Before I get into this list, I want to educate people on what a non disclosure agreement is, how a person can violate it, and the reasons one is put into place.
Confidentiality agreements typically serve three key functions:
NDAs protect sensitive information. By signing an NDA, participants promise to not divulge or release information shared with them by the other people involved. If the information is leaked, the injured person can claim breach of contract.
Confidentiality agreements and NDAs expressly outline what information is private and what’s fair game. In many cases, the agreement serves as a document that classifies exclusive and confidential information. Link.
What Happens if an NDA is breached?
If an NDA is breached, the party who revealed the confidential information could be sued for damages, be forced to pay back lost profits, and in some cases, be held in contempt of court (which could lead to criminal charges).
Confidentiality agreements can be rigid, requiring both parties to agree never to disclose various details about the marriage, the divorce, or the settlement, or can be far more flexible, depending upon the needs and desires of the parties. Link.
So, presumably, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp signed an NDA so they could both move on with their lives. You know, in that funny world where everything makes sense and no one ever does anything bad. Because like I just said, the general idea of an NDA is for both parties to adhere to it. Fully.
Johnny Depp did.
Amber Heard didn’t.
The first shining example of her inability to adhere to the simple terms of her divorce is this, and I very much hate having to look at this video again, but it is for the good of this blog:
The first thing I will point out (I will also state that I am treading into opinion territory) is that her ‘acting’ ability, or lack thereof, is blatantly obvious here. She is all over the place, trying to act sad, angry, offended, etc…and it just turns into a mess of head bobbing, disjointed statements, and trying-too-hard to appear victim-ly.
One thing you will notice throughout all of the times that she enters the ‘advocate’ sphere, is that she follows a script. A very obvious buzzword tagline script designed to insinuate herself within actual victim spaces.
In the media, in the culture…
Speak up…raise your voice…
And the other thing I will point out is that not only is she lying about her own ‘abuse’ here, she is recording a PSA about domestic violence, while sitting there KNOWING that she abused TWO spouses.
A person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does notactually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.
A person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, especially one whose private life,opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.
Amber Heard’s interview with Allure Magazine in November, 2017.
Quite frankly, I am very surprised that Allure Magazine and Danielle Pergament were never hit with a lawsuit over this article.
Heard and Pergament only mention the divorce and ‘abuse’ directly right in the beginning:
“She was a victim of domestic violence.”
When? Was it proven? No. Did she have actual evidence? No. Did she actually want to go to court? Obviously not. A journalist cannot voice a statement as a fact when it isn’t a fact. You don’t even have to go to college to know that. Damn. Then again, the journalist kind of gets away with it by adding the ‘you have read’ tag to it.
They also mention Depp’s name directly. Come on.
Observe that Amber Heard is the Q-U-E-E-N of making absolute what-the-fuck-did-I-just-read b u l l s h i t sound smart. She says absolutely nothing in this paragraph. Nothing. The only thing one can glean from this nonsense is that she thinks she has a right to help women.
(By the way, her “I have a semi-functioning brain” might be the only true thing she has said in the last three years.)
She doesn’t. At all. Ever. Not when she is an admitted domestic abuser against two previous spouses.
Moving on again…
To Amber Heard’s self-penned letter on domestic abuse, published in Porter Magazine.
Let’s tackle this one thing at a time:
‘To my silent sisters’…her sisters?
The other women that have lied about domestic violence…oh wait, according to feminists, those don’t exist (don’t worry, I will have a segment on those women later)…she surely isn’t talking to other domestic abuse victims as though she is one…is she?
Yeah, she is.
“To break down the doors I once found myself behind.”
She is so good at skirting the issue while not directly speaking plainly about it.
“I was raised to be independent and self-reliant.”
That must be why she demanded 50,000 a month, a car, three condos, and legal fees paid from Johnny Depp. She’s independent.
Next, we have Heard’s Twitter adventures. Let’s start with this:
My first point of contention is that…she wasn’t even there?
