A number of high-profile celebrities are coming together to help raise awareness for male survivors of sexual abuse in an emotional new PSA.
Courteney Cox, Hilary Swank, Mary J. Blige, Ice-T, Tim Gunn and more appear in No More’s recently released video campaign, which focuses on the stigma surrounding male abuse victims.
The latest clip features the group reading out common phrases that male survivors of sexual assault commonly hear – but shouldn’t.
The video opens with Orange Is the New Black actress Natasha Lyonne looking straight into the camera, saying, “What kind of man would let that happen to him?”
“It’s none of my business,” says Cox, with Blige questioning, “Why didn’t he tell anyone?”
According to the description on the video, one in six men are survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
While some celebrities speak in a scornful tone and others in disbelief, the video sheds light on just how easy it is for people to overlook sexual assault against men.
“Why didn’t he fight back?” “But he’s such a nice guy,’ and “It’s just a misunderstanding,” are more phrases heard in the video.
This video is just the latest in a series of NO MORE campaigns, which focuses on addressing sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and is presented with Joyful Heart, Viacom and 1in6 organization.
The video also appears during No More Week, which aims to make domestic violence and sexual assault awareness and prevention a priority year-round.