Why Amber Heard Should Never Be Allowed In Another Movie

She is an abuser, plain and simple. 

Why Amber Heard Should Never Be Allowed In Another Movie

Domestic violence against women is something all decent human beings are against. But sadly, domestic violence against men is something that people still quite easily turn a blind eye to. When a man is accused of domestic violence against a woman, people show no mercy. Even without evidence, lives and careers can be ruined. And if the allegations are true, then lives should be ruined. But if they’re not, then an innocent person has lost everything. And no case seems to prove this point better than that of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp. 

When she first made allegations of abuse against him, people all over the world ran to her defence. They raked through his entire life with a fine-toothed comb and every decision he ever made was called into question. And as part of this character assassination people even questioned his extensive charity work. Some claimed it was a way of atoning for his past “mistakes”Of course he had a certain number of people who believed him, but sadly the ones who didn’t were making the most noise. His character and reputation were left pretty much in tatters. However, people’s opinions have changed since an audio recording was “leaked.” In the recording, Depp and Heard are having an argument about an incident in which Heard became physically violent with Depp. Something that not only does she fully admit to, but she makes no apologies for. She even goes as far as mocking him, calling him a “fucking baby” and telling him to “grow up”  

Heard: “I didn’t punch you, by the way. I’m sorry that I didn’t hit you across the face in a proper slap but I was hitting you. It was not punching you.”

Heard: "Babe, you’re not punched… I don’t know what the motion of my actual hand was, but you’re fine. I did not hurt you, I did not punch you; I was hitting you.”

Depp: “Don’t tell me what it feels like to be punched when you fucking have a closed fist.”

Heard: “You didn’t get punched. You got hit. I’m sorry I hit you like this but I didn’t punch you. I wasn’t fucking decking you. I fucking was hitting you. You’re a fucking baby. You’re such a baby,” 

This is textbook abuser speak. Abusing a person and then either belittling them or claiming it’s their fault. Ask anyone who has ever experienced or witnessed domestic violence and they will tell you the same thing. “They always made it out like it was my fault” 

In fact, later on in the audio Depp says “I wanna be a good husband. If I haven’t been, I’ll do everything I can to find out how to be a good husband.” He’s even started to blame himself for the abuse he’s getting. Another thing common to victims of domestic abuse. 

Imagine for a second that the roles in this audio were reversed. That Johnny Depp was mocking Amber Heard. That he was admitting to hitting her with a closed fist and then calling her a baby. Imagine he was saying he gets so mad sometimes that he just loses it. Would anyone want him in their movie ever again? No, he wouldn’t be in movies, he would be in jail which is where Amber Heard should be. 

Johnny Depp has lost years of his life to these accusations. He’s lost fans, friends and even work. Heard should lose the same, along with her freedom. If people heard Depp admitting to this he would be in jail, so why shouldn’t she? Equality means equality, and ALL survivors of domestic violence should have access to justice. 

Claire Raymond
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