Kerry Washington Speaks Out on Financial Abuse [Video]

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The topic of domestic violence has been under a strong spotlight in the news lately, but what about financial abuse? Kerry Washington wants to make sure that another stress on women’s lives hangs right there by their purse straps. Financial abuse is a subset of domestic violence, where the abuser limits the victim’s access to cash, destroys their credit and makes it hard for them to get a job. Without financial stability and independence, women in compromising situations may not be able to escape.

As the ambassador for Allstate’s Purple Purse campaign, wants to raise awareness about this less spoken of form of abuse. “Financial abuse leaves invisible bruises that can take decades to heal,” said Washington in a new PSA clip, “but there’s hope.”

Watch the full video below.