Amber Heard, who played a role in Aquaman, is once again under the spotlight and it’s not for a new role. Fresh details have emerged in her infamous legal skirmish with ex-husband, Johnny Depp, sparking a resurgence of the #JusticeForJohnnyDepp movement on Twitter. The new information has stoked the ire of Depp supporters, leading to a barrage of tweets questioning Heard’s integrity.
The couple’s contentious court case last summer made headlines worldwide. Following Heard’s 2018 Op-Ed in The Washington Post, where she alleged herself to be a victim of domestic violence, Depp responded with a whopping $50 million defamation lawsuit. Heard fired back with a countersuit of $100 million. In a dramatic conclusion, both parties were found guilty of defamation, with Heard receiving a heavier penalty. The fallout from this highly publicized case has been severe, with Depp’s reputation taking a significant hit and his consequent replacement in several high-profile films.
Twitter has become a hotbed for reactions to these unfolding developments. User @wonkamatters wrote, “The comments restore faith in humanity. Nobody wants to watch a proven abuser on screen, especially not one who made false allegations and lied about donating millions to dying children and abused women. #AmberHeardIsAnAbuser #BoycottAquaman2 #JusticeforJohnnyDepp“. Another user, @b_evexo, expressed their outrage, saying, “ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING. they fire Johnny Depp from fantastic beast for being innocent and yet keep this abusive lowlife on in a [s***] film anyway. Disgusting. If she was a man his career would’ve been ended. #BoycottAquaman2 #AmberHeardIsAnAbuser #justiceforjohnnydepp!!!!!”.
Despite the escalating criticism, Heard still enjoys support within the industry. Her confirmed role in the upcoming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom serves as proof. Some, like Twitter user @Targ_Nation, stand with Heard amidst the firestorm: “while johnny depp remains unemployed and decomposing EXACTLY”. The entire scenario underscores the ongoing issues surrounding accountability and double standards in Hollywood, fueling public outrage.