ST PAUL, MN - JULY 16: <> walk(s) the red carpet at the 2017 Starkey Hearing Foundation So the World May Hear Awards Gala at the Saint Paul RiverCentre on July 16, 2017 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images for Starkey Hearing Foundation) *** local caption *** ;

“You can see in their faces and hear in their voices how broken they are,” he said.
Witnessing such despair is what led to his philanthropic endeavor, Tyler said.
The singer said a stint in rehab years ago allowed him to meet many women who were there partly because of struggles resulting from abuse.
“While I was in (rehab), I found out most of women in there were battered and beaten and abused verbally and sexually in huge numbers,” he said. “It was like seven out of 10, eight out of 10.”
The magnitude of the issue began to occur to Tyler after the success of “Janie’s Got a Gun,” his band’s 1989 hit about a girl sexually abused by her father. The powerful video, directed by Oscar-nominated director David Fincher, helped propel the single.
Tyler participated in various charities for years but in 2015 started his own, Janie’s Fund, and partnered with Youth Villages …