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We have a NOTE FROM THE JURY: They want to know whether the question of whether the headline is false relates to just the headline itself or the entire article — i.e does including the headline as a statement bring in everything in the article

The judge’s answer is: it means ONLY the headline itself, which is: “Amber Heard: I spoke up against sexual violence and faces our culture’s wrath. That has to change.” I.e Using the headline as one of the defamatory statements does not mean the whole article must be false
This indicates that the jury is taking a forensic approach to this case, not an emotional one. This is also backed up by the fact that they’ve already been deliberating for more than five hours #DeppVsHeard #DeppHeardTrial
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#CamilleVasquez on rebuttal on behalf of Johnny Depp:

"The time has come for those lies to come to an end. The time has come for you, the jury, to decide the truth."

#DeppHeardTrial #JohnnyDeppAmberHeardTrial
"Ms Heard has no right to tell the world that Mr Depp physically and sexually assaulted when that isn't true... That isn't protected speech."
"Ms Heard made up claims of abuse, and then she gave a performance where she passionately repeated those claims of abuse, on the stand in front of you."
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Another huge day in court yesterday. Here’s what happened:

#DeppHeardTrial #JohnnyDeppVsAmberHeardTrial #DeppvHeard #deppvsheardtrial
Amber Heard returned to the stand. Her lawyers asked her how this trial has affected her, and tbh it was heartbreaking. I know people are saying that they don’t find her emotion credible but personally I don’t see that; I see a very distressed person.
AH was asked about the mockery and harassment she has received from JD fans. She says she gets “thousands” of death threats.

“People want to put my baby in the microwave, and they tell me so.” She also talked about being harassed by JD fans outside the courthouse.
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Wow. Absolutely huge day yesterday. I’ll do my best to summarise. #DeppHeardTrial
JD returned to the stand. I thought this was going to be very narrow in scope, just confirming that he didn’t know about the Waldman statements – in the end it was anything but. As before, JD was (for the most part) a very personable witness. He’s friendly, polite, makes jokes
He was asked what it was like listening to AH’s testimony and allegations during this trial. He replied: “Insane. Horrible. Ridiculous, humiliating, ludicrous, painful, savage, unimaginably brutal, cruel and all false. All false.”
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A thread on yesterday’s rebuttal witnesses in the #DeppHeardTrial.

Interestingly, most of rebuttal so far has been focused on the specific question of calculating damages for Heard’s counterclaim. So, a quick note about damages.
For claims that are defamation per se, which both the claim and one of the counterclaims are, the plaintiff doesn’t have to prove that the statements were damaging. So, they don’t have to call witnesses to say, for eg, what an ordinary reader would think of an abuser or a liar.
That's because the allegations are so serious that they are damaging on their face. BUT the jury does still have to decide the *amount* of damages, so they have to be presented with evidence about how to calculate how much to award to either party.
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If you're watching reactions of the #DeppHeardTrial and they bring on a body language expert, understand they can only speculate without an emotional & verbal baseline. Some things, like incongruity in gestures, hint at deception but not what it is.
You have to remember that Amber Heard is an actor, so it is sort of an extension of her job to lie to people in the sense that she pretends to be someone she's not. Dr. Paul Ekman has addressed this in his book "Telling Lies":
2) “Believing-a-lie mistakes occur because certain people just don’t make mistakes when they lie. These are not just psychopaths but also natural liars, people who are using the Stanislavski technique, and those who by other means succeed in coming to believe their own lies...
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So AH really thinks you can prove metadata with Apple Photos? In that case, this is me, before I was born. #DeppHeardTrial Image
(Experts already found there to be issues with the metadata, and AH didn't want to cooperate by submitting the original devices to verify.)
Why are screenshots even proof anyway? Fucking screenshots? Have these people ever been on the internet? 🤦🏻‍♀️
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Me again, your friendly neighbourhood legal correspondent, with another little thread about some of the legal issues in the #DeppHeardTrial:
Depp has alleged defamation “per se”, which means that the statements are presumed to be defamatory, without requiring them to be put in context/use of external facts. Defamation per se applies to implications that are particularly serious, i.e. the commission of a crime.
It means the plaintiff, Depp, does not have to prove that the allegations were harmful in order to win – they are presumed to be harmful, because of their severity.
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Amber Heard tonight after realizing that the world still won't believe her lies and that the new PR is not worth anything. #amberheard #AmberHeardIsALiar #AmberHeardIsAnAbuser #JusticeForJohnnyDepp Image
Amber Heard - Part 1: Today I learned that you can have PTSD & still have 2 personality disorders. What she presented was not only bad acting but a failed attempt to seem luke the normal person. #amberheard #AmberHeardlsALiar #AmberHeardIsAnAbuser #JusticeForJohnnyDepp Image
Amber Heard - Part 2: It sounded like She described her father. Now every man must be the same bad man as the father was. She totally has these 2 disorders. She also behaved like a child. #amberheard #JusticeForJohnnyDepp #AmberHeardIsAnAbuser #AmberHeardlsALiar Image
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1/ A lot of #MeToo advocates are showing their asses about the #JohnnyDeppAmberHeardTrial and I have thoughts. Framing this case as a zero-sum game against Heard, women, DV/DA survivors, #MeToo, etc. is unhelpfully reductive
2/ The more dogged #MeToo crowd seems to be struggling to parse info presented thus far because they’ve backed themselves into a corner by saying “believe all women”/“‘due process’ is the patriarchy inflicting more violence and trauma”
3/ Many points being made about trauma’s effect on survivors, DARVO defense tactics used by perpetrators, etc. are valid, but could just as easily be used to support Depp’s testimony
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Today I will attempt to live tweet the Johnny Depp Amber Heard trial if I can make it through without throwing my television out the window. Follow along if you want. Or don’t. I don’t care.
Terrence Doherty (?) testifies that he studied History and English at Oberlin. Then he taught kindergarten and was an editor and then went to Columbia law school. He did research for Bell Hooks.
He’s got a nice zoom room.
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