Amber Heard made a rare red carpet appearance for Glamour‘s Women of the Year awards in Los Angeles.
At Monday’s event, the actress read words written by Emily Doe, the sexual assault victim of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner. The unnamed woman was recognized as one of the Women of the Year along with fellow honorees Gwen Stefani, Ashley Graham, Zendaya and the founders of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Introduced by Lena Dunham, Heard, 30, was joined by actresses Gabourey Sidibe and Freida Pinto on stage to perform a reading of Doe’s court statement and her essay that was published in the magazine’s December issue.
“I am here. I am not that floppy thing you found behind the garbage, speaking melted words,” Doe wrote in her essay. “I am here, I can stand upright, I can speak clearly, I’ve been listening and am painfully aware of all the hurt you’ve been trying to justify.”
Glamour previously had the cast of Girls perform Doe’s essay which described what happened after her powerful letter about Turner went viral.
In May, Heard filed a domestic violence restraining order against then-husband Johnny Depp (which a judge granted) four days after filing for divorce from Depp after 15 months of marriage.
In August, the former couple announced they had reached a divorce settlement outside of court, just one day before their scheduled restraining order hearing. The judge ultimately dismissed the domestic violence case against Depp and terminated the actor’s temporary restraining order.
PEOPLE confirmed that Heard divided her full $7 million divorce settlement from Depp to a number of charities with “a particular focus to stop violence against women.”
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By Karen Mizoguchi
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