Christina millian"Staring down the barrel of a gun is the scariest thing you could ever experience," said Christina Milian, during the latest episode of her reality TV show, which she used to promote an app for victims of domestic violence. As a survivor of that horror, the Milian is using her fame to help others. She's not the only one. Meet other Latina celebs who escaped and now speak against it.


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Christina Millian

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On the latest episode of Christina Milian Turned Up, she is promoted Stop Attack, an app that helps women on domestic violence situation. While talking about it she told her personal story of an attack she suffered from a boyfriend, while she was a teenagers.


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Her scary story

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Her words are chilling and a cautionary tale:

"I remember being that girl in the middle of the gas station trying to call 911 or call my mom and he's got me by my head and by my hair and he's pulling me back and there's people just watching and they don't know what to do. And all you could hope for is that someone will save you. But at the same time, you don't know how to save yourself."

This apparently happened when Milian was in her late teens. 


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Jasmine V

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Singer Jasmine's song "Didn't Mean It" is about her experience as a victim of domestic violence. She filmed the video in 2012 with the hopes that it works as a PSA for domestic violence.

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Kate del Castillo

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Mexican movie and telenovela star Kate del Castillo divorced her first husband, beloved soccer player Luis García, after several incidents of domestic violence.


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Evelyn Lozada

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Days after marrying basketball star Chad Ochocinco, Evelyn Lozada filed for divorce, after he allegedly head-butted her. "Domestic violence is not okay and hopefully my taking a stand will help encourage other women to break their silence as well. I’m grateful to my family, friends and fans for the outpouring of support during this difficult time," she said in an official statement.


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Mariah Carey

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Christina Aguilera

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The cause of domestic violence is very close to Christina Aguilera, who suffered at the hands of her Ecuadorean father when she was little.

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Carmen Dominicci

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Puerto Rican TV presenter and journalist Carmen Dominicci wasn't in just one but two marriages that ended due to domestic violence. The first one to actor Oswaldo Ríos. The second to CNN en español host Fernando del Rincón in 2010.


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April Hernández

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 "I thought he was going to kill me...He beat me up. He was physically, emotionally abusive," says the actress, April Hernández about a boyfriend she had when she was a teenager. She is now an activist against domestic violence.

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Olga Tañón

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Boricua salsa star Olga Tañón has said that she was abused psychologically by baseball player Juan "Igor" González, her first husband and father of her daughter Gabriella.



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Devious Maids star Ana Ortíz has never forgotten an abusive relatioship she experienced in her 20s. She uses any opportunity to help women in a similar situation.

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Myrka Dellanos

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Cuban journalist Myrka Dellanos had to call the police to her house, after her third ex husband beat her in the face, in 2008.