Johnny Depp case – The American actress has been under heavy attack since she accused her husband of domestic violence and began divorce proceedings.
“Liar”, “manipulator”, “demon” Amber Heard has been accused of all the evils for about ten days. The American actress has started divorce proceedings with her husband, Johnny Depp, whom she accuses of domestic violence. Although the justice has not yet ruled on these facts, the young woman is violently criticized by many Internet users and by relatives of the actor. But how did Amber Heard go from being a victim to a “manipulator” in just one week?
Truth be told, the 30-year-old actress has been in the crosshairs of Johnny Depp fans for a few years now. The first attacks flared in 2012, when the star announced his separation from his partner of fourteen years, Vanessa Paradis. The couple, whose story looked like a fairy tale, was very popular with public opinion, recalls RTL.
His original sin: having “broken” the Depp-Paradis couple
A few weeks after his divorce, Johnny Depp formalized his relationship with Amber Heard, twenty-two years younger than him. The actress was immediately called a “couple breaker”, as Angelina Jolie had been during the breakup between Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. “Everyone has attached themselves to first love and it takes time to mourn it,” explains Pascal Anger, psychoanalyst, to 20 Minutes. We are always in the idea that we must preserve the ideal couple.”
The honeymoon, however, was short-lived. Amber Heard began divorce proceedings with Johnny Depp on Monday, May 23, after fifteen months of marriage, reports the Huffington Post. It also obtained a restraining order against the actor, who is no longer allowed to approach him within 100 metres until 17 June.
In question, a last dispute that would have occurred Saturday, May 21. Johnny Depp, drunk, allegedly “physically and verbally assaulted” Amber Heard. In particular, he threw a mobile phone in her face, according to the testimony that the young woman gave before the judge on Friday, May 27.
Several relatives of the actress have confirmed this version of events, supported by a 40-page file and photos of her swollen cheek. Bruises were still visible under her eye when she left the Los Angeles court, under the paparazzi’s lenses.
Johnny Depp case: how Amber Heard’s critics made her go from victim to “manipulator”
Common front of Johnny Depp’s relatives
The Pirates of the Caribbean star has not personally responded to these accusations. “Given the brevity of this marriage and the recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to false stories and gossip,” his spokesman said. Let us hope that the dissolution of this short marriage will be pronounced soon.”
Relatives of the actor also supported him in the press. “In all the years I’ve known Johnny, he’s never been physically violent with me and it’s nothing like the man I’ve lived with for fourteen wonderful years,” Paradis said in a letter posted on the people’s website TMZ.
Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis’ daughter, Lily-Rose Depp, said on Instagram that “[her] father is the sweetest and most loving person [she] knows.”
Accused of simulating for profit
Other relatives of Johnny Depp have been much more virulent towards Amber Heard. “She’s a much better actress than I thought,” British director Terry Gilliam said on Facebook. In an op-ed published on The Wrap, comedian Doug Stanhope went so far as to compare the young woman to a “demon.” “Johnny Depp was used, manipulated and tricked to look like an asshole,” he said. And he saw it coming, but didn’t know how to do or couldn’t do anything to stop it.”
Johnny Depp’s lawyers accuse Amber Heard of “trying by all means to obtain premature financial compensation on the pretext of ill-treatment”. An argument very quickly taken up on social networks, notes Slate. Some Internet users claim that the young woman has made up to reproduce fake blues, for the sole purpose of obtaining part of her husband’s fortune, valued at 360 million euros.
Judged on his bisexuality and his alleged “hysteria”
Some media have also taken the defense of the actor, with a lot of dubious arguments, notes Libération. The Daily Mail tried to make the connection between the actress’ bisexuality and the end of her marriage to Johnny Depp, “who went crazy for fear [she] would cheat on him” with women.
Other media outlets have opted for sexist attacks. “Amber Heard has an attitude that is more or less hysteria since the beginning of the legal festivities, believes Le Figaro Madame, Tuesday, May 30.
Friday, May 27, after having made her file accusatory, the paparazzi of the site people TMZ surprise her in a crisis of tears in her car with driver. The next day, she parades through the streets of L.A., laughing loudly with a friend and her staff of lawyers.”
Criticized for attacking an idol (Johnny Depp case)
If it is normal to respect the presumption of innocence of Johnny Depp, it is just as normal not to discredit a priori Amber Heard. Why then does some Internet users and the media refuse to believe his accusations? Because the young woman made the mistake of attacking an idol of American cinema, says RTL.
Despite a sulphurous past, marked by excesses of alcohol and drugs, Johnny Depp is very popular with the general public. The actor has multiplied the successes at the box office, thanks to his offbeat and endearing characters, from Edward in the hands of money to Pirates of the Caribbean.
“Our society believes in these cases that men of power with a reputation such as that of Johnny Depp, can not [beat their spouse] or that we will not demolish the icon for ‘trifles’, notes psychiatrist Muriel Salmona, interviewed by Metronews. No one wants to know.”
Widespread denial of domestic violence
Amber Heard faces the same denial that many victims of domestic violence suffer. He is accused of not immediately filing a complaint when police intervened at his home to interrupt his argument with Johnny Depp on May 21. “Amber wanted to protect her privacy and [her husband’s] career,” her lawyers said, as quoted by the Huffington Post.
Another argument put forward by her detractors: why did the actress stay with Johnny Depp if she has actually suffered violence since the beginning of their relationship, in 2012? “The more women are victims of violence, the less they speak.
Psycho-traumatic disorders are observed, that they are anesthetized emotionally and physically, analyzes Muriel Salmona for Metronews. They are disconnected from their emotions. It’s a survival process.”
Amber Heard finally filed a handrail on Tuesday, May 31, to respond to the “incessant attacks and outright lies launched against her by the public since the tragic events of May 21”. However, the reactions and media coverage of this case are worrying.
“This kind of media coverage, which turns the presumption of innocence into a presumption of guilt of the accuser, can make it more difficult to decide to testify in cases of domestic violence,” Slate said.
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