Amber Heard vs Johnny Depp: Angry Internet calls out 'white female privilege' as Amanda de Cadenet drops support
As the hashtag #AmberHeardIsALiar started trending, one user went on to say: 'de Cadenet put the full force of the #MeToo movement behind Amber Heard'
The Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard battle has seen major upheavals and the 'Aquaman' actress is being slammed after texts and audio recordings were leaked from the time when she was still married to Depp. In the latest developments, a close friend and prominent #MeToo activist Amanda de Cadenet dropped her support for Amber Heard after listening to her 'verbally abusing' Johnny Depp in audiotapes published by the Daily Mail.
Heard was expecting the longtime women's rights activist to testify against Depp in a series of defamation suits but the 48-year-old TV host said in a new legal declaration that she changed her mind because she was "appalled and shocked to hear how Amber was speaking to Johnny", according to a Daily Mail report.
The actress admitted to smashing Depp in the jaw and hitting him with pots, pans, and vases in various recordings prior to their separation in May 2016. Heard also told him that no one would believe his version, saying, "You are such a baby. Grow the f**k up Johnny."
A survivor herself, de Cadenet said she felt "used and misled". A source close to the photographer said, "Amanda feels she was used and misled by Amber and hopes Amber receives the help she needs," and added, "Amanda believes in the power of redemption and reconciliation and hopes both parties are able to achieve that." Cadenet is not the only one to have changed her mind. Recently, Roberta Kaplan, the co-founder of Time's Up Legal Defense Fund, confirmed that her firm is no longer representing Heard.
The about-turn has led to quite a bit of chatter on Twitter. "Let that sink in. Amber couldn’t even confide the truth w/ a close friend when confronted w/ indisputable evidence. THAT is who Amber Heard is..even to her friends. She is terrible," one said and another posted, "So, Amanda de Cadenet, Laura D have confirmed it was a hoax, Melanie tried to run, Elon is begging Johnny Depp to drop the case, Kaplan has run, The rest are dodging their depositions, Amber wants the case dismissed, HOW CAN ANYONE STILL BELIEVE AMBER HEARD? #justiceforjohnnydepp."
With the hashtag #AmberHeardIsALiar, one said, "Amber Heard’s friend Amanda De Cadenet refuses to support her anymore in the ongoing legal battle. Her own legal team refused to represent her. Just imagine what a giant s**t Amber is that the only one who believes her is..... herself. CASE CLOSED. #AmberHeardIsALiar." Sharing the report, another said, "Amanda de Cadenet about Amber Heard. The word is LIED. LIED LIED LIED! Amber Heard LIED to me about beating Johnny Depp."
Many are shocked that Heard is still not facing any consequences for her action. "So is Amber Heard ever going to face any consequences for abusing Johnny Depp? Or is she off the hook for being a white, female actress?" one Twitter user said and another wrote, "Amber Heard was believed. Johnny Depp reputation was so destroyed until truth came out he was the victim all those years. Yet the #MeToo hid in silence and the believers just moved on because people are more interested in vilifying men than knowing the truth."
One Twitter user even went on to say: "de Cadenet put the full force of the #MeToo movement behind Amber Heard. Had her speaking at the Women's March as though she had any right to at all. Nothing short of a full retraction and lengthy apology will undo the damage she has done, and maybe not even that."