Halle Berry Confesses Childhood Of Domestic Violence

November 17th, 2009 // 1 Comment

It’s a pet cause near and dear to Halle Berry‘s heart to raise awareness about domestic violence. The actress hosted An Evening of Awareness to benefit the Jenesse Center and the the Trevor Project with photographer, Mark Lidell, looking stunning in a simple black dress, leather jacket and that short hair we love so much.

In an interview with the NBC Nightly News, Berry confesses, “My mother was a battered woman and that was my childhood for a good chunk of it.” She goes on to explain, “Early on in my life, I made choices, and I chose men that were abusive because that was what I knew growing up.”

As a result, Halle has now focused on helping those affected by the issue and was recently honored by the Jenesse Center for her efforts. Berry says, “I care, I really care about these women and children.”

Other attendees who made an appearance at the event include Style editor, Bobbie Thomas, Gossip Girl star, Kelly Rutherford, and journalist Natalie Morales.

Gallery Info: Halle Berry, Mark Liddell, Natalie Morales, Bobbie Thomas and Kelly Rutherford at An Evening of Awareness to benefit the Jenesse Center and the Trevor Project at the Crosby Street Hotel.

By Lisa Timmons

  1. Carrie

    Halle should consider the memoir In Our House, Perception vs. Reality by Marala Scott and Tre’ Parker for her next defining role. This story has a twist to blow people away. I thought of Halle because she is mentioned in the book being compared to Marala’s mother, Alley. After reading the book, it would be another award-winning role from award-winning authors. The book is chilling! It takes the reader inside the house to feel and witness what this family went through at the grip of their intelligent father.
    You heard it here first. Tyrese Gibson’s endorsing the book as “life changing.”

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