Fact Check: Does Avon Relocate Domestic Abuse Victims?

A TikTok video claiming that Avon, a direct sales company, helps relocate victims of domestic violence went viral on Twitter, having been viewed more than a million times.

TikTok user and Avon representative Dee Graham, or @deegraham43, shared a video that included a clip of a woman talking about being a victim of domestic abuse before Graham told her viewers to contact their local Avon representative for help.

The TikTok video seems to have been removed from Graham's page but is still circulating on Twitter.

The Claim

In her video, Dee Graham claimed that Avon will relocate victims of domestic abuse. The video was shared on Twitter by @btaylorbeautyy.

In the video, Graham says: "You don't have anything to be ashamed of. I'm going to tell you something a lot of you ladies don't know. I've been married 27 years, I've been with my husband 30 years. I was a military wife, I sold Avon on every base. Every base I would get to I would be the new Avon lady.

"You want to know why? Go to your nearest Avon representative and let her see your face. Avon will relocate you anywhere. All they ask is that you remain safe. Just go to an Avon rep. They may not know, just tell them to tell their district manager. They will move you."

Many social media users are wondering why they did not already know that this was an option while sharing the video with the intention of helping others.

Just learned that if you are a woman in a domestic violence situation, that you can reach out to your local Avon representative. Avon will relocate you, free of charge. pic.twitter.com/hIEvrDNQWh

— they cant keep a bad bih down (@btaylorbeautyy) March 24, 2021

The Facts

Avon USA told Newsweek that the information in the TikTok video is false.

Avon said: "Avon has been empowering women for 135 years and we are proud to support many causes that have women and their families at the heart. While Avon has supported domestic violence organizations in the past, we do not directly provide services for domestic abuse survivors.

"The information in the recent social media video is false and we are sorry for the confusion. Avon Representatives are independent business owners and not employees of Avon. Their private actions and social media posts are not reviewed or condoned by Avon.

"We encourage anyone who needs help to contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Visit https://www.thehotline.org/ or call 1.800.799.SAFE."

The Ruling

False.

Avon does not relocate victims of domestic violence.

Anyone seeking help should call The National Domestic Violence Hotline, which is a free and confidential hotline that is available 24/7 that can be reached on 1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224. The Hotline also provides information on local resources.

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Avon lipstick products are displayed at the U.S. headquarters for Avon Products Inc. on September 14, 2011, in New York City. A viral TikTok video is claiming that Avon relocates victims of domestic violence, but Avon told Newsweek that this information is false. Mario Tama/Getty