My second point of contention, is that once again, she has no business ‘standing in solidarity’ with her ‘sisters’, unless it is standing in solidarity in the lunch line next to her sisters inorange.
Then, we have this spectacular moment.
This was in response to the statement regarding Johnny Depp’s casting made by J.K. Rowling and David Yates. This is a direct violation of the NDA. (I will get into their statements later.)
Then we have these, which further show off Heard’s intelligence:
Finally, we have the most recent item:
Notice how she has no problem speaking about any of her experience UNTIL the interview mentions the GQ article and Johnny’s denial. Heard suddenly “can’t speak about that.”
Aaaaaand her Instagram taunts:
Since 2016, Heard has been taunting Depp and flaunting the abuse she inflicted on him while portraying herself as a survivor of domestic violence to the media and the public.
To the Sun Case.
I am going to lump J.K. Rowling’s and David’s statements in with this. They both came forward many times to express support for Johnny Depp in the role of Gellert Grindelwald.
“Honestly, there’s an issue at the moment where there’s a lot of people being accused of things, they’re being accused by multiple victims, and it’s compelling and frightening,” Yates said. “With Johnny, it seems to me there was one person who took a pop at him and claimed something. I can only tell you about the man I see every day: He’s full of decency and kindness, and that’s all I see. Whatever accusation was out there doesn’t tally with the kind of human being I’ve been working with.”
“By testament, some of the women in [Depp’s] life have said the same thing — ‘that’s not the human being we know,’” Yates said. “It’s very different [than cases] where there are multiple accusers over many years that need to be examined and we need to reflect on our industry that allows that to roll on year in and year out. Johnny isn’t in that category in any shape or form. So to me, it doesn’t bear any more analysis. It’s a dead issue.”
When Johnny Depp was cast as Grindelwald, I thought he’d be wonderful in the role. However, around the time of filming his cameo in the first movie, stories had appeared in the press that deeply concerned me and everyone most closely involved in the franchise.
Harry Potter fans had legitimate questions and concerns about our choice to continue with Johnny Depp in the role. As David Yates, long-time Potter director, has already said, we naturally considered the possibility of recasting. I understand why some have been confused and angry about why that didn’t happen.
The huge, mutually supportive community that has grown up around Harry Potter is one of the greatest joys of my life. For me personally, the inability to speak openly to fans about this issue has been difficult, frustrating and at times painful. However, the agreements that have been put in place to protect the privacy of two people, both of whom have expressed a desire to get on with their lives, must be respected. Based on our understanding of the circumstances, the filmmakers and I are not only comfortable sticking with our original casting, but genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies.
I’ve loved writing the first two screenplays and I can’t wait for fans to see ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’. I accept that there will be those who are not satisfied with our choice of actor in the title role. However, conscience isn’t governable by committee. Within the fictional world and outside it, we all have to do what we believe to be the right thing.
I am putting these at the beginning, because the Sun case started due to Dan Wooton’s defamatory libel article, attacking J.K. Rowling for allowing Depp to be cast as Grindelwald.
The original headline was as follows:
After Depp sued the paper, it was changed to this:
It was the inclusion of ‘wife-beater’ the first time around that landed them with the lawsuit.
These are the statements that Adam Waldman (Depp’s lawyer) have made to the media regarding the case. It must be noted that Heard has not denied Depp’s allegations of abuse. It is also worth remembering that not only has she not denied them, she
FUCKING ADMITTED TO THEM IN COURT DOCUMENTS.
Waldman has stated that they will be presenting evidence in court that proves that not only did Amber Heard fake the allegations, she herself abused Johnny Depp many times.
This slideshow is here because a lot of people like to go on and on about how “Depp’s career was never affected from the allegations”…which is absolute bullshit contradicted by the very people making that claim. Observe for yourself the bullying aimed at Johnny Depp and J.K. Rowling.
In one of the most recent issues of UK GQ, Johnny Depp did an interview with Jonathan Heaf…a kind of rebuke or clapback to the Rolling Stone article done a few months ago.
(As just stated, all passages from this article are property of Jonathan Heaf and GQ UK. Link.)
