GIANTS SAY NO MORE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
BY MATT COHEN
On camera, actress Mariska Hargitay stars as Lieutenant Olivia Benson on the NBC hit drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Off camera, she's leading efforts to raise public awareness for domestic violence and sexual assault.
In October, several New York Giants players, team president John Mara and head coach Tom Coughlin joined Hargitay in the filming of a PSA for NO MORE, a nationwide campaign aimed at ending domestic violence and sexual assault. Mara and Coughlin were joined by Prince Amukamara, Mark Herzlich, Andre Williams, Devon Kennard and Eli Manning in representing the Giants in the PSA.
Hargitay launched the NO MORE celebrity PSA campaign in September 2013. She came on board because of her involvement with the Joyful Heart Foundation, a foundation she started in 2004 to help survivors of sexual assault.
"It's been so beautiful to meet people that I didn't know and actually see them care about something so much that they open up in a situation that can be super scary," Hargitay said.
"NO MORE means that I can stop something," Herzlich added. "I can make a difference. It starts with me. I say NO MORE."
Hargitay was also a special guest before the Giants Week 7 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. The Giants and My Sisters' Place of New York joined forces with Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation by featuring the NO MORE PSA campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness Day. Hargitay came out for the coin flip in a game the Giants ended up winning, 27-20, over their division rival.