In 2018, Amber Heard wrote to op-ed for the Washington Put up that detailed her experiences as a survivor of home abuse.
Though she did not title her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, within the piece, he and his authorized crew claimed that it was closely implied that he was the abuser, and that he’d misplaced out on film offers as a direct results of it.
Johnny has repeatedly denied being abusive in the direction of Amber, and filed a defamation lawsuit towards her in response to the article. She has counter-south for $100 million.
That is the second time that Johnny has taken home abuse allegations to court docket, having beforehand filed to sue the manager editor of British tabloid The Solar for libel after they referred to him as a “spouse beater” in an article.
The case went to trial in 2020, and Amber testified that Johnny had been abusive all through their relationship.
Johnny finally misplaced the case after a decide dominated that The Solar’s assertion about him was right. Nonetheless, as a result of Johnny sued the publication and never Amber, the decide’s verdict was not grounds to dismiss Johnny’s present lawsuit towards her.
As a substitute, the extremely public trialwhich is happening in Virginia, started final month, and is being meticulously adopted by folks throughout the globe.
The truth is, many social media customers have come beneath scrutiny for creating memes out of the very critical home abuse allegations, in addition to turning audio snippets from Amber’s tearful testimonies into viral TikTok sounds.
Throughout her testimony, Amber claimed that Johnny had bodily, sexuallyand emotionally abused her all through their relationship, which started in 2012. She has recounted a few of the alleged encounters intimately, with pictures of her accidents and textual content messages additionally being submitted as proof.
All through his four-day testimony earlier within the trial, Johnny denied ever hitting Amber and accused her of being the aggressor of their relationship. Audio recordings that he made throughout their violent rows have been shared.
Johnny’s followers have been exhibiting up on the courthouse to share their help for him throughout the trial, and are additionally rallying collectively on social media in his protection.
At instances, their conduct has been referred to as out for being problematic and trivializing the severity of the allegations towards him — significantly after they filmed themselves reacting to Amber’s sexual assault allegations and claimed that she was describing “each girl’s fantasy.”
The audio of Amber describing the assault has since been faraway from TikTok.
And Johnny’s supporters got here beneath scrutiny once more on the weekend when it was revealed that some are bombarding his 22-year-old daughter, Lily-Rose Depp, with abusive Instagram messages for not publicly supporting her father.
“You submit your tits greater than your personal dad, what a wreck,” one message learn. Another person wrote: “Please help your father. No matter YOUR relationship with him you recognize that Amber is NOT THE VICTIM. Help him please, converse up!!!!”
A 3rd individual added: “Not a single pic of your dad! What sort of human being are u!?” In a second remark, the identical account continued: “After years you’ll be gone and forgotten and folks will solely keep in mind you because the daughter of a legendary man.”
“I see not one image of you along with your father. WHY??” demanded one follower. One other wrote: “How come you didn’t converse out about your father’s case!”
Different feedback confirmed Johnny’s supporters asking Lily-Rose how they’ll get in contact together with his authorized crew to supply assist in the trial.
Whereas Lily-Rose hasn’t spoken out about this specific case, she defended her dad in a now-deleted Instagram submit again in 2016, when Amber’s accusations towards Johnny have been first made public.
Sharing a throwback photograph of Johnny serving to her stroll when she was nonetheless a child, Lily-Rose wrote on the time: “My dad is the sweetest most loving individual I do know, he is been nothing however an exquisite father to my little brother and I, and everybody who is aware of him would say the identical.”
Lily-Rose has additionally been talked about by each Amber and Johnny throughout the trial, with Amber claiming that Johnny was hiding his ingesting from his youngsters throughout a visit to the Bahamas on July 9, 2013. Along with Lily-Rose, Johnny is father to a son, Jack, now 20.
Amber alleged that he was bodily abusive in the direction of her whereas they have been on a yacht, and shortly afterwards she and Lily-Rose left the island collectively by way of helicopter.
In the meantime, Johnny claimed that Lily-Rose didn’t have relationship with Amber, and was absent from their 2015 wedding ceremony.
“My daughter, Lily-Rose, didn’t come to the marriage. She and Ms. Heard weren’t on significantly nice phrases, for a number of causes,” he instructed the court docket. He additionally claimed that Amber would inform him that his youngsters did not like him and referred to as him a “unhealthy father.”
Countering his declare that the kids truly did not like her, Amber shared a 2013 e-mail that Johnny despatched to the singer Elton John, the place he additionally referred to as the mom of his youngsters, Vanessa Paradis, a “French extortionist cunt.”
“On the opposite aspect of the coin… My youngsters have fallen head over heels in deep love with Amber (my lady) and that stress off my shoulders is fucking gone!!!,” the e-mail learn. “That’s in contrast to the French extortionist (ex cunt) makes an attempt to brainwash them towards her… Which, I am positive is imminent.”
Johnny was with Vanessa for about 14 years, between 1998 and 2012, and he or she submitted a declaration in protection of him throughout his 2020 trial towards The Solar.
Within the court docket paperwork, she wrote: “I’ve identified Johnny Depp for greater than 25 years. We have been companions for 14 years and we raised our two youngsters collectively. By way of all these years I’ve identified Johnny to be a form, attentive, beneficiant, and non-violent individual and father.”
“I’m conscious of the allegations which Amber Heard has publicly accused Johnny of for greater than 4 years now. That is nothing just like the true Johnny I’ve identified, and from my private expertise of a few years, I can say he was by no means violent or abusive to me,” she continued.
Johnny’s relationship with Amber started shortly after his break up from Vanessa, and he reportedly gave her $100 million after their breakup to keep away from a court docket battle.
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