There was a pointed message in the dress Amber Heard wore to court yesterday, but some are now mocking the star for the symbolic move.
Eagle-eyed supporters of the ongoing Amber Heard and Johnny Depp saga have noticed a striking resemblance between Heard’s legal outfits.
She appears to have worn the same black”funeral dressthe day she filed a restraining order against Johnny Depp in 2016, as well as in 2020 when she went to court against him in the UK. And she wore it again on Thursday when the… verdict for defamation was pronounced†
The jury awarded 58-year-old Depp $10 million ($A14 million) in damages and $5 million ($A7 million) in punitive damages. Virginia law states that punitive damages must be limited to $350,000 ($A480,000), meaning Depp will in fact receive a maximum of $10.35 million ($A14.24 million). Heard was awarded $2 million ($A2.75 million) in compensatory damages and no punitive damages.
On that day, Heard, 36, wore an all-black ensemble, but the dress looked eerily familiar.
In March 2021, Heard posted photos in the same dress – one in 2016 during her divorce and another from 2020 when leaving a UK court – on Instagram with the caption: “One dress, four years apart. Sometimes it’s important to wear the same thing twice.”
So when Twitter users saw the infamous frock again, they naturally dived into Heard’s fashion choices.
“Sometimes it’s important to wear the same dress three times. The day you ruined his life, the day you agreed to lie in court, the day you lost,” one Twitter user wrote.
“This manipulative show pony planned to use the verdict as a PR stunt when she donned her ‘Amish dress’ for the third time. All the PR in the world can’t repair its reputation right now. We’ve all heard the tapes, they show the real Amber Heard,” someone said.
“Not that @realamberheard is trying to do something by wearing the same ugly mourning dress? Ma’am, just burn it,” wrote a third.
“VERY GREAT that Amber Heard wore the same black dress she wore before the restraining order, the UK trial, and now the US where she lost a lot of time. I’m sure she was looking for some kind of “poetic justice” moment, summed up by a dress. But she lost and that was a total flop,” another tweeted.
Despite her loss to her ex-husband, Heard is expected to… appeal the amount she owes†
“No one will be writing checks until the case is finally resolved — be it on appeal or for a new trial, but more lawsuits will follow before we know who gets what,” said Halim Dhanidina, a former California judge. . and current criminal defense attorney told The mail earlier.
Even Heard’s lawyer Elaine Bredehoft said further Todaythat “she has some excellent grounds” for appeal. On the show, she blamed “suppressed evidence” for the loss of Heard.
“They were able to suppress the medical records, which were very, very important because they showed a pattern going all the way back to 2012 of Amber reporting this to her therapist, for example,” she said. “We got a significant amount of text messages, including from Mr. Depp’s assistants, saying, ‘When I told him he kicked you, he cried, he’s so sorry.’
That didn’t come in.”
In 2020, Depp . complained The sun for calling him a “wife-beater” in a 2018 article, but the judge ruled in favor of the tabloid press in November 2020, saying Heard’s allegations were “essentially true.” Yet, this time, it was a different story.
Heard was found liable for libel on three counts, Depp only on one.
“This is a setback for women in the courtroom and outside the courtroom,” said Ms Bredehoft CBS Mornings† “What this jury said is if you don’t include it, it didn’t happen.”
While Heard was on a no-show, she made a statement in the wake of the verdict.
“The disappointment I feel today is indescribable,” Heard wrote. “I’m devastated that the mountain of evidence still wasn’t enough to withstand my ex-husband’s disproportionate power, influence and power.”
She claimed shows were “publicly shamed” and “humiliated”, arguing that she lost her right to “freedom of speech”.
on CBS Mornings† New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative report eventually saw Harvey Weinstein in prison, chimed in on the #MeToo conversation, which involves Heard.
“The way Amber Heard was attacked was very familiar in a way,” Kantor said. “There was a lot of misogyny that we’ve seen before. There was a kind of weaponization of the reputation war online. There was almost a hate machine built against her.”
She said it is a “terrifying prospect” for women seeking to bring justice to their abusers, now that they fear they will face a defamation lawsuit in return.
Even after the verdict was handed down, Heard is clearly still facing backlash from the trial in the form of social media trolling.
“I’d never seen it at that level and targeting one woman with that intensity,” Kantor said.
This story originally appeared on page six and is republished here with permission
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