Veteran Nollywood actress, Stella Damasus has slammed people who condemn victims of domestic violence for staying with their abuser.
While speaking in a video shared via her Instagram page, Damasus said it’s normal to want a domestic violence victim to leave the abusive relationship or marriage, but stressed that people should not query them for sticking with their abuser.
She added that attacking them for choosing to stay will only compound their problem because abused people have been mentally battered and their self-esteem has been affected, criticizing them will only traumatize them further.
Proffering an alternate approach, Stella advised people to listen to abused victims and try to understand their plight, and then try to find them help. She said one can give them shelter or contact a law-enforcement agency.