This week, American actor Johnny Depp lost a libel suit he filed in London, suing the newspaper The Sun for calling him a "wife beater" in one of their articles, a reference to his relationship with ex-wife Amber Heard. The case was ugly, dragging both actors' private lives into the spotlight. It was complicated, too; each accused the other of abuse.

British libel law works differently from the American version. In the US, the burden of proof for libel is on the person claiming to have been libeled — that is, the plaintiff has to demonstrate that what was written is false (at least in cases involving matters of public concern). In the UK, the burden of proof is on the party accused of libel — that is, The Sun had to prove that the things published about Depp were true. A judge held that 12 of 14 of Heard's accusations of abuse met the threshold for truth in civil court. Depp's attorneys say they plan to appeal. (Depp is also suing Heard for defamation in a U.S. court after she published an op-ed in The Washington Post identifying herself as a survivor of sexual and physical violence.)

On the Internet, it seems that Johnny Depp has a lot of people by his side. Twitter, Reddit, and other platforms are being flooded with memes, supporting the actor. There are, however, those who disagree with them.

The actor issued this statement after losing the libel suit he filed in the UK

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Meeow
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2 months ago

I second that

Aragorn II Elessar
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2 months ago

I fifth that

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Romenriel
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2 months ago

People that lie about abuse and rape are the worst. If authorities fell for it, they destroy life of a person they lied about, but if they are caught lying, they create precedent that will be used to dimish real victims in the future. Sincerely, f*ck you.

K.
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2 months ago

I can get behind every single part of this. Thank you for taking the time and recognizing the destruction it causes to both victims of assault and of false allegations.

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CatWoman312
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2 months ago

I don’t believe her sorry. He was with his ex for decades and she never said anything about abuse and suddenly now she comes along and he’s abusive? Sorry she’s lying.

Sherry Hart
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2 months ago

I agree, he’s been married before and had high profile relationships with Kate Moss and Winona Ryder but they’ve never complained about abuse or anything. She’s a straight up liar. 👎👎👎

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Pseudo Puppy
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2 months ago

Key point: ANYONE can be the victim of abuse. Men included. She ADMITTED to being abusive. He has it on record. She's been playing the SAME games that abusive men play: ie '"noone will believe you". To all abusers: f**k you.

Bama Belle
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2 months ago

Ridiculous! None of us know these people, so none of us know who is lying.

Black Goth
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2 weeks ago

Audio tapes prove for any real victim, anyone who knows domestic violence that she is the bully. Mocking him, taunting,him, threateting him badly, admitting to starting physical fights, calling him a coward for getting out of these situations, calling him crybaby, making fun of him when he seeks help from stuff when he gets abused by her.......these are facts, objective fact. Just like the fact the she has zero hospital papers or police papers or real photos of injuries. She went to the media instead, to appear in magazines, what do you think why? Cause they were fake injuries, and any doctor would notice that. All her injuries are unrealistic and do not match the description about how she was getting them, too many problems and evidence against them, which actually requires some brain and eyes.

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Jason Reeves
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2 months ago

Bro I hate Amber Heard for everything she is doing to our boy johnny depp

The Monky Legend
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1 week ago

You have the same thing I would say but I didn’t want to copy you

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Flare
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2 months ago

Yeah, wasn't she the one abusing Depp?

William Mahoney
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2 months ago

How would He possibly know ? Just sayin.

The Monky Legend
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1 week ago

Your right dude

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Banjo Peppers
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2 months ago

Also f*** The Sun. It’s a terrible publication.

The Coated Dev
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1 month ago

I love Johnny Depp and I feel so bad for what happened to him, F**k Amber Heard

Queen fhk
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1 month ago

I totally agree with that

Garrincha
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1 month ago

Who is making this assumption?? Sounds abit ridiculous, I dont think ppl think this

Brittany Honaker
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1 month ago (edited)

Amber head is a bitch how dare she abuses my Hollywood crush may bad luck and extreme misfortune haunt her bitchy soul for all eternity and she rots in hell for her crime Johnny Depp forever love him

Savannah
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1 week ago

I assume you never experienced narcissistic abuse

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Lydia Coy
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2 months ago

Yes

WildBerry
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2 months ago

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Would you actually f**k her with a strap-on ... or just lick her?

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Albert Kreiner
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2 months ago

Perfectly said, the truth f**k amber f*****g heard

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The Monky Legend
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1 week ago

This meme on the cover of this page is like the bean dad thing i was on for 30 minutes trying to get a comment on

Roy Lewis
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1 week ago

British courts have always favored females in any kind of (alleged) abuse case. Same with divorce the women always automatically gain custody of children.

Rissie
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1 month ago (edited)

Amber Heard is an awful person. But she shouldn't quit Aquaman because of that. She should quit because her acting skills are in line with her personality. Also having zero on screen chemistry with one of the sweetest and funniest people on this planet is saying a lot. She so sucked in Aquaman.

