Monday, May 20, 2024

Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Verdict Will Be Read at 3PM: Watch Here


We’ve finally reached the end of the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial. The verdict will be read here at 3pm.

How will it go? Depp fans have conducted a massive campaign against Heard online. Will it matter to the jury? Endless stories about Depp “winning in the court of public opinion” may swing against him.

If Heard loses, she loses everything. Her career is finished. Depp’s career has been dented but if he wins, he could walk out of this mess. If he loses, he really loses.

Just to recap: after a miserable marriage, Heard wrote an op ed talking about being abused. Depp wasn’t named but he sued for her defamation and $50 million. She countersued for $100 million. In court they have burned each other to the ground.

The trial was an easy distraction from inflation, gas prices, the Ukraine, war, abortion, the Supreme Court, racism, COVID, school shootings, political infighting, and so on. It was easy to process, and to discuss at the dinner table without having a destructive fight.

So literally, stay tuned.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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