Amber Heard’s ‘funeral dress’ roasted on social media
Her little black gown is making an enormous splash.
Eagle-eyed followers of the continued Amber Heard and Johnny Depp saga noticed a putting similarity between Heard’s authorized outfits.
She seems to have worn the identical black “funeral gown” the day she filed a restraining order in opposition to her 58-year-old ex in 2016, in addition to in 2020 when attending court docket within the UK in opposition to him — and once more on Wednesday when the defamation trial verdict was determined.
The jury awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. Virginia regulation states that punitive damages should be capped at $350,000, that means Depp will truly obtain a most whole of $10.35 million. Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages and no punitive damages.
On that day, Heard donned an all-black ensemble, however the gown appeared eerily acquainted.
Again in March 2021, Heard posted snaps in the identical gown — one in 2016 amid her divorce and one other from 2020 leaving a UK courthouse — on Instagram with the caption, “One gown, 4 years aside. Generally it’s essential to put on the identical factor twice.”
So naturally, when Twitter customers noticed the notorious frock but once more, they dug into Heard’s trend decisions.
“Generally it’s essential to put on the identical gown thrice. The day you ruined his life, the day you agreed to lie within the court docket of regulation, the day you misplaced,” jabbed one Twitter consumer.
“This manipulative present pony deliberate to make use of the decision as a PR stunt when she placed on her ‘amish-dress; for the three time All of the PR on this planet can’t repair her fame now. We’ve all heard the audiotapes, they present the true Amber Heard,” one chimed in.
“Not @realamberheard making an attempt to do one thing by carrying the identical ugly funeral gown? Ma’am, simply burn it,” snarked one more Twitter critic.
“LOVE that Amber Heard wore the identical black gown that she wore for the restraining order, the UK trial, and now the US received the place she misplaced massive time. I’m positive she was making an attempt for some form of ‘poetic justice’ second summed up by a gown. However she misplaced & that was a complete flop haha,” tweeted one sartorial social media maven.
Regardless of her loss to her ex-spouse, Heard is anticipated to enchantment the quantity she owes.
“Nobody shall be writing any checks till the case is lastly resolved — whether or not it’s on enchantment or motions for a brand new trial, however there’s going to be extra litigation earlier than we all know who’s getting paid what,” Halim Dhanidina, a former California choose and present legal protection lawyer, informed The Put up earlier.
Even Heard’s lawyer Elaine Bredehoft famous on “In the present day” that “she has some glorious grounds” for enchantment. On the present, she blamed “suppressed proof” for Heard’s loss.
“They have been capable of suppress the medical information, which have been very, very vital as a result of they confirmed a sample going all the best way again to 2012 of Amber reporting this to her therapist, for instance,” she stated. “We had a big quantity of texts, together with from Mr. Depp’s assistants, saying, ‘Once I informed him he kicked you, he cried, he’s so sorry.’ That didn’t are available in.”
In 2020, Depp sued the Solar for calling him a “spouse beater” in a 2018 article, however the choose dominated within the tabloid’s favor in November 2020, saying Heard’s allegations have been “considerably true.” But, this time round, it was a special story.
Heard was discovered answerable for defamation on three counts, whereas Depp was solely answerable for one.
“This can be a setback for ladies contained in the courtroom and out of doors the courtroom,” Bredehoft informed “CBS Mornings.” “What this jury stated is when you don’t report it, it didn’t occur.”
Whereas Heard was a no-show on-air Thursday morning, she gave an announcement stuffed with disappointment on Wednesday night following the decision supply.
“The frustration I really feel right this moment is past phrases,” Heard wrote. “I’m heartbroken that the mountain of proof nonetheless was not sufficient to face as much as the disproportionate energy, affect and sway of my ex-husband.”
She claimed exhibits “publicly shamed” and “humiliated,” arguing she misplaced her proper to the “freedom of speech.”
On “CBS Mornings,” New York Instances reporter Jodi Kantor, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporting busted Harvey Weinstein, chimed in to the #MeToo dialog, because it pertains to Heard.
“The best way Amber Heard was attacked was, in a technique, very acquainted,” Kantor stated. “There was quite a lot of misogyny that we’ve seen earlier than. There was a sort of weaponization of the reputational warfare on-line. There was nearly this hate machine constructed in opposition to her.”
She stated it’s a “scary prospect” for ladies who wish to carry justice to their abusers, now fearing they’d face a defamation lawsuit in return.
Even after the decision was declared, Heard clearly nonetheless faces backlash from the trial within the type of social media trolls.
“I had by no means seen it at that stage and directed at one lady at that depth,” Kantor stated.