Skip to comments.Is Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard Really Role Play?
Posted on 05/17/2022 4:31:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Both characters seem to be in on their act
The Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial is now in its fourth week, and so many of us are still gripped. People are either consciously ‘following’ or ‘not-following’ the trial as if it were a television drama, which in more than one way it is. The two main characters are actors, after all. Kimberly Lau, a partner at the New York legal firm Warshaw Burstein, said this week that ‘the testimony of the witnesses and documentary evidence will be even more essential for the jury to determine who is really telling the truth and who may be acting out a role.’ The more slippery truth, however, is that both parties are playing out roles. As in reality TV, or any good court fiction, the thrill comes from trying to figure out who is faking what and when. My view is perhaps more sordid. Watching the trial quite closely, I can't help but wonder: is this some sort of legal-themed role play? Is it possible that Heard vs Depp is actually one big sexual fantasy being played out in a court of law before the world’s media? If the testimonies have taught us anything it is that Johnny and Amber appear to enjoy degrading each other, and for two people who have very little left on their sexual bucket lists, this exceptionally high profile case could in fact be the most elaborate role play ever.
At certain points it almost seems as if one of the two catches the other's eye for a moment whilst giving testimony, and you the viewer can sense a bat’s squeak of sexuality that appears to be imperceptible to the court. At one point Rottenborn asks Depp, 'you’re a lot bigger than Amber, correct? Physically.' Johnny smiles and after a pause says, 'I wouldn’t say that.' Depp then smiles to himself and looks down before appearing to glance to the left of the courtroom, where Miss Heard is sitting. In general Johnny’s glances at Amber are momentary. It feels as if Johnny is trying her gaze, like some kind of eye-contact tantric exercise. Amber in general performs her testimony to the jury, but often looks straight ahead to where Johnny is seated in front of her. Is this a conscious tactic?
In her testimony on Monday, she testified that she often looks to Johnny in court, but that he barely looks at her. Could this all be part of a very complicated flirtatious dance? Amber has even been appearing to ape Johnny’s courtroom outfits. On 11 April Johnny wore a double breasted grey suit, and on 12 April Amber wore a double breasted grey suit. One day Johnny wore a Gucci tie adorned by a bee and two days later Amber wore the same Gucci tie. Another day Johnny wore pinstripes. The following day Amber wore pinstripes. Might this be some sort of implicit acknowledgement of each other whilst the trial demands they cannot speak? The unreality of the case stems in part from its many extraordinary twists and turns. Depp is suing his wife for $50 million alleging defamation and loss of work following an op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post in which she described herself as ‘a public figure representing domestic abuse.’ Heard responded by filing a $100 million countersuit. Depp and Heard both say they are the victims of domestic abuse. This week, Amber is being cross-examined by Depp’s lawyers. Last week she denied the claim that she defecated in his bed as an act of malice. She says that in fact her puppy Boo was responsible. Boo, she claims, had ‘eaten Jonny’s weed and had bowel control issues for life.’ Johnny’s ex-girlfriend and Amber’s sister will take to the stand soon. This week she was forced to admit that, despite her pledge to donate her entire $7 million divorce settlement to charity, very little of the money was actually sent. She seemed quite embarrassed to acknowledge that the bulk of the donations made in her name were paid for by a certain Elon Musk, her boyfriend after Depp. This cringe-worthy case of virtue signalling gone wrong in many ways is the underlying theme of Amber’s case. Social media has come out overwhelmingly in favour of Johnny. Yet the broader court of public opinion appears to agree that both individuals are two spoiled, narcissistic and dysfunctional celebrities, who are using the court as a means of airing their dirty laundry in the most public way. Certainly, it seems unlikely that Johnny will win the case, especially after he lost his case against The Sun newspaper in November 2020, which acted as the table read for the current televised trial.
This is partly because of the libel laws in the state of Virginia, which Heard’s lawyers are invoking in order to make the case that her Washington Post article was a matter of public interest. These (ironically named) anti-SLAPP laws stand for anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation and were made to protect people from being sued when they speak out on matters of public interest. Amber’s op-ed, in which she puts herself forward as the champion of domestic abuse, appears not to have aged well. Taped phone calls between the two reveal her taunting Johnny, 'Tell them, I, Johnny Depp, I'm a victim of domestic abuse ... and see how many people believe or side with you.' The idea that Amber could put herself forward as the poster girl for such a serious issue, where many women are seriously harmed and in many cases killed by their partners, indicates the depth and breadth of her narcissism.
