Although Halle Berry has kept silent about the horrific domestic abuse she witnessed during her early childhood, the Oscar-winning actress recently felt compelled to share her harrowing experiences while attending a charity event Los Angeles.

Halle Berry
Berry recently recalled seeing domestic abuse in her childhood home

Berry recalled frequently seeing her mother by physically attacked by her stepfather at Thursday night's unite4:good's unite4:humunity gala, where she was honoured for work as a volunteer at the Jenesse Center, the oldest domestic violence intervention program in Los Angeles.

"I'm a victim of domestic violence," she said in front of the star-studded audience at The Beverly Hilton in California. "I wasn't married to a man that beat me up, but my mother was."

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Berry described how she witnessed her mother get beaten "day after day after day" when she was just 5-years-old. The 48-year-old actress saw her get "kicked down stairs" and even get hit in the head with a wine bottle.

"Knowing that she wanted nothing more then for her little girls to see her be empowered and be a woman of strength, but having no way to make that happen was heartbreaking for me," Berry said.

Unfortunately, this horrific abuse lasted for a lengthy period of time. "She stayed for too long and her children, my sister and I, saw far too much and I've suffered the damage of being a child of domestic violence," she continued.

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2015 marked the fifteenth year Berry has been working with the charity organization.

"The reason I say this organization is my heart and soul is because I understand the good that it does and the lives that it changes and the impact it has on women and the children in our community," she said.