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Babes Against Bullshit: Why Amber Heard Is NOT The Victim

Johnny Depp is innocent. I’m just putting it out there that I will forever support his claims that he was a victim of domestic violence at the hands of his ex-wife, Amber Heard. I know people are going to scream at me and say that I’m supporting an abuser of women, but I’m actually not. I have no love for people who seek to belittle their partners and those around them to make themselves look like a good person. I’ve been a target of bullies and I would never engage in something as vile as putting others down.

Amber Heard has created a narrative that has made her star rise and quite frankly, it’s revolting. Here is a woman, off the back of the #MeToo Movement saying that her ex-husband abused her when his exes (who were not paid) say that Johnny was nothing but a gentleman. Yes, he has had substance and alcohol abuse issues, but he has been open about this. He has also been arrested for assault, but he would NEVER attack a woman.

For all you Amber Heard supporters out there, you’re probably going to demand I produce proof of what I’m saying. Well, that’s what this post of Babes against Bullshit is all about. Hold onto your hats because this one is probably going to be really long.

In The Beginning – The Amber Heard And Johnny Depp Saga Begins On The Set Of The Rum Diary And The Aftermath

Amber Heard
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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp met on the set of The Rum Diary in 2009. At the time, his partner was Vanessa Paradis, a French model, and actress whom he’d been with since 1998. He also has two children with her; daughter Lily-Rose, and son Jack.

Paradis and Depp split in 2012. In the same year, Amber Heard broke up with her female partner, Taysa van Ree. Long story short, Johnny and his former co-star get together and marry. They end up embroiled in legal issues surrounding the biosecurity measures in place in Australia as they’d smuggled their two dogs, Pistol and Boo into the country without placing them in quarantine. They were in Oz for Johnny to film the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

The marriage ended after two years. Allegations of domestic violence started to come up with both sides of the story trying to trump the other. This became incredibly messy with Amber Heard accusing her ex-husband of abuse and vice versa on Johnny Deep’s side.

Things took an even wilder turn when The Sun posted an article saying that Depp was a ‘wife beater’ in 2018. He has since filed a libel suit but lost the case. As a result, he drops out of the upcoming Fantastic Beasts 3 film where Mads Mikkelsen will replace him.

The Evidence That Says Johnny Depp Is Innocent – Winona Ryder And Vanessa Paradis Speak Out

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Now, you Amber Heard supporters are probably wondering where is my proof is that Johnny Depp is not the monster his ex-wife is making him out to be. I’m just coming to that now, thank you very much.

In July 2020, Insider posted an article that two of Johnny Depp’s exes, Winona Ryder and Vanessa Paradis had come out in support of him.

Winona, dated Depp for four years from 1989 to 1993 says the following:

The idea that he is an incredibly violent person is the farthest thing from the Johnny I knew and loved. I cannot wrap my head around these accusations. He was never, never violent towards me. He was never, never abusive at all towards me. He has never been violent or abusive towards anybody I have seen. I truly and honestly only know him as a really good man – an incredibly loving, extremely caring guy who was so very protective of me and the people that he loves, and I felt so very, very safe with him.

Winona Ryder – Insider article

Now, what reason would Winona have to lie about this? She would not have been with him for all that time if he were violent towards her.

Vanessa Paradis, Depp’s former partner of 14 years and the mother of his children backs up Winona’s claim. She said the following in regards to Amber Heard’s allegations about her ex:

Nothing like the true Johnny I have known, and from my personal experience of many years, I can say he was never violent or abusive to me.

Vanessa Paradis – Insider article

Now, if Johnny Depp had been violent towards Vanessa, she would’ve said something. Also, their daughter, Lily-Rose would have come out saying that her father was savage towards her mother.

Why Would Winona And Vanessa Lie To Protect A Man They Were With Years Ago?

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After much research, it has come to my attention that Vanessa Paradis and Winona Ryder have no reason to lie in their defense of their shared ex, Johnny Depp.

Why would they protect a man who is no longer in their lives? While their experiences with Depp are very different, they themselves have something in common; a reputation. Why would they sacrifice their careers to defend him if he had been violent towards them?

Outside of Amber Heard’s words, there is no actual proof that Johnny laid a hand on her. This brings us to the photographic ‘evidence’ and the police report at the time.

The Photos And The LAPD Police Report

According to a late-May 2016 article by People magazine, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department revealed that on May 21 2016, officers were dispatched to the couple’s then-residence but saw no proof that any form of crime had taken place. It was also mentioned that Amber Heard had been the one to make the call.

There’s a bit more to this than you may think. If what the spokesperson told People magazine is the truth, Heard did not want a report filed so one was not given. It’s also stated that if there had been signs of assault or abuse, an investigation would’ve been conducted.

