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In the United States, the verdict is expected in the defamation lawsuit brought by Johnny Depp against his ex-wife, Amber Heard. Deliberations are expected to continue on Tuesday. In question, an interview with the actress published in the washington post in 2018 in which she said she was the victim of domestic violence, without naming her ex-companion by name.
With our correspondent in New York, Loubna Anaki
The filmed and highly publicized trial held millions of spectators in suspense for more than six weeks. And during all this time, we were far from the glitz and glamor to which Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are accustomed. In front of the judge and the cameras, the two celebrities mutually tore each other apart: unpacking a toxic couple, accounts of sordid anecdotes and mutual accusations of violence.
The star of the saga Pirates of the Caribbean accuses Amber Heard of having destroyed her career, her reputation by presenting herself as a victim of domestic violence. The actor’s lawyer repeated on Friday that nothing corroborates these accusations and that on the contrary, it was Johnny Depp who was the victim of violence. The actor is claiming $50 million in damages. Amber Heard, counter-attacked and asks for the double. According to her, this complaint futile ” prolonged ” abuse and harassment that Johnny Depp did to him.
Amber Heard, humiliated and mocked on social networks
It is word against word and the seven jurors will have to decide and decide if there has been defamation or not. But in the court of social networks, Amber Heard has already been sentenced. The actress is the target of Johnny Depp fans, she is humiliated, mocked, smeared and even threatened with death. A campaign which, according to defenders of women’s rights, could dissuade future victims of violence from filing complaints against powerful or famous men.
Amber Heard’s Life has become hell “Since the start of the trial, said his lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, during this final day of proceedings before the court in Fairfax, near Washington. She asked the jurors, five men and two women, to dismiss Johnny Depp’s complaint for the ” let her continue her life and raise her child “.
If the jury decides that ” Amber has suffered even one attack, she wins “, underlined one of his lawyers, Ben Rottenborn, after having listed the many disputes of the couple, some of which, according to the actress, degenerated into violence.