By Nicole Caico

Amber Heard recently filed for divorce from Johnny Depp. The news of the celebrity divorce surfaced just before claims of domestic abuse arose. Heard claims that the celebrity relationship had been violent. According to People.comthe alleged text exchange between Amber Heard and Depp’s assistant, Stephen Deuters, was analyzed by tech specialist, Kevin Cohen, who confirmed the authenticity, “On Sunday, June 5, 2016, I was asked to examine iPhone backups of Amber Heard,” he said. “It was her normal routine to sync her iPhone on the computer. I forensically imaged and examined the device containing Ms. Heard’s iPhone backups, and I conclude that the backups are authentic.”

In celebrity news, Johnny Depp is under fire for assaulting Amber Heard. What are some ways to seek help in a violent relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

Domestic violence is extremely serious. Hollywood couples are not isolated from the reality of abuse, and neither are normal couples. Domestic violence is to be treated seriously and stopped as soon as possible in any situation:

1. Tell someone you know: A good place to start when seeking help in a violent relationship is to tell someone close to you, that you trust, what is happening. Talking about the violence that you have been dealing with alone can help you come to terms with the situation, and allow the person you tell to support you.

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2. Call a hotline: There are several domestic violence hotlines, both state and national. Either search for the hotline you would like to call, or have someone make the search and the call for you. How you choose to go about this is a personal choice varies case by case. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, here is one national hotline that you can call: http://www.thehotline.org, 1-800-799-7233.

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3. Get police involved: This is probably the most extreme route to take, but can be extremely necessary. If you have no other way to protect yourself, get authorities involved.

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