The trial in the defamation case brought by Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard is heating up. Barely a day goes by without fresh news and drama ensuing from this bitter feud of the estranged couple. Dirty laundry is indeed being washed in public. All of this is unfortunate.
Consider this fresh development: A psychologist hired by Depp’s legal team testified on Tuesday that Amber Heard suffers from borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder. What do you think of this diagnosis? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.
Psychologist Shannon Curry Reveals Amber Heard’s Borderline Personality Disorder
The psychologist, Shannon Curry, reached her diagnosis after reviewing Amber Heard’s mental health records and 12 hours of interviews with her. She further debunked Heard’s claim of her suffering from Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from her relationship with Depp.
Curry testified that the two disorders are similar. Borderline personality is a disease of instability, she said, “driven by an underlying fear of abandonment.” She further added that people with the disorder “will make desperate attempts to prevent that from happening.”
More damningly, the psychologist testified that borderline personality disorder “seems to be a predictive factor for women who implement violence against their partner.” Johnny Depp has earlier maintained that he was on the receiving end of domestic violence by Heard and was hit by her on many occasions. Moreover, Histrionic personality disorder, Curry said, is associated with “drama and shallowness,” She further added that there’s a correlation in the disorder with people who are physically attractive and “utilize their looks to get that attention.”
The Significance of This Testimony on The Case of Amber Heard
Armed with the psychologist, Shannon Curry’s testimony, Depp’s legal team would now hope to emphasize their contention that Amber Heard was the aggressive partner in the relationship and not Depp.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s Case: Depp v. Heard
Johnny Depp is suing Heard for defamation in Fairfax County, Virginia, US. The Trial of this civil suit began in April 2022. This lawsuit stems from an op-ed written by his ex-wife in The Washington Post about abusive relationships. While the article did not expressly mention him by name, Depp argued that it greatly damaged his career.