The actress spoke about "some of the most painful and difficult times of her life" during an event that brought together several Hollywood women to mark a year since the #MeToo movement was created.
Amber Heard went on to talk about alleged assaults during her marriage to Johnny Depp.
On a night that brought together several Hollywood women to mark a year since the #MeToo movement was created, the actress shared an open letter in which she spoke of "some of the most painful and difficult times of her life."
The Porter magazine 'party' was held on Tuesday and the artist read aloud the letter she had written for publication in December 2016 shortly after filing for divorce with Johnny Depp.
Amber accused the actor of domestic violence, allegations that were denied by the artist.
"Let's start with the truth, hard and cold. When a woman introduces herself to talk about her suffering, about injustice, instead of help, respect and support, she will be met with hostility, skepticism and shame. The motives are questioned and the truth ignored. No matter how terrible or terrifying the trauma is, the truth is that it can pale in comparison to what happens next, "begins the letter.
"No wonder many of us feel that we have to stay quiet or keep ourselves safe to try to maintain our dignity by resisting silently. The fear of being banned by the community is just the most terrifying prospect there is, "he adds. "But I'm here to tell you that there's no need to make this awful deal. It is not easy to raise your voice, to defend yourself and your truth and to do it alone, but our world is changing. Standing shoulder to shoulder, like women, we understand a vast army of voices and we can no longer accept silence, "reads.