Who owns Milani? Cosmetic firm blows holes in Amber Heard's abuse story
Amber Heard has been called out by a makeup brand after she claimed in court that she used their products to hide alleged injuries from ex-husband Johnny Depp. Amber's lawyer displayed Milani Cosmetics' All In One Correcting Kit during her opening comments, claiming that the actress kept it in her handbag during her relationship with Johnny. Her lawyer claimed, “This was what she used. She became very adept at it. You’re going to hear the testimony from Amber about how she had to mix the different colors for the different days of the bruises as they developed in the different coloring and how she would use to touch those up to be able to cover those.”
Milani Cosmetics was founded by Ralph Bijou and Laurie Minc, who founded Milani, formerly a cosmetics firm called Jordana. They opted to launch another beauty company in the same location as Jordana in 2002, after being inspired by the cutting-edge fashion of the city of Milan, Italy. Later, Gryphon Investors acquired Milani Cosmetics on May 18, 2018. The brand is well-known for its high-quality cosmetics for women of various skin tones and is a go-to brand for women who love color and want to experiment with new looks. The company's face, lip, and eye products are sold in 75 countries and at major domestic retailers such as Walmart, Walgreens, Ulta, Target, and CVS.
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#INFO Amber Heard a dit qu’elle portait le correcteur de couleur Milani lorsque Johnny Depp l’a prétendument frappé. La marque a répondu sur tiktok que lors des accusations le correcteur n’était pas sortit pic.twitter.com/HKg5raRLKR— Infos Séries (@lnfosSeriesFR) April 23, 2022
Milani Cosmetics has now issued a statement to deny the accusations. Johnny and Amber met in 2012, married in 2015, and filed a divorce in 2016. However, the beauty brand claims that the product was not available until 2017. Milani captioned a TikTok video, "You asked us... let the record show that our Correcting Kit launched in 2017!" which showed a Milani employee referring to a PowerPoint presentation about its goods and stating that the mentioned Correcting Kit was released in 2017. Even though the brand did not specify whether or not pre-release samples were offered, the viral TikTok video got over 3.1 million views and over 16.4K people commented on the video. One person wrote, “Not y'all calling her out like that, this is one of the many reasons y'all are one of my favorite brands ♥️” “And this is why you will now have my business!” another user added.
@milanicosmetics You asked us… let the record show that our Correcting Kit launched in 2017!👀 #milanicosmetics ♬ International Super Spy - dylan
Another user joked, “SOMEONE GET THIS TO HIS LAWYERS ASAP. 🤣😭” “How do we submit TikToks for evidence!? HURRRRRY!” another user wondered. “Okay so now all my products come from Milani (although a major portion of them already did) you guys are the best!” another person added. “Someone send this to Johnny Depp's lawyer,” yet another TikTok user remarked. Heard, 35, and Depp, 58, have been fighting in court in recent weeks. The trial, which is currently ongoing in Virginia, is aiming to decide if Heard's 2018 Washington Post article, in which she accused Depp of domestic violence, defamed Depp. Depp has always rejected her charges against him and is demanding at least $50 million in compensatory damages and at least $350,000 in punitive damages, as well as attorneys' fees and court costs.