The Jury of the defamation trial of Johnny Depp against Amber Heard has begun deliberation. The reason behind the case is an op-ed Amber Heard wrote in the Washington Post. She claimed that she is “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” Though the actress did not mention his name, Johnny Depp claims that it ruined his life. The actor sued her for $50 million. Also, the Aquaman actress has countersued him for $100 million. The jurors have heard the closing statements of both sides.
For six weeks the jury has heard the witnesses and now it is up to them to decide who wins the trial.
Fans want Johnny Depp and Amber Heard to get couples counseling
After listening to both sides of the story, in the past six weeks, we can conclude that their marriage was a really troubled one. Both claim abuse and fights. So now the fans are asking the two to seek a couple’s therapy and save their marriage. They think that marriage can be saved if the two got help from a counselor and end their feud.
hear me out: is it too late for johnny depp and amber heard to try couples counselling?
— Jack Rabbitt (@JackRabbitt17) May 28, 2022
Some fans have even suggested that two seek personal help from a therapist as well. @SusanisSpeaking wrote “I wish the judge and jury would require both Johnny Depp and Amber Heard to get serious, long term counseling. What a dysfunctional pair.”
I wish the judge and jury would require both Johnny Depp and Amber Heard to get serious, long term counseling. What a dysfunctional pair.
— SusanisSpeaking (@SusanMcCarter7) May 24, 2022
Another fan tweeted on the trial becoming a sensation:
Remind me again why we care about Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, and their horribly dysfunctional relationship? Both need mandatory counseling immediately. Period. I’m sick of hearing it being reported on. It’s just not important.
— Lauren Wood-Viscardi ✍️ (@LWoodViscardi) May 24, 2022
The couple had sought the support of a marriage counselor before.
The couple’s marriage counselor testified in court
On the third day of the trial, the marriage counselor of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard testified in court. Lauren Anderson is a clinical psychologist. She had told the court that the two had confessed that both of them were physically abusive in the relationship. Also, she told that Amber Heard had a “jackhammer style of talking” and Depp has trouble keeping. This would trigger the actress.
She added, “And then with Ms. Heard, [Depp] was triggered and they engaged as what I saw as mutual abuse.” She said that when Heard was “triggered” by something Depp did, she considered it a “point of pride” to “initiate” a fight, and “if [Depp] was going to leave her to deescalate the fight, she would strike him to keep him there.”