Stille20
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2 months ago

Wait, this is saying she is lying, but we don't know that she is lying....it directly contradicts itself.

Imtiredandiwannagotobed
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1 month ago

She confessed on an audio tape, but the court found it irrelevant

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Inga Viviane
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2 months ago

Yes. We love jonny!

Anonymous Panda
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2 months ago

YES!

WildBerry
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You'd do her too? You seem a little young for that.

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

I agree with the above statement.

Fan-tastic panda
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1 week ago

Dang it must be hard for Johnny right now

Hanoud Haytchy
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3 weeks ago

I third that

Journey Maze
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1 month ago

#TheOffice

Emiliano Alvarez
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1 month ago

me to

shemeowsalot
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1 month ago

yes this exactly!!

Liz-ard
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1 month ago

👍🏼

Marshmellow fan
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1 month ago

fork amber heard

Alexander Mack
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1 month ago

I agree jim

Evelyne Loo
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2 months ago

If a man gets fired for assumed abuse ... a woman should get fired for CONFESSED abuse. Sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/dc-entertainment-remove-amber-heard-from-aquaman-2?redirect=false

Felicity Alexander
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2 months ago

I hate lairs. f**k you!

Merilyn Horton
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2 months ago

Well said

Em B
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2 months ago

YES.

Brownhairedthor
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2 months ago

It's so sad that people actually abuse each other. My heart goes out to all victims

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Ben Choad
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1 month ago

Sorry,GUILTY in a court of law! Any man that lays a hand on a female in anger is a PIECE OF S**T that gets what they deserve!!!

Imtiredandiwannagotobed
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1 month ago

Oh, so I assume you agree with every court of law statement ever? Just because governments said it, doesn’t mean it’s true.

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ravina nimje
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2 months ago

Chances are she just could not prove it. It's hard to define and prove abuse after all.

GC
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2 months ago

Um, I would never weigh in here because I don’t know either one of them and I wasn’t there but HE was abused by HER. She cut his finger off!! There are numerous audio tapes of their arguments and that guy has the patience of a saint. She, meanwhile, is a childish, nasty, trickster who cheated on him (I say this because of actual videotaped evidence) with both Elon Musk and James Franco. I an 100% Team Johnny .

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Ben Choad
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1 week ago

A man never lays a hand on a woman in "anger".Any man that hits a female is the "lowest form of SCUM" on the planet."She hit me first",doesn't matter,YOU DON'T STRIKE A FEMALE..!!!His case wasn't won in court so he doesn't have a leg to stand on.An apology is in order and if he refuses i hope he never gets another acting GIG,EVER..!!!!

Imtiredandiwannagotobed
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1 week ago

So no man has the right to defend himself, but a woman does? That’s stupid, sorry, if a woman is trying to stab me, I will treat you as an equal, which would be treating you as a threat that triggered my flight or flight response.

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Gin Marie
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2 months ago

Amber Heard is not lying. F**k Johnny Depp and all the MRAs promoting this bullshit. One of the authors is a guy who used the "n-word" in his comments.

Imtiredandiwannagotobed
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1 month ago

He has evidence to suggest just the opposite.

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This infuriates me. Let's switch the sexes: "Just because Man is an abuser doesn't mean all men abuse." This is literally #NotAllWomen. Doesn't feel good, huh, girls?

GC
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1 month ago

That’s an idiotic thing to say.

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Jaded McQueen
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2 months ago

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PHOTOSHOP...NOT AN ACTUAL OPINON OF THIS DUDE.

Jaded McQueen
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Does anyone realize this is TOTALLY photoshopped.

Szilvia Kiszner
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2 months ago

Dude, you can't be serious. Were you living under a rock or something? It's a f*cking meme.

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met when he was a 45-year-old father of two living with his longtime partner, Vanessa Paradis, and she was 22. A few years later, Depp and Heard married and soon divorced. In 2016, Heard filed for divorce from Depp and also obtained a temporary restraining order. Her allegations that Depp was physically and verbally abusive while using drugs and alcohol were soon widely publicized. She alleged that at the time of filing for divorce, an incident had taken place during which Depp threw his phone at her, leaving her with a bruised face. However, a police spokesman told People that an investigation into the domestic incident radio call found that no crime had taken place.

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yep, 100% accurate.i

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Depp denied the accusations against him and through his representatives said Heard was "attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse."

Heard testified under oath at a deposition, but she withdrew her request for a domestic violence restraining order and a settlement was reached. According to People, Heard received $7 million from the divorce but donated it to charity. She also canceled her spousal support request of $50,000 a month.

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He does

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"Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain," Depp and Heard said in a then-released joint statement. "There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm." Their divorce was finalized a year after Heard filed.

The Hollywood Reporter said that a non-disparagement clause was inserted into the settlement that prevented either party from saying anything negative about the high-profile relationship and break-up.

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MERCI LANGSTON
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2 months ago

I like this one.

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In December 2018, Heard wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post saying she was abused but Depp was not mentioned by name.

