The Amber Heard vs. Johnny Depp case is getting explosive after the actor’s ex-wife took the stand as their defamation case enters into its 19th day today (May 19th).
Amber Heard faces fresh criticism as people compared her testimony to new mother Rihanna’s 2009 interview about her domestic violence experience with Chris Brown.
According to Newsweek, during Amber Heard’s cross-examination, in a case where she is being sued for $50 million for defamation, people compared her to another high-profile domestic violence victim.
The “S.O.S.” singer said to Diane Sawyer, “It wasn’t the same person that says I love you. It was not those… eyes. He had … no soul in his eyes. Just blank. …He was clearly blacked out. There was no person when I looked at him.”
Amber Heard said on the stand, “It felt like he was on top of me, and I’m looking in his eyes and I don’t see him anymore…it wasn’t him. It was black. I’ve never been so scared in my life,” she continued.
Some even compared the two beauties, showing a photo of one’s injuries and another talking about her alleged brutalization.
Not everyone fell in line. Some were vehemently against the Rihanna comparisons being made against Amber Heard, who was clearly subjected to domestic violence at the hand of Johnny Depp.
“I saw people using sound clips from [Heard’s] testimony where she describes rape and sexual assault to create comic videos, many of these people were women, and it was shocking to watch,” actor and writer Tova Leigh defended. “I couldn’t believe they were making fun of sexual violence or any violence for that matter.
“The fact they didn’t believe her didn’t matter in my opinion,” Leigh continued. “Sexual violence is not a joke. Imagine all the victims of sexual assault watching people making rape jokes. It is so wrong.”
Amber Heard is countersuing Johnny Depp for $100 million, saying despite what he thinks, she never defamed him because her abuse allegations are the truth.