Week three of the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial got here to a detailed right this moment, and as soon as once more, the proceedings have been loaded with high-stakes drama and stunning allegations.
Final week, Depp took the stand and testified that Heard lower off his finger, punched him, and stubbed out a cigarette on his face.
This week, his authorized staff known as a number of witnesses — together with a psychiatrist, and the supervisor of Depp’s property within the Bahamas — each of whom shared unflattering assessments of Heard’s character.
The shrink recognized her with a number of persona problems, whereas the property supervisor alleged that Heard threw a can paint thinner at Depp, hanging him within the face.
Evidently, the trial is not doing any wonders for Heard’s fame.
The 36-year-old hasn’t had an opportunity to take the stand but, however plainly within the courtroom of public opinion, her destiny has already been determined.
The newest proof of this anti-Heard sentiment involves us within the type of activism that would probably influence the actress’ profession.
A change.org petition to have Heard fired from Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom has acquired almost 2.5 million signatures.
Heard performed Mera within the first Aquaman movie, co-starring reverse Jason Momoa.
She’s set to reprise her function within the 2023 sequel, which wrapped filming in January of this 12 months.
The petition is looking for DC Leisure to take away Heard from the movie and presumably exchange her digitally, a la Kevin Spacey In All of the Cash Within the World.
Given the expense that that might entail, it appears unlikely that DC execs will comply, however the stunning recognition of the petition may be giving the studio second ideas.
Regardless of the case, the writer of the petition actually did not mince phrases in making her case, writing:
“Amber Heard has been uncovered as a home abuser by Johnny Depp. In his $50 million lawsuit, Johnny Depp describes many incidents of home abuse that he suffered by the hands of his (then) spouse Amber Heard, together with one incident the place she punched him twice within the face and one other the place she shattered his finger with a vodka bottle, and his finger needed to be surgically reattached.
“He’ll bear the scar from that for the remainder of his life.”
From there, the petition delves into Heard’s earlier brush with the legislation:
“Additionally, Amber Heard was arrested in 2009 for abusing a former home accomplice, Tasya Van Ree, demonstrating a repeated sample of abuse by Amber Heard,” it reads.
The petition concludes with a direct plea to the heads of DC and Warner Bros., urging them to carry girls who’ve been accused of home violence to the identical normal as male abusers:
“As Amber Heard is a identified and confirmed home abuser, Warner Brothers and DC Leisure ought to and should take away Heard from their Aquaman 2 movie undertaking. They need to not ignore the struggling of Heard’s victims, and should not glamorize a home abuser,” it reads.
“Males are victims of home abuse, similar to girls. This should be acknowledged, and motion should be taken to stop a identified abuser from being celebrated inside the leisure business,” the petition continues.
“Do the precise factor. Take away Amber Heard from Aquaman 2.”
Once more, it appears unlikely that Heard will likely be faraway from the movie.
However the recognition of this petition would not bode properly for the way forward for her profession.
And it is attainable that by the point this trial is over, each she and Depp will likely be thought-about unemployable in Hollywood.