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Reese Witherspoon: We Must All...Break This Silence

Reese Witherspoon: We Must All...Break This Silence

Reese Witherspoon speaks out against domestic violence on Wednesday (December 2) at London’s House of Commons and promotes a joint campaign by Avon and the charity Refuge.

At a press conference held Wednesday with other supporters of Avon and Refuge’s efforts, the 33-year-old actress said, “‘There remains what can seem like an impenetrable wall of silence around violence and we must all play a role in breaking this silence.”

”I’ve seen so many people who have suffered in silence and who are embarrassed or ashamed,” Reese said.

”You’re not alone and if you reach out there’s someone next door to you in your life who is ready to give you support and care and love and it’s important to know that.”

FYI: Reese chose a “Aspre” dress by RM by Roland Mouret in autumn red.

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  • fake and phony

    Reese Witherspoon should stick to making silly romcoms and selling cheap Avon perfumes.

  • dundies

    i love this. I don’t care if the haters hate for whatever reason they can find today. piss off

  • kenortega

    Man this c u next tuesday is aging badly. needs to get ejaculated onthe face with my magical load. better for her skin that botox.

  • lucy

    she’s amazing!
    a beautiful and strong woman!

  • yuck

    Can’t stand that smug, phony biitch.

  • Nothing to admire

    Reese is paid millions $$$ by Avon to do promote the company.
    This is just marketing for Avon and overrated Hollywood actress.

  • Anon.

    She’s a big phoney. I don’t like her. And yes she is getting paid serious money by Avon. Her audience is women who buy cheap crap.

  • G.

    “Break the silence…” is this closer to home? kinda coincide w/ the Jake/Reese break-up. Gotta wonder…

  • Mike Loman

    That’s right Tiger, don’t stay silent

  • Linsday Luv

    Was she talking about tiger woods?

  • Anon.

    Yeah, #8. Except if there was a butt whuppin’ it was prolly Reese beatin’ Jake’s butt. She’s the tough guy in that relationship.

  • $$$

    @G.: Reese’s gig for Avon and her fauxmance with Gyllenhaal have publicity in common.

  • Nat

    How about Reese being a little more honest about her phony image and her fake relationship? She’s a spokesperson for all these causes, why doesn’t she bring a little integrity into her life??

  • Tina

    Yeah right. Reese will be speaking out up until Avon keeps paying her. She’ll be shutting up the second Avon stops paying her. The only thing Reese is interested in promoting is herself and her phony image and getting PR from her showmance to try and make herself look relevant.

  • sara

    Chill out she’s standing up for women who don’t have a voice, give her a little respect for that.

  • Gregory

    My little uneducated peanut butter cup full of brownish baby duty paste needs to read more Camille Paglia.

  • Linsday Loman

    I hope she marries Jake!

  • Jill

    “she’s standing up for women who don’t have a voice,”
    uh, do beards fall into that category too??

  • lillian

    Reese is one the very few actresses in Hollywood that does have integrity and cherishes her privacy. She has never been a publicity seeker and those of you on this board that are bashing her should be ashamed. Name one instance in which this wonderful actress was involved in any scandal. She was not to blame for her ex’s cheating ways. IN my opinion he is the looser. She is lending her name for good causes. Why shouldn’t she get paid for doing apearances for Avon? It is her time after all and would any of you do it for free if given the choice? Stop hating. She does not deserve it

  • Reese stinks

    lillian, give us a break.
    Reese Witherspoon is a phony and cheap publicity whoore – we didn’t forget how she uses paparazzi to get publicity for herself and her fake relationship and we didn’t forget PR lies she’s telling in interviews .

  • Casey

    I guess all those photo ops of her and her kids and her fake bf are all over the blogs and the tabloids because she is such a private person. And if I had the money she has, yes I would do charity for free. She pretends to be a strong woman and a champion for women’s causes when she is a pathetic Hollywood Beard. This woman is the biggest hypocrite ever.

  • colby

    She is not lending her name she is charging for it and coldly and calculatingly trying to get good press and create an image. Even the chat show hosts were asking her when she spends time with her children and she brushed over the questions like she didn’t give them a second thought. She just finished a movie and now she’s off “saving women”. She should stay home in LA and squeeze in some time with her offspring between excersize and dating.

  • christine

    Violence against women and children ALL OVER THE WORLD in ALL types of situations is important to address.
    But one thing ppl sometimes never realize is that there are certain females …friends/relatives of these attackers… that DEFEND these attackers.

    The ladies who enable or defend this violence and these attackers should be held 100% accountable as well.
    When I was attacked… my attacker never got arrested because two dimwitted females who were his friends gave false witness testimonies backing up his story.
    But there r many ways that women r just as guilty as men.
    What that attacker did to me is unforgiveable….but to know that he got away because of two females…. it’s horrid. Those females would b stupid to bring their kids around that guy.
    I almost died that day and evn with all the evidence, simply because two females defended this attacker FALSELY, the guy got away w/ it.
    I pray that one of these days I can bring him up again on charges.
    There are many women who are behind these men who violently attack others.
    And I’m sickened other women who dont speak about it and just forget about it as if this was the norm… like that horse-faced blonde singer who’s name I forget… that is smetimes posted about in blogs (not Rihanna)…. she said something along those lines. I never did support that singer and I never will support her. I wont even read anything about her b/c when I see her face, I see smeone who is just as bad as that criminal who attacked her. She basically defended that criminal in only a couple words…. “it was the norm” and “forget about it.”
    And it’s just plain STUPID and cowardly. Weak. Not a celebrity I would look up to. Even if she couldnt do anythng, its something not to justify, which is basically what she said… she said that sort of violence was the norm in her neighborhood. It’s the norm in other countries too…. should we forget about it?
    My situation was unique in that this was not any “norm” in the neighborhood and this was no stranger, who had assaulted me.
    How it happened was horrid. It was attempted murder.
    I’ve met some pretty tough guys who’ve done some pretty bad things, but they would never justify hitting a woman… even for drugs or money or anything. My attacker is a full-on coward. Not even my own father has ever laid a hand on me or my mom in his life and he’s pretty tempermental & strict.

  • lakers fan in boston

    she’s been looking pretty tired lately
    she looks amazing regardless tho
    simple pretty dress
    love reese, she’s so beautiful and a good thing she’s doing

  • Babey Vegg

    I hope she can stop does breakup rumors with jake

  • Stone

    That’s what starts it in the first place!