I want to discuss certain pieces of this article here. Because Depp has a lot of pertinent things to say, and a lot of true character to reveal to all of those people that think they “know” Johnny Depp.
This is a man that has had betrayal come from almost every angle of his life. His professional partners, his wife, his family…he was living in a hell for four years, maybe even longer. And to try and suggest, like some people have, that his experience was invalid because of reasons A, B, and C (rich, a man, a “wife-beater”, no talent)…this is coming from the people that are advocating for men’s equality…these are the people that are standing up and saying that men’s issues matter too, that we should listen to men…and then they turn around and say “fuck Johnny Depp”. These people are nothing but hypocrites that only pretend to believe in the causes that they make themselves out to be champions of, blinded by a greedy media and their lies.
This is also a man that despite all of that betrayal, despite all of the lies and the deceit he had to put up with…stood by the one thing that mattered, the one thing that would continue to matter above all else…the truth. He knew the truth, he knew what the media could never change, what Amber Heard could never change…it was just a matter of revealing that truth the right way.
People like to paint Johnny Depp as just another product of the Hollywood machine, as just another actor, just another crazy celebrity…but all one has to do to dismiss that notion is read this paragraph, because ultimately, all Johnny Depp is…is a human being.
Here, he talks candidly about the video that was leaked by TMZ showing an angry Depp…a video that has been called ‘heavily edited’ and a video that is an obvious act of entrapment and gas lighting.
The video was made on purpose to A. paint him as a violent man, and B. to sway the opinion of both on-the-fence people, and further solidify an opinion already shared by many: He was an abusive monster.
But the video in question, even despite being edited, doesn’t show that. It shows an angry man that just found out he had lost millions of dollars. I would be angry too, and I might even throw something or wreck a pillow.
That does not make a person abusive.
This one speaks for itself. Defamation of character, a tarnishing of your image into the opposite of what you actually are…even to a person who cares very little for the opinions of others…that blatant misrepresentation can hurt anyone.
This is a man that will do a n y t h i n g to protect those that he loves. That is his priority above anything else.
Can a person really believe that he would turn around and hurt those people?
I rest my case.
His kids. That is all this man gives a shit about. His kids and the people that support him. Everyone else is just a fart in the wind for their opinion of him.
Just read it.
To echo Johnny’s sentiments, I will never stop defending him, because he will never stop fighting, so why should I?
A lot of the narrative surrounding Johnny Depp and Amber Heard borrows from a larger narrative surrounding gender. I am going to attempt to debunk a lot of those myths now, with some instances where the preconceived notions of gender and gender behavior regarding crime seem to not apply.
Starting with the myths that women “are too small and weak to hurt men, that women don’t hurt men, and that women never lie”.
I am also going to include this very well written paper as a supplement (and an excerpt):
This paper presents and discusses the varied findings on women’s roles as perpetrators of IPA. The reasons for these varied findings are examined and the implications of the research finding gender symmetry in the perpetration of IPA are discussed. This paper documents the importance of the approach taken by the researcher regarding whether IPA is found to be gendered. This overview of scientific research concludes that IPA is indeed gendered, that the perpetrators are more commonly men and the victims are more commonly women. This review also emphasizes the importance of not simply examining types of abuse reported, but the consequences of the abuse. We hope to clarify women’s use of violence in IPA as having typically different intentions than men’s abuse of intimate partners.
First of all, I find that first myth absolutely ridiculous just on the grounds that this show exists:
This is a show that revolves around women murdering men. That’s all it is.
…The show paints all of the crimes as heroic, or as some kind of rebellious necessity.
But if a person wanted to make a show about men murdering women…nope.
Anyways, below is a list of cases where a woman has either hurt, severely hurt, or killed her spouse or partner:
(Before that, I wanted to point out something that I found fascinating. Every time I typed in specific words like “violent women” or “women that have murdered men” or “women on trial for domestic violence”…Google twisted it every time to only display search results about violent men.)
…But women are never violent, ever. (Also, don’t forget Jodi Arias and Casey Anthony.)