Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s controversy has caused chaos in the industry. In 2016, Heard filed for divorce, accusing Depp of physically abusing her during their marriage while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Depp denied the allegations, claiming that Heard was using them to seek a quick financial settlement. After so much mess, the divorce was officially concluded in 2017.
The defamation trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard occurred in April 2022, with six weeks of proceedings which was followed by a social media storm. Their trial has become a media circus, and podcaster Danielle Dell’Olio claimed that it didn’t actually begin that way.
More than a year later, Netflix’s documentary Depp v. Heard was released, which aims to provide a clearer perspective on the entire situation (as indicated in its first few minutes).
Danielle Dell’Olio Said the Filmmakers Made a Circus of Depp v. Heard
Depp v. Heard, a Netflix documentary series directed by Emma Cooper, delves into the well-known defamation trial between Hollywood actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard that doesn’t aim to seek new revelations about the trial.
This Netflix docuseries portrayed a chaotic scene, which Dell’Olio said wasn’t totally right. She said this confidently because she was present there from the beginning of the trial.
Dell’Olio is part of a podcast named, Innocent Until Tipsy, for which she planned to attend each day of the trial in person. The podcaster traveled from Florida to Virginia and queued up every morning. She said:
“I’m a domestic violence survivor, so this is a very, very important case to me. The first thing that hit me in the first literal 30 seconds was, ‘Oh my God, they’re just showing the crowd outside the courtroom.’ And they didn’t show that at the beginning for at least the first I believe it was like three weeks. It was not a circus.”
According to Dell’Olio (who was present in the courtroom for multiple days), Depp v. Heard presents that the courtroom was out of control. She denied the accusations and said that Judge Azcarate maintained high professionalism in the courtroom, especially considering the celebrity status of the individuals involved.
The podcaster also felt that the whole documentary heavily relied on sensationalized social media clips and not on what was real.
“They just made it seem like it’s a seamless, love story of how they came to be. And it’s certainly not.” – Danielle Dell’Olio
Dell’Olio was surprised by the editing of an audio clip in the documentary. Throughout the trial, she produced numerous TikTok videos where she provided explanations for each day. She said:
“That really shocked me that they took audio clips and mashed them together and made it look like it was one audio.”
She went on to say that they advertised the documentary as a side-by-side comparison of the testimonies, but “they didn’t do that.” The timeline in the series “jumped around an awful lot.” It also appeared as if Amber and Johnny’s testimonies about how they met and started their romantic relationship aligned, and “that’s not the case at all.” She continued:
“I was really shocked. They just made it seem like it’s a seamless, love story of how they came to be. And it’s certainly not.”
Currently, Dell’Olio continues to investigate these cases with her brother Marcus on Deep Diving Dell’Olio.
Source: Showbiz Cheat Sheet