'We were the last line of defence': Watch Ashton Kutcher give an emotional testimony on modern slavery

Ashton Kutcher gave an emotional speech on modern slavery to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at a hearing that took place on Shine a Light on Slavery Day.

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“I’ve met victims that’ve been trafficked from Mexico, victims in New York, and New Jersey, and all across our country. I’ve been on FBI raids, where I’ve seen things that no person should ever see. I’ve seen video content of a child that’s the same age as mine being raped by an American man that was a sex tourist in Cambodia. And this child was so conditioned by her environment, that she thought she was engaging in play.

I’ve been on the other end of a phone call from my team asking for my help, because we had received a call from the Department of Homeland Security telling us that a seven-year-old girl was being sexually abused and that content was being spread around the dark web and she’d been being abused and they’d watched her for three years and they could not find the perpetrator. Asking us for help.

We were the last line of defence, an actor and his foundation were the potential last line of defence.”

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