“I can understand the jury, but social media has been unfair.”
During the months of April and May, the media covered the trial opposing Amber hearing at Johnny Deppwho accused his ex-wife of defamation following a paper published in the washington post. She wrote there, without mentioning the name of her ex-husband, to have suffered domestic violence. The judges, who delivered their verdict on June 1, found the actress guilty and awarded her $15 million in damages. For the NBC, Amber hearing gave her first interview about the trial, where she gives her opinion on the role of social networks in this case. Particularly on TikTok, netizens overwhelmingly supported Depp throughout the trial.
“Demonized” by the networks, Amber Heard appeals in her lawsuit against Johnny Depp
On June 3, the hashtag #JusticeForJohnnyDepp had nearly 20 billion views, #JusticeForAmberHeard was at 77.5 million while #AmberHeardIsGuilty (Amber Heard is guilty) had exceeded 900 million. And it doesn’t just stop at the hashtags: the petition created to demand the withdrawal of the actress from the next Aquaman has obtained 4.5 million signatures. Mera’s interpreter says: ” I don’t blame [les internautes]. In truth, I understand them: he is a beloved character and people feel like they know him. He’s a fantastic actor. […] I don’t care what people think of me or what judgments are made about what happened in my home, in the privacy of my home, in my marriage, behind closed doors. I don’t think the average person needs to know that sort of thing, so I don’t take it personally. […] But even someone who is sure I deserve all this hate and thinks I’m lying can’t look me in the eye and tell me that the portrayals on social media have been fair. You can’t tell me it was right.”
Although juries have been instructed to stay away from the networks, the legal team atAmber Heard nevertheless insists on the impact they had on the case. Elaine charlson Bredehoftthe lawyer of the actress, affirms: It’s impossible that they weren’t influenced, and that’s horrible. There was a real imbalance “. To answer this accusation, Benjamin chew and Camille Basinlawyers of Johnny Deppbelieve that there is no reason “ to believe that the jurors violated their oath by going to the networks.
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