During Johnny Depp’s defamation trial, an opinion piece written by American actress Amber Heard in 2018 for The Washington Post reappeared online. In it, Heard claimed that she had been the victim of domestic abuse. According to Amber Heard’s essay, she experienced “the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out” as she became a public figure symbolising domestic violence. According to Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard, filed in 2019, Heard is not a victim of domestic abuseShe is a bad person.
Depp has filed a $50 million lawsuit for compensation. His denial of the accusations against She him continued. The lawsuit, on the other hand, claimed that Amber Heard’s claims were an elaborate fabrication designed to promote the actress. According to Depp’s lawyers, the article falsely implied that Depp had physically abused Heard in the past.
How Amber Heard’s op-ed influenced Johnny Depp’s career
A personal opinion piece, or “op-ed” as it is known in the vocabulary, is defined as such by the Cambridge English Corpus. Typically, it appears on the page directly opposite the newspaper’s editorial. Johnny Depp lost multiple film opportunities after Amber Heard’s allegations, including his part as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean films. Depp’s talent manager, Jack Whigham, testified in court on May 2, while the trial was still underway, that the actor had lost a $22.5 million agreement to star in the sixth movie of the Pirates of the Caribbean series after Heard’s op-ed was published.
Even though Depp isn’t specifically named in the op-ed, the actor has insisted that it pertains to his and the actress’s relationship. Depp has disputed Amber Heard’s allegations that he hit her often throughout their relationship. According to Whigham’s testimony in a Virginia court, the actor had a verbal agreement with Disney to return to the character of Captain Jack Sparrow in a planned sixth film, but by early 2019, it was apparent that Disney was headed in a different route.
Concerns have been raised about the context of Amber Heard’s op-ed
Terence Dougherty, ACLU’s General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer, was quoted on April 28 as saying that the timing of the article’s publication coincided with the premiere of her blockbuster Aquaman. She worked closely with the individual rights organisation to determine the op-ed’s topic, audience, and timing for publication. The ACLU wrote in an email to Heard about the op-ed that they wanted to release it this week so that they could “capitalize on the tremendous campaign for Aquaman,” which was seen by Depp’s lawyer.
According to him, Amber Heard approved the timing of the column’s publishing in conjunction with the film’s debut. I, like Amber Heard, stood out against sexual abuse and endured the wrath of our society, as the article’s title attests. That can no longer stand. The article was out on the 18th of December, 2018, three days before Aquaman opened in theatres throughout the United States on the 21st.