A ‘disabled combat veteran’ says Amber Heard’s PTSD score from her marriage to Johnny Depp is said to be higher than his own.
The tweet, sent from the account @KurtMyers1982, whose bio describes him as a “retired dad, home school” from Nebraska, went viral and caught the attention of thousands of people invested in the court case between Depp and Heard.
Depp and Heard are currently embroiled in a $50 million defamation lawsuit that comes after Heard wrote a comment The Washington Post in 2018 and stated she was a domestic violence survivor. Heard has sued her ex-husband for $100 million.
“I’m a disabled war veteran who lost a close friend in Iraq in 2005.” he tweeted on Thursday. “Amber Heard, according to Dr. Hughes scored much better than me on her PTSD test. Obviously, being married to Johnny Depp is far more traumatic than the Iraq war.” The popular hashtag #JusticeForJohnnyDepp was included in the tweet.
The tongue-in-cheek comment refers to expert testimony given during the ongoing defamation trial against Depp and Heard.
dr Dawn Hughes was the first witness called by Heard’s legal team to testify on her behalf. The clinical and forensic psychologist diagnosed Heard with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and claimed it “interfered” with her work on the study. Aquaman Consequence.
“Miss Heard showed very clear psychological traumatic effects, or aggravation of the trauma, from these statements made by Mr. Depp’s lawyers,” Hughes said in court. She diagnosed Heard with PTSD, which was allegedly caused by Depp’s intimate partner violence.
Myers’ Twitter account and many others in the comments section seemed to disagree with this assessment. Over 10,800 people liked Myers’ dry take, while 2,400 retweeted it and hundreds of people replied. In response to people who interacted, Myers wrote, “Thank you all for the kind words, it was an honor to serve.”
“Thank you for your service and I’m sorry for your loss and the impact you are still suffering,” @Grethe1956 wrote, adding, “I’m pretty sure Amber Heard doesn’t have PTSD.”
“It’s impossible to match your results unless you cheat the test. It is not designed to achieve a perfect result. So if you score that high you clearly faked it,” wrote another Twitter user @SchmoJosey in response to Myers.
However, not everyone supported the hiring of the Iraq war veteran.
“Sorry but no matter where you stand on this case it’s so irrelevant,” wrote @sparklinaway. “Trauma is trauma. Nothing is worse. Don’t compare trauma just because you think you’ve had it worse. Serving in a war is super traumatic and I’m sorry about that. Thanks for your service but please don’t do that .”
@code2high responded to Myers by asking, “Is it a competition? I wasn’t aware of that. My psychologist told me it boils down to this terrifying moment. Five years are many moments of terror. Being able to act or not also affects the results. Maybe you didn’t know that?”
Closing arguments in the trial are expected to take place on Friday before the jury returns to reach a verdict. Follow the latest news from the study Newsweeks live blog.
news week turned to Kurt Myers for further comments.
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