As the bitter six-week libel trial finally comes to an end, Amber Heard’s future prospects are now a big question as she has to pick up the pieces of her career. But how exactly will she move forward after her loss to Johnny Depp?
As posted on Law and Crime Networkduring an appearance on Floyd Abrams’ “Speaking Freely” podcast, famed journalist and commentator Megyn Kelly said, “I think she’s professionally ruined at the moment. I don’t know if she’s coming back from that, even in a city that’s very liberal and would be much more in the knee-jerk, “I believe all women” camp. The problem for her in Hollywood is that the nation watched this trial, and they decided that she was a liar and that Depp was a truth-teller.
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She added: “Yes, they were manipulated by the press. Yes, they saw YouTube mashups that the jury didn’t see and all that, but they had the opportunity to decide with her in court to public opinion if that’s how they felt and looking at his testimony and so forth they didn’t Hollywood before it woke up these days must be a little bit commercial and capitalist.
The talk show host also reflected on the larger social impact of the TV trial. “There was already a petition with, I don’t know, between 3 and 4 million. Maybe it’s more now to get her kicked out of the next Aquaman sequel. They don’t want to see her. She’s out of it. come to represent more than a woman who falsely accused a beloved actor. She came to represent all women, who women and men believe have made false accusations. It’s unfair, but it’s is where we are. And that’s why I say she’s probably unemployable,” she said.
Kelly was referring to a fan-led petition by Jeanne Larson to Courtney Simmons, Senior Vice President of Publicity and Communications for DC Warner Bros, who began banning Amber Heard from “Aquaman 2.” Its goal was 4.5 million signatures, and it has already reached 4.4 million.
The fan in her petition wrote, “Amber Heard is a known and proven domestic abuser, Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment should and must remove Heard from their Aquaman 2 film project. They must not ignore the suffering of Heard’s victims and not should not glorify a domestic abuser.”
The petition added, “Men are victims of domestic violence, just like women. This needs to be recognized and steps must be taken to prevent a known abuser from being celebrated in the entertainment industry.”
Social media largely agreed with Kelly’s observations. On Twitter, one user said: “And if we come back, in truth, Amber shouldn’t be in Hollywood because wealth and power have corrupted her so much. She’s become a dangerous woman. Maybe she can go to work a regular job and get sanity.” Another said: “No she can still apply as ‘husband drummer’.” “And rightly so. She can get a job at McDonald’s,” someone added.
One user sarcastically said, “Well, that’s how Johnny Depp became ‘pre-trial’ on his charges. Seems fair to me,” alluding to Depp losing his role in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise due to the allegations.
And if we come back, in truth, Amber shouldn’t be in Hollywood because wealth and power have corrupted her so much. She has become a dangerous woman. Maybe she can go to work a regular job and get some sanity.
— Wishing B (@b_wishing) June 1, 2022
No, she can still apply as a “Husband Beater”
– Dan the man (@danny31415926) June 2, 2022
And rightly so. She can find a job at McDonald’s.
— TooMuchMorgans (@ToomuchMorgans) June 2, 2022
Well, Johnny Depp went “pre-trial” after his accusations. seems right to me
— Chris Manno (@Mann_O_Steel17) June 2, 2022