The trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard will resume on Monday (April 25) after Depp was re-examined by Heard’s attorneys last week.

The But the pirate of the Caribbean the actor is suing Heard, who divorced Depp in 2016, for defamation in a 2018 op-ed in which she implied he abused her. Depp is demanding $50m (£39m) in damages Articles washington which, according to him, has directly influenced his Hollywood career.

Heard, in turn, filed a counterclaim, accusing Depp of allegedly orchestrating a “smear campaign” against her and describing his own lawsuit as a continuation of “abuse and harassment.” tangled”. She has asked for $100m (£78m) in damages, as well as immunity from Depp’s claims.

Depp testified about a traumatic childhood with an abusive mother, claimed that his relationship with Heard reflected that, and also accused her of “bullying” him.

The high-profile trial, which is currently being broadcast live on Court TV, has attracted considerable attention on social media since it began on Tuesday (April 19).

Some have condemned the sale of “ridiculous” merchandise around the trial, including t-shirts, stickers, mugs and even blanket throws that quote Depp’s testimony and anti-Heard statements written on it. there.

Redbubble, the Melbourne-based online store homepage that hosts designs from independent ads, currently returns 106 results for “Johnny Depp trial” products. These include “Justice for Johnny” and “Fck Amber” t-shirts in a wide selection of colors and styles.

Screenshot of Johnny Depp’s trial sales Redbubble store

(Redbubble)

CoolPopTees is currently selling a “Team Johnny Depp” t-shirt that fans of the actor were spotted wearing outside Fairfax County Courthouse, which is conducting a defamation trial.

Meanwhile, Urban Dictionary’s e-commerce platform is selling a $33 (£26) ‘Amber Heard’ mug, featuring one of the descriptions of the actor, which she calls ‘a the actress can’t even act and is best known for getting divorced from Johnny Depp and then lying about her relationship with him to the media”.

This mug is currently available in nine colors and has over 180 reviews online.

Urban Dictionary is selling slanderous ‘Amber Heard’ mugs for $33

(Urban Dictionary)

Fans on Twitter have criticized the sale of merchandise around the trial as “deaf-toned” and “weird”, with one user calling it “icky”.

“Something about the people who literally commoditize regarding Amber Heard vsJohnny Depp is very VERY VERY annoying to me,” another tweeted.

The Independent Have reached out to Redbubble for comment.

There has been similar backlash to the “crazy” nature of online frustration surrounding the domestic abuse trial, including Depp’s reactions to Heard’s attorney Ben Rottenborn during the trial. interrogation process.

“Meme-ification of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s trial at the center [around] One Twitter user commented.

“I just came across a TikTok of someone making and SELLING Johnny Depp t-shirts and quotes from the current trial going on. I can’t START to express why this is so incredibly inappropriate and disrespectful, from the point of view of not only both sides but BOTH”, another fan wrote, calling the madness. The social media frenzy surrounding the trial was “horrific”.

With the trial entering its third week on Monday (April 25), there is much speculation about who will testify after Depp.

Tesla boss Elon Musk and actor James Franco are both listed as potential witnesses for Heard, both scheduled to appear via videoconference if called to the stands.

Follow live updates from the trial here.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here