The verdict is in from the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial.
I admit that I watched most of the testimony on You Tube and found it difficult to believe that someone who is physically raped with a glass bottle would not seek medical treatment, but simply go upstairs and take a sleeping pill and go to bed. That one was a stretch. The reports of broken noses with an appearance on the James Corden show the very next day showing no bruising, was also a stretch. If the woman documented every little thing, including Johnny’s rampage in their kitchen, why did she not take pictures of such major evidence of physical assault as she testified to?
I do also think that addicts who drink to excess or take illegal drugs to the point of blacking out may not remember everything they have done or said.While he may not have “laid a hand on her,” reports of shoving and pushing her down in an airplane aisle with the toe of his boot were not pretty and may well have happened.
As for the “who said what,” it was pretty clear that each of the participants had defamed the other and acted poorly. The e-mails from Depp to Paul Bettany concerning Amber Heard were way beyond uncomplimentary, but it is undeniable that Amber was similarly cruel towards Johnny Depp and probably pushed buttons from his childhood, since she knew enough to do so.
Then there was the film from the elevator to Amber’s penthouse apartment, showing her going up to the penthouse the very day before filing for a restraining order against Depp, accompanied by James Franco. Another such video shows her with Elon Musk.
The jury awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages in the suit against Heard. The “Aquaman” star received an award of $2 million in damages in her countersuit against Depp.
In other words, there were no angels in this mess and neither side is going to walk away without repercussions that, by and large, are going to be bad.