Actress Kerry Washington, who stars in the TV show Scandal, is appearing in a public service announcement to draw attention to the issue of financial abuse in domestic violence situations.
“It’s the reason so many people stay,” Washington says in an interview with Huffington Post.
Read: Kerry Washington sheds light on an invisible kind of domestic abuse, on HuffingtonPost.com.
Washington’s TV commercial is for the “Purple Purse” fundraising effort, an initiative of the Allstate Foundation.
“In 98% of all domestic violence cases, financial abuse helps keep victims trapped in the abusive relationships,” according to PurplePurse.com.
Purple Purse is now raising funds to support domestic violence organizations.
Read more at PurplePurse.com.