The “trial of the century” might be this Depp/Heard defamation lawsuit where Johnny Depp emerges an epic hero and Amber Heard is exposed as a Jezebel character.
Epic because it happens as Americans have never been pushing back against the Marxist left so hard as they currently are, and one of the foundational concepts of the American Marxism movement is the “the woman is always a victim.”
And Depp is turning that narrative on it’s head with his courageous determination to show the world what an abusive partner Heard was to him. The female as the abuser is one of our culture’s last taboos to come out of the closet.
Johnny Depp is the classic survivor of a lifetime of abuse by women, first his mother and now his wife-ex-wife. Depp’s role as the little guy who is standing before the ‘Me Too” Goliath and saying that he is ‘mad as hell and not going to take it anymore” is pulling heartstrings all over the world.
The testimony of Heard was watched by millions of people on Wednesday, and by 7:30 AM there were already 10,000 people waiting for Thursday’s live streaming of her day’s testimony.
Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against Amber Heard continues today (May 5) after a number of explosive moments in recent days.
The former Pirates of the Caribbean actor will return to the witness stand, for further cross-examination to begin week three of the case, which has already gained international attention.
Last Wednesday, Mr Depp claimed his relationship with Ms Heard mirrored abuse by his mother, calling his marriage an “endless parade of insults”.
Court was adjourned the following day, after lawyers challenged the actor over vulgar text messages he sent about his partner.
The Heard team did not want these days to be seen by the public at all, because Heard is not playing well to the public. The team had tried to have the case dismissed and failed.
The judges reactions have gone viral:
— Kari Baxter Donovan (@Saorsa1776) May 5, 2022
Yahoo reported on Tuesday on the judge’s refusal to dismiss the case:
There is enough evidence to support Johnny Depp’s $50 million claim of defamation.
On Tuesday, the actor’s legal team rested their case after 13 days of testimony as Depp says Amber Heard ruined his career by presenting herself as a victim of abuse. After hearing oral arguments by both sides, the judge denied a motion from Heard’s legal team to dismiss the lawsuit.
Depp is suing Heard over a Dec. 2018 op-ed she wrote that was published in The Washington Post. There are three parts of the article that Depp is suing over specifically. One is the title of the online op-ed: “I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change.” The second is how Heard described herself as “public figure representing domestic abuse.” The third is when she wrote, “I had the rare vantage point of seeing, in real time, how institutions protect men accused of abuse.”
Judge Penney Azcarate denied the defense’s motion to strike for statements two and three. She’s taking the first under advisement.
“Last night I reviewed all the evidence submitted in this matter,” Judge Azcarate said. “As to the second and third alleged defamatory statements… I view the evidence in light most favorable to the plaintiff.”
Although Heard didn’t name Depp in the article, it’s “reasonably inferred” she’s talking about Depp.
“There is evidence in the case that a jury could weigh that the statements were made by the defendant, that the statements were about the plaintiff, that the statement was published, that the statement is false and the defendant made the statement knowing it to be false, or the defendant made it so recklessly as to amount to a willful disregard of the truth,” the judge continued.
Going into Day 2 of Heard’s testimony here are some things to know, according to USA Today:
After a judge rejected Amber Heard’s motion to dismiss Johnny Depp’s libel suit against her, a psychologist testified that Heard suffered post-traumatic stress disorder from violence she suffered at the hands of Depp, including multiple acts of sexual assault.
The sexual assaults included being forced to perform oral sex and having Depp penetrate her with a liquor bottle, the psychologist, Dawn Hughes, told jurors at Depp’s libel trial against Heard. He accuses her of falsely claiming in a newspaper op-ed piece that she was a victim of domestic violence.
Hughes’ testimony contradicts that of a psychologist hired by Depp’s lawyers, who said Heard was faking her symptoms of PTSD and suffered from borderline and histrionic personality disorders. Hughes disputed that Heard suffers from any personality disorder.
Hughes was the first witness to take the stand on Heard’s behalf after Depp’s lawyers rested their case Tuesday morning. She said she based her testimony on 29 hours of interviews with Heard, as well as interviews with Heard’s therapists and a review of court documents.