This trial punctuated the Web for several weeks. Having become a matter of public order, the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard will be revealed from a new angle through a Netflix documentary. We tell you everything there is to know about this new documentary series.
This affair has panicked social networks for long weeks or even long months, so that it is difficult not to have heard about it from near or far. As you will have understood, this is obviously the trial between the actor inseparable from the character of Jack Sparrow’s character, Johnny Depp, and his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, whom you have seen in particular in the DC movie Aquaman. This trial, which began in the course of 2022, has been one of the most publicized cases in recent years, leading public opinion to think that they know everything about this case. Today, Netflix unveils its documentary series aiming to provide a more neutral point of view, but also to analyze what can happen when the court of public opinion takes precedence over facts and reality.
Depp vs Heard trial: the influence of social networks
If the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard took place throughout the year 2022, the facts actually date back to 2018. More precisely to the publication in the columns of the washington post, from a column written by Amber Heard in which she talks about her experience of speaking out about sexual abuse. And although the actice never mentions the name of her ex-husband Johnny Depp, the actor’s legal team has claimed that this text has damaged his film career beyond repair.
As a result, the Depp clan therefore decides to sue Amber Heard in order to obtain damages up to 50 million dollars. As one might expect, the Heard clan retaliated and demanded 100 million dollars for its part.
It was in April 2022 that the Depp trial against Heard opened in the state of Virginia. Although this is not the first case to be so publicized, the fact that the cameras were allowed in the courtroom played a decisive role in the subsequent events.
This strong media coverage and the support of Internet users for one clan or the other led to six long weeks of public speculation. On social networks as in the courtroom, the debates raged. Support campaigns, sometimes in favor of Amber Heard, sometimes defending Johnny Depp, have multiplied on the Web and it is undeniable that public opinion has played a role in the trial, even influencing according to some the final verdict.
Directed by Emma Cooper, the series Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard retraces this major trial from a new angle, the objective being to present the Depp vs. Heard affair from an impartial point of view, while nevertheless underlining the place that public opinion held in the affair. This three-part documentary exposes the testimony of Johnny Depp as well as Amber Heard based on the 200 hours of live coverage of the trial by the media but also by Internet users on Twitter and TikTok to highlight the influence of the social networks on the finality of the lawsuit Depp vs Heard. Available from this Wednesday, August 16, you can already find this documentary series in the Netflix catalog.
Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard:
- Realization : Emma Cooper.
- Release date : August 16, 2023.
Source : netflix