- Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's trial finally ended
- It was the hottest topic in the media for months
- Was Amber portrayed unfairly in the media?
Guilty as charged by the media? According to Amber Heard's lawyers, the Internet is to blame for the guilty verdict of their client.
As The Citizen reports, according to the allegations, money was paid to create fake accounts for Johnny Depp and distribute messages through them.
Did the media decide Amber Heard's guilt?
Johnny Depp's team of lawyers steadfastly deny this accusation, however: "As much as Amber's PR representatives would like to believe that there isn't any organic, unpaid support for Johnny online, it's simply not the case."
On the Today show, however, Amber Heard's attorney explained about the jury: "They went home every night. They have families. The families are on social media. There's no way they couldn't have been influenced by it."
Amber's attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, also observed how terribly the entire story was handled on social media. But Depp's attorney, Ben Chew, isn't buying it.
Chew said to Good Morning America: "Social media played no role whatsoever. This was a decision made by the jury on the evidence presented by both sides."
The Depp–Heard case came to an end last week. Unanimously, the jury determined Depp proved all elements of defamation by his ex-wife.
In her countersuit, Amber Heard received a lesser payout relating to a claim made by one of Depp's former representatives.
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