Elizabeth Smart speaks out against pornography in new video

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Elizabeth Smart Speaks Out Against Pornography in New Video

Kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart says pornography made her captivity worse.

Smart was abducted in 2002 when she was 14 years old. Brian David Mitchell held her at a campsite a few miles from her home in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he raped and assaulted her on an almost daily basis.

Smart says Mitchell based some of his assaults on scenarios depicted in pornographic magazines.

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Elizabeth Smart talks with a reporter before an interview Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Park City, Utah. Smart said she's elated to hear about three Cleveland women who escaped Monday after they disappeared a decade ago."I am so overjoyed —so happy to hear another happy ending," Smart said Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America", adding that the escape is proof families and victims should not give up hope. Smart was kidnapped from her bedroom in Salt Lake City when she was 14. She was freed nine months later when she was found walking with her captor on a suburban street in March 2003. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Elizabeth Smart looks on during a news conference for Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado Friday, April 24, 2015, in Sandy, Utah. The family of a 26-year-old missing woman from Mexico issued an impassioned plea for help in a news conference in Utah organized by Elizabeth Smart. Provo Police Chief John King said Friday that there is no evidence Salgado was kidnapped, but he says they are very worried because she hasn't made contact with anybody for longer than a week. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Elizabeth Smart holds a photo of Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado during a news conference Friday, April 24, 2015, in Sandy, Utah. The family of a 26-year-old missing woman from Mexico issued an impassioned plea for help in a news conference in Utah organized by Elizabeth Smart. Provo Police Chief John King said Friday that there is no evidence Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado was kidnapped, but he says they are very worried because she hasn't made contact with anybody for longer than a week. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Elizabeth Smart plays with her dog following an interview Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Park City, Utah. Smart said she's elated to hear about three Cleveland women who escaped Monday after they disappeared a decade ago."I am so overjoyed —so happy to hear another happy ending," Smart said Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America", adding that the escape is proof families and victims should not give up hope. Smart was kidnapped from her bedroom in Salt Lake City when she was 14. She was freed nine months later when she was found walking with her captor on a suburban street in March 2003. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Elizabeth Smart speaks to reporters regarding her advocacy of child protection and the healing process she has experienced, prior to her presentation at the Child Sexual Abuse Conference, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in State College, Pa. Smart was abducted in 2002 and held prisoner for nine months before being reunited with her family. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)
Elizabeth Smart, left, and her father Ed Smart talk to the media in front of the Frank E. Moss Federal Courthouse Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Salt Lake City. Smart's kidnapper, Brian David Mitchell, was sentenced to life in prison. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)
Elizabeth Smart speaks to reporters regarding her advocacy of child protection and the healing process she has experienced, prior to her presentation at the Child Sexual Abuse Conference, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in State College, Pa. Smart was abducted in 2002 and held prisoner for nine months before being reunited with her family. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)
Elizabeth Smart arrives at the federal court house for the closing arguments in the trial of Brian David Mitchell Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Colin E Braley)
Elizabeth Smart walks away after giving a statement to the media outside federal court following a guilty verdict in the Brian David Mitchell trial Friday, Dec. 10 2010 in Salt Lake City. Mitchell was found guilty for the June 5 2002 abduction of the 23-year-old. (AP Photo/Colin E Braley)
Elizabeth Smart, right, walks out of the federal courthouse with her mother Lois Smart after testifying at a competency hearing for her alleged kidnapper, Brian David Mitchell, Oct. 1 2009, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Colin Braley)
President Bush speaks before signing a wide-ranging package of child safety measures in the Rose Garden of the White House Wednesday, April 30, 2003, in Washington. With Bush on stage are the Smart family, left to right, Ed Smart, Elizabeth Smart, and Lois Smart. Elizabeth was recently reunited with her family after being kidnapped. Woman at right is Donna Norris. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Lois Smart, right, hugs her daughter Elizabeth Smart, center, Wednesday, April 30, 2003, during a White House signing ceremony for a wide-ranging package of child safety measures. Elizabeth Smart was reunited with her family on March 12 after being kidnapped. Looking on at left is Elizabeth's father Ed Smart. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Ed and Lois Smart, parents of Elizabeth Smart, look at a poster of Elizabeth at a city wide event celebrating Elizabeth's return Friday, March 14, 2003, in Salt Lake City. Elizabeth Smart was abducted last June and was found alive Wednesday in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
The National Enquirer, containing a story about the Elizabeth Smart abduction, is openly displayed on the racks at a Smith's grocery store Friday, June 21, 2002, in Salt Lake City. Because of the article, some stores in the chain are keeping the issue behind the counter. The neighborhood store near where the Smarts live isn't selling the issue at all. Elizabeth, 14, was kidnapped from her home June 5. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)
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"He would turn, and he'd look at me, and he'd be like, 'Now we're going to do this,'"Smart said.

Smart spoke out against pornography in a new video from activist group Fight the New Drug, which raises awareness of the harmful effects of porn by presenting it "as a public health issue, rather than as a moral, political or religious argument."

"I have gone on to become an advocate for abuse prevention, an advocate against pornography. I witnessed firsthand just how damaging it is," Smart said.

Smart testified against Mitchell in 2010. He was sentenced to life in prison in 2011.

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