Kerry Washington Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence In This Purple Purse PSA

One in four women will be a victim of domestic violence.

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    On Monday, Kerry Washington hosted an event to launch the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Program, which teaches women about domestic violence and financial abuse.

    In this PSA, the "Scandal" star takes a stand against domestic violence.

    "One in four women will be a victim of domestic violence," Washington says in the PSA. "Finances are almost always a weapon of choice. Taking away access to cash, destroying credit, jeopardizing jobs; financial abuse leaves invisible bruises that can take decades to heal."

    The actress designed a purple purse that she has been carrying around with her to call attention to the cause. The color purple is a metaphor for the source of a woman's power. It's also the color of domestic violence awareness.

    "Help women take control of their purse strings."

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