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Knightley's stand against domestic abuse

Keira Knightley recently appeared in an abuse ad. In the promo she plays an actress who is beaten by her lover who accuses her of having an affair with a co-star. The ad was deemed too violent for UK TV and banned.

entertainment Updated: May 11, 2009 16:00 IST

Keira Knightley recently appeared in an abuse ad. In the promo she plays an actress who is beaten by her lover who accuses her of having an affair with a co-star. This is domestic violence at its worst.

The footage - made for UK charity Women's Aid - ends with Knightley being repeatedly kicked on the floor. It was deemed too violent for UK TV schedules by advertising approval body Clearcast.

But Knightley's real-life partner and Pride & Prejudice co-star Rupert Friend has hit out at the UK advertising watchdog after the actress' anti-domestic violence advert was banned from British television. He has blasted Clearcast's decision calling it "ridiculous".