Her little black dress caused a sensation.
Proponents of the ongoing saga of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp have noticed a striking resemblance between Heard’s legal costumes.
She seemed to be wearing the same black “Funeral dress” on the day she filed a restraining order against her 58-year-old ex in 2016, and on the day she filed a lawsuit against him in a UK court – and again on Wednesday when the defamation conviction was reinstated.
The jury awarded Depp $ 10 million in damages and $ 5 million in fines. Virginia law states that penalty damages should be limited to $ 350,000, meaning Depp will actually receive a maximum of $ 10.35 million. Hurd received $ 2 million in damages and did not reimburse.
Hurd wore a completely black ensemble that day, but the dress looked surprisingly familiar.
In March 2021, Hurd posted on Instagram photos of one dress – one in 2016 during the divorce, and another – in 2020, leaving the British courthouse – on Instagram with the caption: “One dress with a difference of four years. Sometimes it is important to wear the same thing twice.
So, naturally, when Twitter users noticed the infamous dress again, they plunged into Hurd’s fashion choice.
“Sometimes it’s important to wear the same dress three times. The day you ruined his life, the day you agreed to lie in court, the day you lost. “ stung a Twitter user.
“This manipulative show pony planned to use the verdict as a publicity stunt when she put on her Amish dress; for 3 times All RPs in the world can’t fix his reputation right now. We’ve all heard the audio recordings, they show the real Amber Heard. ” one called.
“Isn’t @realamberheard trying to do something by wearing the same ugly funeral dress? Ma’am, burn this, Another criticized Twitter.
“I like that Amber Heard wore the same black dress she wore for the restraining order, the court in Britain, and now the United States has won, where she lost a lot of time. I’m sure she tried some moment of “poetic justice”, summed up by the dress. But she lost, and it was a complete failure haha. ” a dressed man on social media wrote on Twitter.
Despite losing to her ex-husband, Hurd is expected to challenge the amount she owed.
“No one will write a check until the case is finally resolved – either on appeal or in a petition for a new trial, but there will be more lawsuits before we find out who will receive what and what,” said Halim Dunidina. a former California judge and current criminal. The defender reported about it earlier.
Even Hurda’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, told The Today she had “excellent grounds” to appeal. In the show, she blamed “hidden evidence” for Hurd’s loss.
“They were able to delete medical records, which were very, very important because they showed a trend that dates back to 2012, for example, Amber told her therapist,” she said. “We received a lot of text messages, including from Mr. Depp’s aides: ‘When I told him he kicked you, he cried that he was so sorry.’ It did not enter.
In 2020, Depp sued The Sun for calling him a “wife beater” in a 2018 article, but a judge ruled in favor of the tabloid in November 2020, saying Hurd’s accusations were “essentially true.” However, this time there was a different story.
Hurd was found guilty of defamation on three counts, and Depp was charged with only one.
“It’s a failure for women inside and outside the courtroom,” Bredehoft told CNET Mornings. “That jury said that if you don’t save it, it won’t happen.”
While Hurd did not air on Thursday morning, she made a disappointing statement Wednesday night after sentencing.
“The frustration I feel today cannot be put into words,” Hurd wrote. “I am heartbroken that the mountains of evidence are still not enough to withstand the disproportionate power, influence and influence of my ex-husband.”
She claimed that the broadcasts were “publicly shameful” and “humiliated”, claiming that she had lost the right to “freedom of speech”.
On CNET Mornings, New York Times reporter Jody Cantor, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation hacked Harvey Weinstein, responded to a #MeToo call because it concerned Hurd.
“The way Amber Heard was attacked was, in a sense, very familiar,” Cantor said. “There was a lot of misogyny we’ve seen before. There was a kind of weapon of reputational warfare on the Internet. Almost this machine of hatred was created against her.
She said it was a “terrible prospect” for women who wanted justice for their attackers, now fearing that they could be sued for defamation.
Even after the verdict, Hurd still faces a negative reaction from the court in the form of trolls on social media.
“I have never seen him at such a level and was not directed against a woman with such intensity,” Cantor said.