Jessica Simpson has issued a plea to women suffering domestic abuse - urging them to leave their violent partners and build new lives for themselves.
The singer penned a song for her latest album, titled Remember That, about her own experiences with violence in the home, but refused to confirm any details about how she was affected by abuse.
Simpson has previously spoken out about the subject, hinting that she had suffered at the hands of a former lover.
And she broached the topic once more during her performance at New York's Madison Square Garden on Thursday (12Feb09) night.
She reportedly told the crowd, "To any woman out there who is in an abusive relationship, let me tell you that each and every single woman, you can take your heart and run so far away and fall in love again, and thats the reason I recorded this song called Remember That.
Simpson chose a particularly poignant time to air her views on the subject, just days after the alleged fight between R&B singer Chris Brown and his girlfriend Rihanna.
The Kiss Kiss hitmaker was charged with making criminal threats after turning himself into Los Angeles police on Sunday (08Feb09) night.
The accusation stems from an early morning fracas which left an unnamed woman, said to be Rihanna, needing medical attention for head wounds.