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I Believe Women Except When it’s Amber Heard: Body Language Expert Says She’s Lying

The Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial are currently at the center of media discussions. They are in court again to decide whether she truly bullied her husband back in 2018 after writing an op-ed. Depp claims that Heard destroyed his career and his public image with false statements of domestic abuse.

Jhonny Depp in defamation trial
Jhonny Depp in defamation trial

A body language expert analyses the trial to conclude who is being honest and who is lying. The Behavioral Arts YouTube channel takes a look at the Depp v. Heard trial but understands this science’s shortcomings.

Body language expert analyzes Amber Heard

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp

He said, there could be many reasons why a person’s body language is a certain way. Deceptive body language may not always indicate that a person is lying. He explains that some clues could indicate who is more truthful. You must know that this YouTube video seeks to stay impartial. It’s not based on taking sides or accusing one of being entirely wrong.

However, The Behavioral Arts have the purpose of picking apart Heard and Depp’s body language to assume who is honest and where they are potentially falsifying their answers. Amber Heard ‘turtled’ to draw less attention to herself and gave non-answer statements.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard dueling defamation
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard dueling defamation

The Behavioral Arts started with getting into Heard’s attitude in her trial against Depp. He explains that she repeatedly had “shifty eyes” when someone was talking to her. The most likely reason was a “condescending lack of interest.” The expert believes that it signals, “you are not important enough to hold my attention.” Heard had defensive body language, such as the aggressive way that she scratched her shoulder to where she nearly ripped off her microphone. Her lawyer’s objection to some of the questioning showed Heard looking down, predicting that she was thinking about what to say next.

When asked about Depp, Heard frequently “turtles,” or you can say “become smaller” like a turtle slinking into its shell to attract less attention. The expert explains that this is a defense mechanism when people feel insecure. She also shows signs of stress in the two places that would indicate her nervousness around the chain of questioning surrounding attacking Depp. The contraction of the chin and her forehead was indicated.

Body language expert analyzes Johnny Depp’s hand movements

Jhonny Depp trial against Amber Heard
Jhonny Depp trial against Amber Heard

Heard claimed that Depp put his hand through a wall out of anger. However, the actor joked about how that would even be possible. He told a completely different story of how he underwent a finger injury. There is a bundle of both truth and deception here. Depp recalled an incident of having his finger cut by Heard throwing a vodka bottle at him. But his big pause before telling the story is concerning. However, it’s normal as the story progresses, this implies people try to piece together elements from memory.

Johnny Depp testified at his defamation trial about the 2015 episode in which the tip of his right middle finger was cut off.
Johnny Depp testified at his defamation trial about the 2015 episode in which the tip of his right middle finger was cut off.

The actor smirked at some of his jokes, where the expert calls him a “charming storyteller.” He knows how to interact with his audience and build an expressive image. Depp also showed emotion in his retelling of the event that came across as “honest and raw.”

The Behavioral Arts host discovers both truth and deception in Depp and Heard’s testimonies. He reported that these are accomplished actors with experience which can’t be ignored. Yet, there are some things that even the biggest actor cannot hide. Depp and Heard confronted both honest and deceptive body language behavior in different fractions of their answers.

 

Written by Shreeparna Das