Deirdre Reynolds: “Amber Heard and Johnny Depp were losers in dirty trials”

Johnny and the small but loud Amber went into effect Friday in Virginia as closing arguments were filed in the defamation trial of the century (not guilty, Vagatha Christie).

After the five-man and two-woman jury continues its deliberations in Fairfax County Court on Tuesday, I think we can all agree: Thankfully, it’s almost over.

For the past seven weeks, the Twittersphere has been watching everything from the #MeToo movement to Aquaman Jason Momoa’s pay-package duel lawsuits that, through tearful testimony and more objections, you Can’t be shaken.

There’s “super pints,” mystery poo, gummy bears, supermodel witnesses, lawyers with their own fan pages, and – often forgotten throughout the circus – at the heart of it all, some shocking bodies and sex accusations.

All told, Depp is suing his ex-wife for $50 million after she published an op-ed in The Washington Post two years after their marriage ended, claiming she was a victim of domestic violence.


Actor Johnny Depp in court in Virginia.Photo: Steve Herber/Reuters

For her part, Hurd is countersuing her ex-husband of nearly two years, claiming he was trying to destroy her Hollywood career.

Each described the “humiliation” they felt at having their dirty laundry aired so publicly, and performed their lives in the stands.

Both sides continued to fight in the mud, unable to see at a glance and unable to take their eyes off the televised trial.

In the United States, serial killer Ted Bundy was the first person to play for the camera during the nationally televised 1979 double murder trial, igniting the true crime genre.

Lately, who can forget OJ Simpson wrestling in leather gloves during his trial for the murders of his ex-wives Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, or “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius taking off his prosthetic limb and hobbling Walked through the South African Court of Appeal where he was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Presiding over the civil case, Judge Penny Azkarat told how she couldn’t find “any valid reason” to stop the cameras, despite concerns that comprehensive coverage could upset victims of domestic violence and even others As anti-Amber sentiment grows, graphic testimonies become meme fodder, so come forward.

Outside the courtroom, however, as fans camp from dawn to try to get one of the coveted 100 wristbands for a front-row seat, you really have to wonder who this perverted form of rave is for. .


Fans gather outside the courtroom during the trial (Craig Hudson/AP)

Transparency in the administration of justice is imperative — but so is avoiding turning real-life trauma into box-office entertainment.

While the court of public opinion sided with the Pirates of the Caribbean star, not even an armchair jury 3,500 miles away could judge that neither star was the best during the eruption.

Hopefully, once a verdict is reached, they can re-star in the movie instead of a court case.

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