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Knightley's stand against domestic abuse

entertainment Updated: May 11, 2009 16:00 IST

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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".