Despite the rumors, Elon Musk, the richest man in the world, will eventually not testify in the defamation lawsuit filed by Johnny Depp against Amber Heard (with whom Musk had a brief affair).
Posted at 7:15 p.m.
We understand that he wants to stay away from this affair which has turned into a delusional media circus. Elon Musk is also the one who wants to lift Donald Trump’s ousting on Twitter if he manages to buy the social network, where Amber Heard burns every day like a witch on a peg.
After a week of rest – especially for those who can no longer stand this heartbreaking saga – the trial resumed on Monday and the show even more beautiful. Even if Amber Heard were to make all the mistakes, that does not fully explain the outpouring of pure hatred against her. Rarely have I seen such an accusation, which goes beyond banal voyeurism. We take sides as if it were the trial of the century and clearly for Depp. Petition to remove Amber Heard from the sequel Aquaman collected millions of signatures.
I have the impression that there is a revenge here, even revenge against the #metoo movement. Amber Heard will become an example that women should not keep their word for when reporting their abusers, as there may be “innocent” victims like Johnny Depp. It does not matter if the audio and video recordings showed an inglorious image of the actor.
This lawsuit, sought by Depp in a state where they are broadcast in full, breaks down every second on TikTok, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook and is turning against Amber Heard.
All the clichés of the crazy, hysterical (mostly lying) blonde come back to life – mind you, they were never gone. I read even harsher things, even dirty comments. We are liberated, let’s say.
For women who have really suffered violence, for those who have denounced it or are thinking of doing so, this trial is torture.
Millions of internet users carefully examine the slightest movement of the actress’s eyelashes, analyze the quality of her bruises in the photo, her emotions, the lack of real tears when she cries. I have never seen so many certified specialists in nonverbal language. She plays comedy, they say, and sorry. But isn’t Johnny Depp also a comedian?
Regardless, the tone is with #JusticeforJohnnyDepp, who successfully turned the Caribbean pirate into a hacker of algorithms. His groups applaud him in court. Men and women thank him for showing the true face of a winner who surfs in a feminist wave.
Social media has been pro Depp from the beginning and Amber Heard seems to be giving that spectacle of the lying woman that many are enjoying, despite the serious allegations of violence heard in the stands.
It is documented that women and minorities are particularly targeted for hate speech on social networks. But this is the price to pay, I imagine, for the freedom of expression so dear to Elon Musk, that he is willing to pay dearly to buy Twitter, where he wants to bring Donald Trump back.
This president who took advantage of Twitter to encourage a coup, even worshiped by Christian fundamentalists, after carrying out the divine mission of appointing the right number of conservative judges to the Supreme Court to be able to overturn women’s right to abortion in United States.
Meanwhile, the Heard-Depp affair feeds the worst on people who have already decided which side the verdict should lean on. And no matter what one thinks of this case, it seems like a big fire on the internet. Johnny Depp can laugh with a beard, he knows he has won the battle of public opinion.
Whether she wins or loses this case, Amber Heard is devastated. And something from the #metoo movement will fall with her, I’m afraid, as she crumbles into the dock.