Former WAG Phoebe Burgess says she felt compelled to comment on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard slurs as it happened in her A nasty turnaround in personal life.
Ex-wife of a prominent NRL player involved in Johnny Heard and Amber Heard feud, claims Pirates of the Caribbean The star managed to ensure that “women are not to be believed”.
Phoebe Burgess, the ex-wife of former South Sydney player Sam Burgess, argued on Instagram late on Sunday that the shocking public reaction to the trial would prevent other victims from coming forward.
Depp, 56, is suing his ex-wife for $50 million (A$72 million), accusing her of defaming him in 2018 Washington post An op-ed in which she describes herself as a victim of domestic abuse.
Hurd, 36, is countersuing $100 million (A$144 million), claiming Depp defamed her when he said she lied about the abuse allegations.
Former Australian WAG Phoebe said on the social media platform that the case and the way Heard was treated could deter other women from pursuing domestic violence charges.
“If any of you are uncomfortable with the way Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard is being portrayed and consumed: I hear it, sister,” Phoebe said in the post.
“this person [Depp] This legal action – asking for $100 million – came after a British judge found he was ‘wife beating,'” Phoebe continued.
In 2020, Depp loses defamation case sun The newspaper that once called him a “wife beater””. Heard to be a star witness for the British judge, who said she was beaten on 12 of the 14 alleged occasions.
“If his mission was to send a signal to all abusers and misogynists that women would not be believed, then he had succeeded,” Phoebe wrote.
“One of the worst fears of victims has been reinforced… ‘No one will believe me’.
“When it comes to leaving, I worry that women will think… ‘Maybe he’ll do me a Depp’.”
Accompanying her words was a screenshot of a message from the troll, which had been privately sent to Phoebe via Instagram.
The message called her an “absolute loser”, “Australia’s own Amber Heard” and said her children would despise her.
The comments appear to be referring to Burgess’s 2020 Chargesshe claims she was the victim of domestic violence during her four-year marriage to Sam Burgess.
Burgess was removed from his role as an assistant coach in South Sydney in October 2020 following allegations of domestic violence and drug use by Phoebe.
The Rabbitohs player denies all allegations and any wrongdoing.
This Rabbitohs player cleared of charges NRL resumed his role. Phoebe slammed the decision to bring her husband back to the club as “shocking”.
The NRL star admitted to having an extramarital affair and driving while on drugs.
“They found cocaine in my body when I was driving. It was embarrassing. It was so embarrassing,” Sam Burgess said in an interview this year.
“I’ve felt like a loser for the past 18 months. My marriage fell apart. I just retired from sports. My ex-father-in-law took an AVO on me. Two days after retirement, I was separated.”
The couple share a son Billy, 3, and daughter Poppy, 5.
Responding to the abusive message she received on Instagram, Phoebe said: “I hope that when my kids are safe enough to be old enough to despise anything in this world, they’ll just despise the way we’ve dealt with this in the past. Abuse …”
The world’s terrible reaction to Amber Heard
Memes and videos flooding social media mocking Hurd, 36, have angered domestic violence victim help services.
On Instagram and Twitter, hashtags referring to Heard as “Amber Turd”, “liar” and “gold digger” have been circulating.
On YouTube, in court live, viewers accuse Neptune Is the star of “Manipulated, Calculated, and Mostly Liar.”
TikTok didn’t fare much better, with a viral clip on the platform targeting Hurd, declaring: “He could have killed you, he has every right.”
On the penultimate day of her defamation trial, Amber Heard revealed she had received thousands of death threats, with some trolls even threatening to murder her children.
“People wanted to kill me, they told me every day. People wanted to kill my kids in the microwave, they told me,” Hurd told jurors.
“I receive hundreds of death threats on a regular basis, if not every day. Since the beginning of this trial, there have been thousands.”
Hurd has a one-year-old daughter, Una Page Hurd.
“Not just for Hurd, but for any survivor survivors of the attack who watched and saw someone talking about the abuse they went through,” she told News Network Australia.
– Rebecca Scanlan