If Johnny Depp loses against Amber Heard, he will never come out of it

The media present on the first day of the trial of Johnny Depp against Amber Heard They assure that the initial arguments of each lawyer were experienced with the same intensity of a Hollywood movie. And is not for less. They are two stars of the seventh art risking everything. And I’m not just talking about reputation or the $100 million at stake (Depp asked for $50 million in his lawsuit while his ex-wife doubled it in the counterclaim), but about each one’s professional future. Especially that of Johnny Depp.

Because if we get anything clear after hearing the first testimonies, which ranged from a traumatic childhood to accusations of violence and sexual abuse, it is that if the actor of Pirates of the Caribbean ends up losing, there will be no way to get out of this.

Actor Johnny Depp waves in court during Amber Heard's libel trial at Fairfax County Circuit Court on April 12, 2022, in Fairfax, Virginia. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/POOL/AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Actor Johnny Depp waves in court during Amber Heard’s libel trial at Fairfax County Circuit Court on April 12, 2022, in Fairfax, Virginia. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/POOL/AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Johnny Depp, 58, sued Amber Heard, 35, for defamation over an opinion piece she published in 2018 on Washington Post capturing her experience as a victim of domestic violence. And while he did not mention the name of his alleged abuser, Depp’s lawyers claimed that he falsely implied that it was about him, complicating his career in Hollywood.

Apparently, the trial started on Tuesday, April 12, with a room so full of fans of the actor that the judge had to ask that no one dare to throw phrases like ‘we love you Johnny’, reflecting the unconditional support of these fans who follow defending it tooth and nail. And not just on social media.

Then each side began to capture testimonies and accusations that allow us to imagine that we could be about to experience the trial of the century. Depp’s lawyers accused Heard of being about to offer “the interpretation of his life” after carrying “years living and breathing the alleged lie of being a woman victim of abuse. They described her as a personmanipulative” that showed an ideal girlfriend profile to conquer him and then take a radical turn. “She resorted to physical violence, threw things at him, hit him, told him he was a coward, that he wasn’t man enough.” they continued.

Actress Amber Heard inside the courtroom during the Depp vs. Heard libel trial at Fairfax County Circuit Court on April 12, 2022, in Fairfax, Virginia. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/POOL/AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Actress Amber Heard inside the courtroom during the Depp vs. Heard libel trial at Fairfax County Circuit Court on April 12, 2022, in Fairfax, Virginia. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/POOL/AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

According to the lawyers, Heard was outraged at the suggestion that he sign a prenuptial agreement. “She scolded him and when he tried to leave she became violent, so violent that she actually threw a bottle at him which hit his hand and it exploded, cutting off the tip of one of his fingers.” they sentenced In the same allegation they stated that “Heard tried to avoid public humiliation and presented herself as a noble survivor and representative of the MeToo movement. while they warned that they will be heard “some really horrible stories of abuse designed to shock and overwhelm, to be explosive and distract from common sense that says it’s all lies.”

And then it was the turn of Amber Heard’s lawyers, who assured that Depp “I wanted to ruin his life.” describing it as “an obsessive ex-husband, consumed with revenge” who chose to suebecause his career was plummeting and heard it had”left”. And then came the first indictment detailing an incident of alleged drug and alcohol abuse. that would have taken place in Australia in 2015, when they were detained due to a problem with the immigration department. He had her pinned against the bar. She had thrown bottles at him and dragged her on the ground over the broken bottles. He had punched and kicked her. He had told her that he was going to kill her and he hates her. He hits her, hits her and then penetrates her with a bottle of liquor ” Heard’s attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, said.

To all this Depp shook his head while his lawyers later said they were “fictitious claims” what “were never made at the start of Amber’s accusations in 2016, and only came to fruition years later, once she was sued for defamation.”.

Depp’s lawyers admitted that the actor lived a “real struggle with substance abuse“but what that”does not make him an abuser.” While Johnny Depp’s older sister, Christi Dembrowski, was the first witness speaking about the difficult childhood they lived together because of a violent mother who beat her father. She assured that she never saw her brother mistreat Amber, nor raise her voice to her children or her ex-partner, Vanessa Paradis. But that she witnessed the fights that her brother and wife had to the point of sharing her concern with them, that she witnessed the threats that Heard made to Depp. One example she gave was when the Dior brand approached to work with the actor, claiming that Heard said “Why would Dior want to do business with you, they are into class and style, you have no style”.

And this has only just begun…

The trial is estimated to last between six and seven weeks, and if we go by the previous lawsuit they had in London (and which Depp lost against The Sun tabloid by describing him as a “wife beater”) we have a lot to hear.

Although the trial starts from a lawsuit for defamation in sight, it is that they will not skimp on airing all the dirty laundry that is necessary, bringing to light problems with drugs and alcohol, text messages and accusations of physical and verbal violence by both parties. Basically creating a darker and more sinister shadow over each other making it impossible not to pay attention to each accusation, painting a toxic and dark relationship.

Several celebrities are expected to testify, from James Franco to Paul Bettany and Elon Musk, but the truth is that with the first accusation of sexual abuse made by Amber Heard’s team, it is clear that it is a more delicate trial than a mere accusation of defamation. And if the court rules in favor of Heard, giving her the right under the US First Amendment to speak about her experiences and they do not find that it justifies Depp’s professional decline, then there will be no crane to lift the image of Johnny Depp before his industry.

The same day that Johnny Depp lost the British trial publicly resigned from the saga of fantastic animals at the request of Warner Bros., being replaced in the third installment (Mads Mikkelsen) without any visual explanation. The gossips say that Disney closed doors for the future of Pirates of the Caribbean while talking about a possible reboot or remake. The big projects stopped looking for him and since then he has only had a couple of films on his resume. And although he had allies, like his fans, the Dior brand and certain festivals that gave him the benefit of the doubt differentiating between artist and character, as was the case with Donostia Award at the San Sebastian Festivalthe most commercial Hollywood turned off the tap.

But what would happen if the court decided to benefit Amber Heard? Well, those terrible accusations, such as a violation between blows and insults, would remain in the air before the opposing versions of the two parties, but reinforced if the actress wins her right to tell her version of the events of her . As happened with the London trial granting The Sun the liberty to refer to him as “handcuff beater“, only now it would be on the ground of the cinema mecca.

And in a Hollywood where cancellation coexists as a currency of financial protection, no studio or producer will want to associate their name with Depp’s for fear that the shadow of the scandal will fall on them. In the end, if the actor loses, there would be two sentences giving the right to a newspaper and his ex to openly accuse him. Therefore, if that happens, that he can overcome his idyll with the world of cinema and recover his chair in the firmament of the stars would seem like a true impossible mission.

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If Johnny Depp loses against Amber Heard, he will never come out of it