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Mariska Hargitay Tells 'Amy's Story' in HuffPo

Mariska Hargitay Tells 'Amy's Story' in HuffPo

Mariska Hargitay is speaking out about domestic violence and supporting the new documentary Telling Amy’s Story, which tells the story of a woman killed by her husband after years of domestic abuse.

The 46-year-old actress also highlighted Liz Claiborne’s efforts to spread the word about domestic violence, writing, “Liz Claiborne Inc. is…in the process of releasing data from their 2010 College Dating Violence and Abuse Poll in conjunction with their groundbreaking ‘It’s Time to Talk Day’. The survey found that 41 percent of dating freshmen and seniors have experienced violence and abusive dating behaviors in their lifetime, with more than half of those surveyed saying they have difficulty identifying what constitutes dating abuse.”

“Become the person in your community — perhaps the first, hopefully the first among many — who knows the signs of domestic and intimate partner violence, who knows how to respond to a victim with compassion and wisdom, and who knows how participate in creating a society where perpetrators will not be allowed to abuse with impunity and without consequence,” Mariska wrote.

Pictured inside is Mariska at a celebration for the Children’s Defense Fund’s Beat the Odds program at Guastavino’s on Monday (December 6).

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  • Go Ask Alice

    Jayne Mansfield would be so proud.

    Mariska Hargarity is so together as an actress and in her personal life/conduct.

  • Anon

    I admire Mariska. A beautiful woman, inside and out.

  • Del

    Impressive. I do not believe she is 46 years. Is in great shape .. Beautiful, beautiful.

  • RL

    The world needs more celebrities like Mariska. It’s people like her that make the difference.

  • Evan

    I’m kneeling in front of this woman. She is great. What she has done for women makes it a very special person. Love, Mariska admire for her courage, sensitivity and solidariedade.E she is still beautiful. Thanks Mariska.

  • Paula

    Mariska is an example of an actress, a woman’s generous and unselfish. I hope to see it shine for many years. She deserves it.

  • DEC

    Wow! Mariska shows great form. Glad to see it more beautiful and healthy. I’m a fan and I’m glad to see that this woman who has the right to serve others, continues to conduct an amazing job, worthy of admiration.

  • Angie Voit

    Her mom was pretty

  • Geo

    Okay. Mariska is beautiful, beloved by thousands of fans, loved by lesbians but where’s the husband? This marriage does not seem
    be well.

  • sky

    Geo their marriage is more than just fine, they just are not the public type. They don’t use their marriage for publicity like some other celebs.

  • Anon

    I agree. Mariska is a different celebrity. Uses her fame to help others, not like scandals nor aparecer.Por I love it. She is perfect.

  • Anon

    @Angie Voit:
    Her mother was very busty and outrageous. Mariska is prettier and more talented.

  • Evan


    Okay. Mariska is loved by women of all ages and sexual orientation. But many lesbians hate Mariska. Since she married Peter. They did not forgive her and the chase. It’s awesome.