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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2 months ago

I second that

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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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WILLIAM FAULK
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2 months ago

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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Janelle Madison
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2 months ago

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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2 months ago (edited)

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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Torchicachu
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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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2 months ago

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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Bridget Price
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2 months ago

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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2 months ago

i was looking for it....AND THEN I SAW THE DIRT

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2 months ago

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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2 months ago

#justiceforjohnnydepp

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2 months ago (edited)

it is very acceptable

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Henry Cheves
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2 months ago

NOOOOOOO STAN LEE IS FADING

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Loren
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2 months ago

did she actually say that?

Andy Warholla Jr.
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2 months ago

Yep. There were literally voice recordings of her mocking him and emotionally attacking him presented AT THE COURT. Yet, for some reason, even with a freaking proof like this and testimonies of people close to both Johnny and Amber that were speaking AGAINST AMBER, he still lost.

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Abby
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2 months ago

Amber Turd*

Caroline Seguin
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2 months ago

I believe him. He was never an abuser, never abused his first wife. Amber is the abuser and I am very angry at her. She is making the real abused women and men look really bad.

Susan Guare
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2 months ago

Drives me nuts when women in movies/tv slap or hit men. Not funny. Will never be funny. (Except the old granny gang in Monty Python and their purses)

Lord Mysticlaw
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2 months ago

Wow. Absolutely typically something an abuser would say. 💔

AnInrovert
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2 months ago

:O what!?!? >:(

Roman Underwood
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1 month ago

🖕u Amber. me: 🙏 praying that her career will fall off a cliff along with her

Cynthia M. Vatani
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2 months ago

Yep, got the bish on hot mic saying it. You think she didn't manipulate Johnny and try to leach off his career and connections. Her own Manager dropped her after what happened between them. You actually think this GREEDY WENCH DONATED 8 MILLION DOLLARS OF HIS MONEY TO CHARITY?! Okay. WTF even heard of this 🗑🗑 before Rum Diary? 🙄🙄🤔🤔🤔🐁🐁🐁🐁

Rock Girl
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1 month ago

I think she's ugly both inside and out

Latorria Phillips
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1 month ago

**** you

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2 months ago

this is just awful

Chance Wilson
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2 months ago

I have no idea .-.

Erek Elliott
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2 weeks ago

she has no mercy

Matthew Gilmore
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1 month ago

ya she did dumby no y would she say that you need help

Rock Girl
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1 month ago

I think she's ugly both in and out

Myxomatosis
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1 month ago

http://chng.it/sRSqRtz7Wq Let's ruin her now.

StrangerOfTheDark
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1 month ago

http://chng.it/2L4nTzpsVk Copy and Paste to save the day!

Monkeywrench Productions
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1 month ago

women. not. even. once.

JustCallMeKat
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1 month ago

wait seriously???

Dave
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2 months ago

Amber who?

Alexis the kangaroo
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2 months ago

Sexist Amber Heard.

Lydia Coy
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AMBER IS A KARREN

WildBerry
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And you're a racist pig. Karen [kəˈren] NOUN 1.a member of an indigenous people of eastern Burma (Myanmar) and western Thailand. 2.the language of the Karen, probably Sino-Tibetan. ADJECTIVE 1.relating to the Karen or their language.

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Amber Heard is a psychiatric C U Next Tuesday that should be made unable to die so that she never stops aging, never stops feeling pain, and eventually becomes a shriveled husk that is the physical representation of her (lack of) heart, spirit, and overall evil.

I'm a makeup addict
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no she should die. doesn't matter how quick it is, as long as it's painful and agonizing I'm fine with that. no one should have to see her nasty face forever..

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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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2 months ago

XD

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Googleman1234
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2 months ago

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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2 months ago

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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