I 100% agree with you. I too am traumatised. His gaslighting and manipulation in looking like he is the victim makes me sick to my stomach. The lack of knowledge about what abuse actually is horrific. People still think it’s about being hit. No one considered the emotional abuse and intimidation she went through. She had evidence of him smashing things and vandalising their home with paint and blood yet the jury and Depp’s lawyers focused on physical injuries. They are behind in their knowledge. Amber’s lawyers were correct and way ahead of the times in their understanding of intimate partner violence. It just proves the ignorance of so many. This is horrible just horrible that only survivors know how to recognise and understand abuse beyond physical bruises.
Why would she be making this up. She is getting so much hate from Depp’s fans. There is so much at risk for her in terms of her public profile, her own career and her mental health. She is brave. She has suffered severe abuse and she is quite clear in expressing that it would occur when he was intoxicated. He has a substance abuse issue that she endured. She was very young and in love. He is denying her reality. If you watch his own testimony he spoke very politically, even using words to avoid explicitly answering a question about the box he kept his cocaine in. He speaks in riddles. He is manipulative and people are shaming the victim who is Amber. This is so concerning for all victims of abuse in coming forward in the future. Abusers will deny them of their truth. They will do anything to make their victim look crazy. It’s part of the abuse. When will society realise this. Having a psychologist testify that Amber has BPD and histrionic personality disorder confirms his backward thinking - diagnoses used in the past to label emotional women.. He and his lawyers cannot even acknowledge his verbal and emotional abuse as what it is: DV. He has already admitted this but keeps denying he has ever hit her. It’s 2022; we know that verbal, coercive and emotional abuse constitutes domestic violence and yet he doesn’t acknowledge it. He thinks DV is only physical abuse. How ignorant. And Hollywood - why did they cast a 22 year old woman with a 50 year old actor in The Rum Diaries in 2009? Hollywood has a lot to answer for. The way Depp and Heard got together in the first place wreaks of sexual harassment. Fancy lifting up her bath robe in his trailer, throwing her on the bed saying ‘yum’. This 50 year old very famous actor doing this to a woman in her early twenties. She was influenced by his status. Who