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“I’ll tell you what is a setback for all women, Amber Heard making up lies and making serious criminal allegations of domestic abuse, which just don’t stack up.”
Everyone’s chucked in their two cents worth over the Johnny Depp win in his defamation case against Amber Heard, but here’s a couple of things that resonated for me.
One, we have come so far down a dangerous and slippery slope on judging people guilty until proven innocent, that it’s actually devastating for those accused who are innocent. Many of them would not have the wherewithal, money or ability to seek truth in court like Depp did, and I’m glad he did it. We have a society where the court of public opinion reigns supreme.
You are cancelled within about ten minutes of an allegation, and that’s a very dangerous precedent, which must terrify a lot of men. So in taking this case through an actual court, Johnny both won there, and in the court of public opinion, which is a testament to the power of truth.
Secondly, the ‘believe ALL women’ slogan needs a rethink.
It seems obnoxious to blanketly say, “believe all women,” just because women say so.
Does that not demean all women? Are we not allowed to make up our own minds based on evidence and facts presented? Why should we just believe everybody – when clearly not everybody, is actually telling the truth.
And before the Feminazi rain down all over me, I’m not saying don’t believe all women, I’m just saying let’s look at the evidence and run an innocent until proven guilty approach first… rather than the other way around. This trial, even by the main players own admissions, was sordid and ugly.
It was such a disgusting train wreck of tittle tattle it had the world gripped. But what it did in the end was show that truth wins. And for that Johnny Depp has done many wrongly accused a favour.
He’s also obviously done himself a favour in that he’s managed to restore much of his reputation, garner support, and by the looks of things, get a whole new lease on life. I don’t begrudge him that, he deserves it.
Even Amber Heard said she just wished he’d get on with his life, although I’m sure now that he is, there’ll be more pot shots lobbed and more to come from her over the coming weeks as she probably unloads her side of the story to a scintillated media.
Disney clearly won’t be getting Depp back, there appears no love lost there, so whether he can resurrect some kind of movie career remains to be seen, but there’ll potentially be other networks who snap him up.
A comeback and a second chance seems only fair.
But the other disturbing thing I found was, in Amber Heard’s post-verdict press statement, she said that this was a setback for ALL women. It’s not. But it’s definitely something the ardent feminists will grab onto. They will push that narrative because it’s rooted in hatred and distrust of men, rather than any sense of justice or having an open mind.
I’ll tell you what is a setback for all women, Amber Heard making up lies and making serious criminal allegations of domestic abuse, which just don’t stack up.
That’s what’s not only a setback for women, but deeply insulting to every real victim of abuse.