Johnny meanwhile has become a TikTok star, partly due to a range of amusing episodes in which he appears to be enjoying himself. Take, for instance, the 'mega pint' comment. Amber’s attorney, the unfortunately named attorney Rottenborn, plays a video in which Johnny is storming around his kitchen in a cowboy hat at 10am before finishing off a magnum of red wine. 'You poured yourself a mega pint of red wine, correct?' Rottenborn ventures. 'A mega pint?' Johnny smirks. 'I poured myself a large glass of wine, I thought it necessary.' I’d be lying if I didn’t identify with those words during 80 per cent of my waking day, but there are other moments in which Johnny’s star sinks into bathos. At one point during his testimony he describes an interaction with Miss Heard: 'I had a knife in my pocket, and I just took it out and said here,' he offers his forearm to the jury and scans the courtroom, 'cut me, that’s what you want to do. You’ve taken everything from me. You want my blood, take it.' Johnny’s depiction of himself as a Christ like figure offering his redemptive blood to the satanic Amber suggests he is at least as delusional as she is. It also hints at the role of blood in their sexual relationship. Johnny claims Heard severed his finger by throwing a vodka bottle at him. His response was to write messages to her in his blood. Part of the reason why the case makes for such good viewing is that each episode of the case reveals more bizarre and shocking insights into their marriage, where degradation and dark humour appears to have characterised their relationship. Now they are disentangling these intimate moments in front of each other and the world. As the trial of scorched earth continues, is it crazy to question whether the trial is really an elaborate exercise in fetishistic role play?
WRITTEN BY Eleanor Harmsworth
“ At certain points it almost seems as if one of the two catches the other’s eye for a moment whilst giving testimony”.
Depp has made a concentrated effor to never look at Heard during every second he is there. This shows the writer is either a liar or has not seen the trial, or at least not much. Everyone who watches knows this.
If he does that, it’s weird.
I’ve watched the trial, Eleanor Harmsworth who wrote this is a moron and/or attention whore by even suggestion this garbage.
He does that. Looks down almost exclusively, draws to distract himself. She meanwhile has glared at him, and what really is weird, others have pointed out, seems to wear clothes that mimic what he wears on that day.
Think the Rideouts. Anyone remember? Line drawn-everyone had to take a side. Just like the O.J. trial. The real question: What will the next one be? Whatever it is I’ll say it will be in late October-different issue for sure.
that’s BS, he NEVER looks at her!!!
it’s in the transcripts he hasn’t and won’t...
2 nutjobs airing their dirty laundry
Ambers facial posturing and mode and head cocked ....so unsympathetic
Tell it doesn’t remind you of HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
My rib picked up on that tonight while we watched the cross by the comely Armenian looking Depp litigator
Good girl....and cute
Like the shrink with all that lush dark blonde hair piled up....a middle aged babilicious for sure that therapist
No one forced him to marry her.
They deserve each other.
Both Depp and Heard are self-absorbed narcissists who deserve each other.
I can’t for the life of me see what Depp saw in this beech . The women he could have gotten anywhere around the world and he hooks up with Elon’s former girlfriend who at best is a 4/10 scale lookswise .
You have it backwards. She dated Elon Musk after she divorced J Depp.
She is far less sympathetic to Depp than the public and I’ve not seen a woman yet I know not side with Depp against the witch
This writer has a bit of roar in her methinks
Heard is not given proper advice for courtroom demeanor nor her costume advice either
A nice sweater with pearls on victimhood day
What’s that got to do with her behavior ...you think women always act the same after marriage as before....not always I can assure you
She’s a bitch
And she wanted fame as a victim and the usual suspects at WashPo assisted by the ACLU who she did not donate like she said she would fabricated that horseshit article to exploit her fame from marrying him for their own ends ..$$$
And it’s backfired
He may not win....unlikely it’s very hard only takes one person who thinks like you to thwart it
But he’s cleaned her clock in public opinion and is being hired again
Anyone with half a brain can see who’s the abuser in this very short marriage
How women act when they want you to marry and usually impregnate them ...unlike her....and how they act after they get what they want can sure
She was merciless with passive aggression and aggression and constantly going for his soft spots on his damaged from his mother’s abuse personality
And she excuses it with him being drunk or drugged....although she herself took dope too
That’s why she hit him many times etc
All her abuse claims excpet one where he admits he pushed her have zero substantiation yet he has reams of evidence including her admission she physically assaulted him
And the tapes we heard today with incessant verbal abuse and pitiful victimhood playing it up not letting him leave when he’d try to extricate like he did with his drunk abusive mom as a kid
She lucky he didn’t kill her or knock her crazy personality disorder ass out.....a lot of men might have...she was a cruel mean harridan and I hope she’s done as the darling of the much overhyped #metoo movement
Her and her leftist fembot pals attack on him via that editorial are toast accusing him falsely
Sleazebags who’ve been doing this since the ACLU was founded exploiting so called victims to fatten their own coffers and compensation
Al Sharptons of another demographic
They can all go to hell in a bucket along with her Texas white trays arse
By the way, I saw enough to realize, he's a drug-addled weirdo with serious problems of his own.
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