Mel B opens up about domestic abuse in powerful new video 1 month ago

Mel B opens up about domestic abuse in powerful new video

The star recently spoke about her decision to join the campaign.

Spice Girls star Mel B has been praised for her performance in a powerful Women's Aid video.

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The short film - Love Should Not Hurt - is set to the music of Fabio D'Andrea and depicts the singer as a victim of domestic violence.

Actor Sam Mackay appears alongside Mel B as her abusive partner.

As the film ends, statistics from the World Health Organisation appear on the screen:

"1 in 3 women globally, around 736 million, are subjected to physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner, or sexual violence from a non-partner."

Yesterday, Mel B appeared on ITV's Good Morning Britain to speak about her decision to get involved in this campaign.

"As a woman that's gone through it, it does crush your soul, it really does strip you," she said. "I'm going to be taking forever to get that back."

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She continued: "I've had to build myself up. One of the good things for me is to speak to other women who have been in a similar situation.

"You know, that's why this video is so important because it's not just my story. It's bits and pieces of my story, but it's every woman's story. It's everybody's voice because we are dealing with an epidemic."

The singer also spoke about how isolating the experience of domestic abuse can be.

"You put on your armour, and you walk out into the world," she told Susanna Reid. "But behind closed doors, it's very very different. And it's embarrassing and shameful and you carry so much guilt having to try and keep that secret.

"People in these situations, they don't feel like there's a way out. They've been isolated from their friends, their family and that's one of the major signs somebody is in one of those kinds of relationships."

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If you or someone you know has been affected by any of the issues raised in this article, help is available. The Women's Aid 24-hour National Helpline can be reached at 1800 341 900.