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According to the Domestic Violence Research Center, one in four women have experienced physical violence by a partner, and 74 percent of Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence.

These numbers are staggering and clearly demonstrate how many women — including many of Hollywood’s A-list stars — have fell victim to abuse. A handful of celebs have publicly shared their painful stories in efforts to help other women and we commend them for that.

Take a look at the celebs who have overcome domestic violence and had the courage to speak their truth.

Celebrities Who’ve Survived Domestic Violence  was originally published on