A Brave Fan Asks Patrick Stewart A Question He Doesn't Usually Get

STORY BY Adam Yellin

Published: June 1, 2013

Patrick Stewart often talks about his childhood and the torment his father put him and his mother through. However, how he answered this vulnerable and brave fan's question is one of the most eloquent, passionate responses about domestic violence I've ever seen. WARNING: At 2:40, he's going to break your heart a little.

"This was my question to Sir Patrick Stewart at Comicpalooza 2013. I wanted to thank Patrick Stewart for his speech at Amnesty International it personally help me put a name to the abuse, sexual abuse in my case, I had experienced in the past. He responded very passionately and the last thing I thought I would get at was a heartfelt hug. 

When he embraced me he told me "You never have to go through that again, you're safe now". I just kept thanking him. 

I hope everyone who needs help in abusive or violent situations has the courage to do so. There are people willing and ready to help you."

By amazing people Patrick Stewart and Heather Skye. You can see more wonderful photos of the event by going to Eugene Lee Images' Facebook page. (I'd Like him while you are there.) You can also learn more about Amnesty International's campaign against domestic violence here.

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