'Look in the mirror': Nate Burleson praised for 'savage' response to Amber Heard's lawyer Elaine Bredehoft
Nate Burleson was responding to Elaine Bredehoft's claim that the social media support lavished on Johnny Depp during the trial affected the jury
Amber Heard's lawyer Elaine Bredehoft drew a harsh response from CBS Mornings co-host Nate Burleson during her appearance on the show on Thursday, June 2. Bredehoft disclosed on the broadcast that the actress intends to appeal the judgment in the contentious defamation dispute with her ex-husband Johnny Depp. Burleson's remark to Bredehoft came after she had outlined why she thought the jury favored Depp, allowing him to 'win' his defamation suit.
Bredehoft implied in the episode that the massive social media support lavished on Johnny Depp during and after the trial affected the jury as did the presence of Depp's fans in the courtroom. She stated: "We had cameras in the courtroom. Here, we had... not only did we have a group of Depp fans that were there every day, 100 were allowed in, they lined up at one in the morning for wristbands to be in that courtroom, but we had everything on camera, and we had tremendous social media that was very, very, very much against Amber." But co-host Nate Burleson, the former NFL player-turned-television broadcaster, replied by offering insights from his own football career, demanding accountability from Bredehoft about how she fought the case and her own client's stumbles on the stand. As the program aired, footage of his remark went viral when it began to circulate on social media sites.
After the verdict was read in Johnny Depp’s defamation case against Amber Heard, her lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, says Heard told her legal team she was “so sorry to all these women,” because she had more evidence than others who spoke up about alleged domestic violence. pic.twitter.com/FLr5Ytb0FE— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) June 2, 2022
Nate Burleson informed Bredehoft: "I am a former NFL player, and after a hard loss, it's easy to wake up and point to the other side. Oftentimes, I realized (that) the better thing to do was to look in the mirror. What mistakes did I make as a player? What mistakes did our coaching staff made [sic]? And then how can we improve from there." Burleson continued to confront the lawyer with his questions. Bredehoft was chastised by the co-host for blaming Depp's followers and defense representatives. The anchor inquired if the 'Aquaman' star's legal team or Amber Heard made an error amid her testimony.
While the web recordings show both Elaine Bredehoft and co-host Gayle King obviously surprised by the question, the episode did not take place in this manner. In truth, Bredehoft called his inquiry "excellent" before moving on to Nate Burleson's query. Following the airing of the aforementioned show, various altered versions of the footage became popular on social media. Some of these films contained a modified version of Coolio and Kylian Mash's Gangsta's Paradise, which generated more reactions from pro-Depp internet users. Nate Burleson was commended by a Twitter user known as '@debunkingAmber,' who wrote: "The most embarrassing 1.5 minutes in Elaine's life."
The most embarrassing 1.5 minutes in Elaine’s life.— #TruthWins (@debunkingAmber) June 2, 2022
I have to give credit to @CBSMornings hosts, especially @nateburleson , for asking honest questions and looking like they aren’t buying this shit at all.#ElaineBredehoftisALiar #elainebredehoftisajoke pic.twitter.com/5GXY4wQBix
Another user wrote, "Old habits die hard and all that"
Old habits die hard and all that pic.twitter.com/4js0UBAeEY— 🌟🏴☠️ (@GellertDepp) June 3, 2022
"Thank you @nateburleson for calling #ElaineBredehoft out on her BS #JusticeForJohnnyDepp" a user praised the TV show anchor.
A user tweeted, "Nate Burleson shuts down Elaine Bredehoft like a boss when she blames social media for Amber Heard’s loss on CBS Morning #ElaineBredehof #JohnnyDepp #JohnnyDeppVsAmberHeardTrial."
Nate Burleson shuts down Elaine Bredehoft like a boss 😎 when she blames social media for Amber Heard’s loss on CBS Morning #ElaineBredehof #JohnnyDepp #JohnnyDeppVsAmberHeardTrial pic.twitter.com/Ug7YC8kRwZ— Giuseppe Mercadante (@itsmercadante) June 3, 2022