After a month-plus long trial… with many twists and turns, but most crucially — a mountain’s worth of evidence and testimony — the jury reached its conclusion on Wednesday in Fairfax, Virginia, where they’ve been deliberating for the previous few days.
On Friday, they heard final arguments, in which Depp and Heard’s attorneys pleaded their cases one last time in dramatic way. Camille Vasquez and her colleagues, like AH’s chief lawyer, Ben Rottenborn, advised jurors to apply their common sense.
A verdict against Amber, according to Rottenborn, will have terrible consequences for DV victims, sending a message to those who choose to speak their realities but lack the most convincing documentation of their trauma… a group in which Amber appeared to fall.
While both Johnny and Amber had plenty of audio recordings of each other during heated arguments, it appears that only Johnny explicitly captured AH admitting to assaulting him.
The famed kitchen rampage footage was aired in court, showing Johnny throwing a tantrum and banging cabinets… all while pouring himself a “mega pint” of wine and finally catching Amber recording him.
There were additional terrible texts Johnny sent about Amber, which the jury was shown. Furthermore, Johnny’s history of substance usage was scrutinized, which he admitted to. Then there were Amber’s purported injury images, which she had a lot of.
Amber also persuaded some of her friends to testify on her behalf, alleging that they witnessed the purported injuries after the fact… and that they would frequently rush to soothe her after a brawl with JD.
When Amber was testifying about an alleged staircase tussle, she said she thought Johnny would throw her sister down like he’d allegedly done to KM. A memorable moment — and a total W for Team Johnny — came when his ex, Kate Moss, took the stand virtually to debunk a rumor that Amber invoked when she was testifying about an alleged staircase tussle, where she said she thought Johnny would throw her sister down… like he’d allegedly done
That turned out to be complete nonsense, as Kate herself stated that the narrative was untrue — and it appeared to harm Amber’s credibility, as did other testimonies… a la the ACLU “pledge.”
There was also the matter of feces, which was addressed early and often… leading in a slew of memes and jokes on the internet, almost all of which mocked Amber. As you may have noticed, Johnny appeared to believe she and/or a buddy had left it in their bed.
Amber, on the other hand, denied it during oath, blaming a gastrointestinal problem on one of their teacup Yorkies who ate some of Johnny’s pot. That is still up for debate.
Regardless, it’s evident that the trial and the public outcry against Amber have taken their toll on her; she cried throughout the trial, but was extremely emotional near the end, claiming she just wanted to get on with her life and that she’s been left “nearly broken” by it all.
Now, in the shape of a jury, this subject will be settled once and for all. Even if Amber wins, others believe she will suffer more than Johnny in the future. We’ll have to wait and see.