In 2019, Depp sued Heard for $50 million for defamation over the article. The suit said that Heard "is not a victim of domestic abuse, she is a perpetrator," and denied that Depp ever abused her. Instead, the suit said that Heard's allegations were part of an "elaborate hoax to generate positive publicity" for the actress.

"The op-ed depended on the central premise that Ms. Heard was a domestic abuse victim and that Mr. Depp perpetrated domestic violence against her," Depp's lawyers said.

In a court filing that attempted to dismiss Depp's defamation suit, Heard recalled multiple instances of alleged abuse that she said occurred during their marriage and referred to him as "the Monster."

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Evil Little Thing
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2 months ago (edited)

The word "men" isn't supposed to be capitalized. There's no such thing as "men's culture". Men aren't a distinct ethnicity or something. Just use it like normal, instead of like you're trying to get an op ed in the bible or something. Still, f**k Amber Heard.

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In 2020, phone recordings obtained by the Daily Mail were released where Heard admitted to "hitting" Depp.

Heard is heard saying: "I'm sorry that I didn't ... hit you across the face in a proper slap, but I was hitting you, it was not punching you. Babe, you're not punched.

"I don't know what the motion of my actual hand was, but you're fine, I did not hurt you, I did not punch you, I was hitting you."

"I left last night. Honestly, I swear to you because I just couldn't take the idea of more physicality, more physical abuse on each other," Depp said in the recording. "Because had we continued it, it would have gotten f---ing bad. And baby, I told you this once. I'm scared to death we are a f---ing crime scene right now."

Heard responded: "I can't promise you I won't get physical again. God, I f---ing sometimes get so mad I lose it."

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W i l l y Wonka :D

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Sharon Osbourne has weighed in on Johnny Depp's high-profile "wife beater" trial, saying on CBS' "The Talk" that Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard were "as bad as each other" and that she could understand the pair's relationship because she once had a similar dynamic with her husband, Ozzy. Many Internet commenters also share this opinion.

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2 months ago (edited)

definitely us potterheads

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Delancey
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2 months ago

hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe

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WILLIAM FAULK
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2 months ago

Haha, he entertains the children with pirates, and the parents with rum jokes.

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Shelp
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2 months ago

That's not the first hatable thing Warner Bros do though

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Meeow
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2 months ago

She's a gold digger from the get go

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Madison Sadler
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So true...

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Tomas Holicka
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2 months ago

I think if a concentration camp inmate killed a guard while escaping and was called "murderer" by the Sun, this judge would, upon reviewing all available evidence, rule in Sun's favour...

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Soap
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2 months ago

Long live Captain Jack!

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http://chng.it/2L4nTzpsVk heres the link! go sign!!!

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CatWoman312
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2 months ago

It’s is true? God I hope so

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WILLIAM FAULK
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2 months ago

yes, that is accurate. Also, is that Schwarzenegger?

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HOT CHOCOLATE <3
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i was looking for it....AND THEN I SAW THE DIRT

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http://chng.it/ggGjcZfQY9

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Evil Little Thing
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2 months ago

This one is funny

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togcrewsc
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2 months ago

"Not made with mematic"- I've been laughing at that for some unknown reason

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Tabitha L
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2 months ago

This feels really accurate. And it doesn't make sense. It seems that the evidence would have been "good" for ratings/clicks.

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2 months ago

Let's go, Reddit! (and all internet, of course.)

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Anja
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2 months ago

Good!

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reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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2 months ago

Hey wait not just reddit the entire internet!

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Marie Crump
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2 months ago

I know im not the only one who read this and heard Lisa's voice??

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Sherry Hart
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2 months ago

Yeah pretty accurate, I’ve never heard of her until she married Johnny Depp.

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Janelle Madison
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#justiceforjohnnydepp

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2 months ago (edited)

it is very acceptable

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Henry Cheves
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NOOOOOOO STAN LEE IS FADING

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Loren
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2 months ago

did she actually say that?

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Lauren Caswell
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2 months ago

Google, unnecessarily: did you mean "How do I help JOHNNY depp?". Thanks Sheldon...oops I mean Google XD ;)

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COcO BAMa
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2 months ago (edited)

I know im gonna get downvotes but I feel like they just needed to take one of them off so fast and just ended of with Jonny Depp thats kinda ahole -ish for the fact he's the one who got abused and amber was the abuser and was faking the whole thing.. all i'm saying is aquaman isn't gonnsahave a lot of ticket sales

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XD

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Googleman1234
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Warner bros assumed that he was the abuser because he's a man and now that shes been proven to be an abuser they dont want to look weak by taking what they did back

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LALALALALA we cant hear you. WE CANT BE WRONG

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Zombie need brains, not bowl with tumbleweed. Zombie not fall for that, zombie rotten brain smarter.

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Miss Salazar Slytherin
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2 months ago

PLease sign petitions to bring him back... You can find them all over the internet!

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dang

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Anthony Goldstein (female)
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2 months ago

You know, I personally hate these kind of memes, feel free to downvote me.

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