Amber Heard is an American actress. She started her career by appearing in music videos like ‘There Goes My Life’ and ‘I Wasn’t Prepared’. In 2004, she got the opportunity to work in the film ‘Friday Night Lights’. She played small supporting roles in television series like ‘Jack & Bobby’ (2004), ‘The Mountain’ (2004), and ‘The O.C’ (2005). She received her first leading role in the slasher film ‘All the Boys Love Mandy Lane’ (2006). The film was premiered at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival.
She has participated in various beauty pageant competitions. Heard gained recognition with supporting roles in the films like ‘Pineapple Express’ and ‘Never Back Down’. She was the co-producer of the film ‘And Soon the Darkness’. She has worked in the films like ‘Paranoia’, ‘Justice League’, ‘Aquaman’, and ‘Gully’. In addition to her other roles, she played the female lead in the film ‘London Fields’. Heard acted and also was the executive producer of the film ‘Syrup’. She was part of television series like ‘The Mountain’, ‘Hidden Palms’, and ‘The Stand’. She gave her voice in the animated series ‘The Cleveland Show’.
Heard was honored with ‘Hollywood Film Festival Award’. Her upcoming project is ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’. She has been featured on the cover page of various top magazines. She is an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) ambassador on women’s rights and a Human Rights Champion for the Stand Up for Human Rights campaign by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Heard was the brand ambassador of the cosmetics brand “L’Oréal Paris”.
Relationship with Johnny Depp
In 2009, Heard met the superstar ‘Johnny Depp’ when she got the opportunity to work in the comedy-drama film ‘The Rum Diary’. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard started dating in 2011 and married after four years in February 2015.
In May 2016, she filed for divorce from Johnny Depp and obtained a temporary restraining order against him. She also said that during the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me.
In August 2016, a ruling on the scale of the settlement was achieved and Heard pledged to donate the proceeds equally between the ACLU and the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The final terms of the settlement were agreed upon in January 2017, with Depp being required to complete the payment of $7 million to Heard by February 2018.
Depp v. Heard
Johnny Depp sued Amber Heard for defamation over a December 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post in February 2019. In the lawsuit, Depp alleged that the op-ed contained three defamatory statements first, its headline, “Amber Heard: I spoke up against sexual violence and faced our culture’s wrath”, second Heard’s writing: “Then two years ago, I became a public figure representing domestic abuse, and I felt the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out”, and third, Heard’s writing: “I had the rare vantage point of seeing, in real-time, how institutions protect men accused of abuse. Later Johnny Depp alleged that Heard had been the one who abused him. In August 2020, Heard filed a counterclaim.
John C. Depp, II v. Amber Laura Heard was a civil defamation trial that took place in Fairfax County, Virginia, from 11 April 2022 to 1 June 2022. The jury found that all three statements from Heard’s op-ed were false, defamed Depp, and made with actual malice, so the jury awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages from Heard. Later the court reduced the punitive damages to $350,000 due to a limit imposed by Virginia state law.
The live-streamed trial attracted large numbers of viewers as well as considerable social media commentary, the majority of which was sympathetic to Depp. In the United States, news articles about the case generated high levels of social media interaction and renewed debates around topics relating to domestic violence, the #MeToo movement, and women’s rights.
Reactions on Social Media Platforms
The trial was live-streamed with the comment section being compared by some reporters to a Twitch or VMA stream. Users in the stream chat expressed opinions about the case. The short videos and memes were shared on the social media platforms like Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram.
Clips of the trial were used to create memes as well as compilations or reaction videos. Videos carrying the hashtag #justiceforjohnnydepp had gained more than 18 billion views on TikTok by the trial’s conclusion. Journalist ‘Amelia Tait’ referred to the case as a trial by TikTok and stated that on social media, the case had become a source of comedy.
Plastic Surgery is very common among many celebrities. Amber Heard has been said to have gone under plastic surgery. Because she has been looking different in her old and new pictures. As per the sources, she did ‘Rhinoplasty’, ‘Lip Fillers’, ‘Cheek implants’, and ‘Chin implants’.
In an article, Dr. Julian De Silva had told US Magazine that Amber Heard has the perfect face according to the Greek Golden Ratio, phi. The ratio with a value of 1.618 is said to be the secret of beauty and is the measure of proportion in a face. The cosmetic surgeon’s team developed software that evaluates face shapes and their proximity to the golden ratio. Amber Heard’s face was found to be 91.85 percent of Phi.
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