Amber Heard lost in a huge way as Johnny Depp was able to prove in court that she acted in actual malice against him when publishing an op-ed piece. Now she must pay him $15 million, but she is not happy at all.
Heard took to Twitter almost immediately following the jury’s ruling and she had a lot to say. It seemed as he she had a statement all ready to go as she declared that this ruling sets back the clock for domestic violence survivors.
The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I’m heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence, and sway of my ex-husband.
I’m even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It is a setback. It sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated. It sets back the idea that violence against women is to be taken seriously.
I believe Johnny’s attorneys succeeded in getting the jury to overlook the key issue of Freedom of Speech and ignore evidence that was so conclusive that we won in the UK.
I’m sad I lost this case. But I am sadder still that I seem to have lost a right I thought I had as an American — to speak freely and openly.
This case captured the attention of the entire world as things played out on a big stage. It also launched countless jokes and memes about the events as everything was picked apart by the general population. Now Amber Heard must carry on knowing that everyone in the world all has an opinion about whether it was her or the dog that pooped the bed. Obviously, she is not happy at all.
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