The Heard-Depp Saga continues with another update. According to reports, a two-part documentary about the blockbuster defamation trial between the former couple will be released on Discovery+ on September 19, 2022.
“Titled Johnny vs. Amber: The US Trial, the documentary features interviews with Depp’s lawyers, legal experts, and journalists, along with behind-the-scenes footage of the trial, which was held between April and June this year.” NME wrote.
The documentary’s first episode will be based on the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s side of events and will cover his traumatic childhood experiences and drug addiction. It will also feature Johnny’s version of occurrences in his relationship with Amber and how he survived domestic abuse and violence.
The second episode will light Amber’s version of events and will showcase her struggles in her relationship with Johnny and how he made her question life and all of her choices.
“The episode will include Heard’s detailed description of alleged sexual assault told on camera for the first time” and how “advocates of Depp mercilessly attacked her via social media,” as noted in a press release.”
“The series gives a forensic account of the key evidence and turning points of the case from both sides, allowing viewers to make up their own minds about who to believe.”
Depp sued Heard for writing a defamatory op-ed in the Washington Post in 2018. In her op-ed, the Rum Diary actress wrote that she was a domestic abuse survivor. Although she didn’t name and shame Depp in particular, it was apparent she was talking about him.
In the aftermath of her statements, Johnny was removed from the Fantastic Beast franchise and was called out by thousands for being a violent person.
After he filed a case against Heard, she countersued him for calling her a manipulative liar.
The trial lasted almost six weeks, and in June 2022, the court decided in favor of Depp.
It was determined that the 36-year-old actress had defamed Depp for the domestic abuse claims she made in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed.
The court ordered the Aquaman actress to pay $8 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in damages; however, she claimed that she did not have the funds to cover the full amount.
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