For instance, this makes me think that Amber Heard was hoping something would come out of calling the police. Anyway, she filed for divorce and filed a photo of a bruise on her face as evidence of Depp’s violence against her. Also, Johnny is not present at the house during this time.

There is also photos of the actress’ face, per the LA Times. According to the earlier mentioned People article, Depp allegedly threw an iPhone at Heard’s face. However, I do not believe that these injuries were real.

Amber Heard Confirms She Did Physically Assault Her Ex-Husband

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In a video by Body Language expert, Derek Van Schaik, he plays an audio recording of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp talking about their fights. Moreover, she openly admits to the following:

  • She threw pots and pans at him.
  • She punched Depp in the face with a closed fist.
  • Johnny is non-confrontational and would walk out of the room and would not fight back.
  • Amber is the one who would get violent. Not Johnny.

Van Schaik notices a bunch of things that the average person would not have picked up on in the video interview. Examples include:

  • Gaps in Amber’s story about the iPhone.
  • The stalling with eating the chocolate.
  • Heard’s lawyer telling his client what to say and what not to.
  • The lack of emotion as she is retelling her story.
  • Not answering the questions from Depp’s lawyer in full.
  • Lack of details in retelling of events.
  • No tears.
  • Changes the tense from past to present and back.

Observe Breaks Down Amber’s Deposition

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Another body language expert of the YouTube channel, Observe broke down the Amber Heard deposition video the same way Derek Van Schaik did but goes into a bit more detail. Moreover, he reveals that it’s obvious that she does not want to be in the room. Above all, he points out that she contradicts herself by nodding her head as to say ‘yes’ she understands what Depp’s lawyer is saying, but she verbally utters ‘no’.

The BLE (body language expert) also calls out Amber’s eating which shouldn’t be done in a situation like this. In addition, he alleges that from what he has heard, this is a tactic for her. To bluff her way through answering the questions she is uncomfortable with.

Furthermore, he also makes the point that for him being a non-verbal analyst, seeing her have a total lack of interest is frustrating for him. I agree wholeheartedly with his statement here. If Amber Heard cared at all, she would be more emotional and her story wouldn’t have the massive holes it does.

Finally, the body language expert says Amber Heard’s hand gestures means she is trying to stop something from getting out and that it’s likely she slipped up.

Observe Says Johnny’s Body Language Is Genuine From What He Can Gather

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The same body language expert from Observe went over some of Johnny Depp’s video too. In addition, he says that the actor has always been very softly spoken and that his body language appears genuine. His BL remains constant while Amber’s does not.

Johnny Depp also adds in the details that his ex-wife does not. Therefore, this shows that he is capable of telling the truth. In her deposition, meanwhile, she applies things that are not necessary.

Finally, the BLE also goes over footage from an interview with both Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Given the hand gestures, it looks like the woman is the one in charge of the rather unhealthy relationship.

Evidence From That Amber Heard Is An Abuser

Amber Heard
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Amber Heard is almost always the alleged abuser. Furthermore, we’ve pointed out Johnny Depp does not have a history of domestic violence. However, his ex-wife does.

According to a 2016 USA Today article, Amber was arrested in 2009 for assaulting Tasya van Ree. The actress and her then-girlfriend got into an argument at an airport and Heard allegedly grabbed or hit her arm. There were no charges filed.

However, van Ree says that the whole situation was ‘blown out of proposition’.

There is another situation that isn’t the same as domestic violence but Amber Heard allegedly stole her former assistant’s story of sexual assault, according to the Guardian. Secondly, the same woman alleged in court that her employer often sent her abusive text messages in the early hours of the morning.

Finally, Johnny Depp’s butler is quoted in the Guardian article as saying Amber Heard would drink a couple of bottles of wine (likely a day) during the marriage.

My Thoughts

So, what are my thoughts on this Amber Heard/Johnny Depp saga? Furthermore, I think that the actress is feeding off the sympathies of the public. She is using the #MeToo Movement as a tool to further herself.

Moreover, Amber sees people as gullible and will believe a woman who has suffered at the hands of her partner. She is milking the fact that people get behind a massive movement like MeToo and Time’s Up regardless of the evidence. Heard isn’t much of an actress and using the ‘abuse’ narrative is something she will utilise to make herself look better than she is.

In conclusion, Johnny Depp should never have been fired from Fantastic Beasts 3. The newspapers that he has sued for libel were always going to win. They will twist the truth just to protect themselves and it’s disgusting. There is plenty of evidence that says the actor is not a wife beater. If anything, it is Amber Heard who should have been fired from Aquaman 2.

About Author

C.J. Hawkings has written for the now-defunct Entertainment website, Movie Pilot and the still functioning WhatCulture and ScreenRant. She now writes for FanSided and is loving it!

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