While Amber Heard faces cross-examination by Johnny Depp’s lawyers in her ongoing legal battle, her testimony and behavior on social media continues to come under scrutiny.
Now the actress is accused of stealing part of her testimony from Rihanna’s interview about being attacked by Chris Brown.
Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 36, for $50 million over her 2018 comment The Washington Post, in which she said she suffered domestic violence in her marriage. While Heard, who is countering $100 million in damages, did not name Depp in the article, his legal team has argued that it was obvious she was referring to him.
In recent weeks, ugly allegations of domestic violence against both Depp and Heard have surfaced in testimonies.
Last week, when Heard took the stand, she described an incident when Depp allegedly assaulted her.
“It felt like he was on top of me and I look him in the eyes and I don’t see him anymore,” she said. “It wasn’t him. It was black. I’ve never been so scared in my life.”
Now a clip with nearly two million views across TikTok and Twitter compared this statement to the interview Rihanna gave to ABC News in 2009.
“It wasn’t the same person who said I love you. It wasn’t those…eyes,” the pop star said in an interview with Diane Sawyer at the time. “He had… no soul in his eyes. Just empty. … He was clearly passed out. There was no person when I looked at him.”
A number of people have attended in the meantime Compare Heard’s bruises from alleged attacks by Depp to those by Rihanna.
In February 2009, then 21-year-old Rihanna was beaten by her then-boyfriend Brown, who was later sentenced to five years of probation, community work and one year of counseling for domestic violence.
Despite Heard’s constant social media scrutiny, several people have said enough is enough and urged others to stop mocking the actress and criticizing her behavior, noting it could be harmful to abuse survivors .
“I’ve seen people use sound clips from [Heard’s] In her testimony describing rape and sexual assault to create comic videos, many of those people were women and it was shocking to look at,” said actress and author Tova Leigh news week last week. “I couldn’t believe they were making fun of sexual violence or any violence at all.
“The fact that they didn’t believe her didn’t matter to me,” Leigh said. “Sexual violence is no joke, imagine all victims of sexual assault watching people make rape jokes, it’s so wrong.”
https://www.newsweek.com/amber-heard-accused-testimony-rihanna-chris-brown-interview-johnny-depp-trial-court-1707378 Amber Heard is accused of overturning testimony from Rihanna Chris Brown interview