Believe It Or Not, Johnny Depp Is The Victim Here
Why is it so hard to believe?
Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock for the past few years, knows about the bitter separation and divorce between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. People know about the allegations made by Heard of physical and emotional abuse committed by Depp during their short marriage. In the wake of that, Amber Heard has become a spokesperson for the MeToo movement and organizations for the awareness of violence towards women. As a result of all of this, Johnny Depp has been destroyed by many in the court of public opinion, has lost jobs, not to mention he’s lost a huge fortune in regards to the legal fees all of these proceedings. Which leads to me to one question, why was it the world was so quick to jump on Johnny Depp, despite their being no evidence that he is the aggressor in this situation.
The first to indicate in my opinion that was little to no truth to Amber Heard’s allegations was surge of women who came out to speak up. Not to say Johnny Depp had abused them, but the complete opposite. The mother of his two children Vanessa Paradis was quoted as saying “I have known Johnny for more than twenty five years. We’ve been partners for fourteen years and we raised our two children together. Through all these years I’ve known Johnny to be a kind, attentive, generous, and non-violent person and father. He was never violent or abusive to me.” Winona Ryder who was in a relationship with Johnny Depp in the 1990s also came to his defense by saying “I cannot wrap my head around (Ms. Heard’s allegations. He was never violent towards me. He was never, never abusive at all towards me.”
While one woman’s experience doesn’t trump the experience of another, what sticks out about this in my opinion, is that there have been zero women, other than Amber Heard, who’ve made the claims of domestic abuse. The women who have come forward have said the complete opposite. This at the very least, shows there’s no pattern of behavior in regards to Johnny Depp himself, and the undeniable truth, that he and Amber Heard, were tragically not meant for each other. This is a truth that hasn’t been denied by either party. If anything, it’s been confirmed.
Both have come out with stories about the nasty fights the pair would have. Many of these fights were spoken of in audio tapes of the two’s conversations, both one on one in person and over the phone. While this shows the two are not meant to be together and they are very unhealthy for each other, what sticks out about these tapes is Amber Heard’s aggression in the conversations, while Johnny Depp sounds much more in control and calm in comparison. “You didn’t get punched. You got hit.” Amber Heard is quoted in one of the tapes. Another disturbing quote from Heard was this “Tell the world that ‘I Johnny Depp am a victim’ and see how many people side with you.” These audio tapes were beyond troubling to hear, even if it proved what I personally believed to be the truth in the situation, at least from what information I’ve gotten about the situation. What I can’t bring myself to understand, is how it all had to get this far? Why does it ever have to come to a point where people point fingers at each other, throw around insults, and tell people to choose a side? Why does it ever have to get to that point? Some say it depends on those involved, while others might say it depends on outside factors. For me, it seems that Amber Heard had the better story in that moment in time, and her timing couldn’t have been more harmful.
In the rush of the MeToo movement and women standing up against rape and abuse (which they should, and should always be heard), in my personal opinion, Amber Heard got lucky that she and Depp split when they did. Why? It meant that she could then use the movement of women standing up for themselves as a chance to build herself up as the victim against this powerful man, and everyone would of course feel bad for her and hate him. Here’s the thing she didn’t realize, or she did and just didn’t care. Johnny Depp doesn’t have a pattern of abusing women. He doesn’t have a pattern of being violent. The only thing remotely close to a violent act was trashing a hotel room in the late 90s. Amber Heard had to have known Johnny Depp’s exes would come out and defend him. So why make the accusations? Why ask why? When someone is that far gone to actively destroy a man, who seemed more than not, eager to end the relationship quietly, like an adult, rather than have everything dragged out for the whole world to see; there is an intent to simply hurt the other person. That’s how all of this has appeared. Amber Heard wanted a certain type of lifestyle Johnny Depp could provide. When things in the relationship got real, not just for her, but maybe for him as well, things got ugly. Bottles were thrown, and a big story has been blown into something much bigger.
Of course, the only people who know when actually went on with that relationship, are Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. We can only guess and assume what took place. Personally from what I’ve seen, it appears that Johnny Depp was the victim to much of Amber Heard’s aggression. This I know is an unpopular opinion, but it is my opinion. Only time will tell if Johnny Depp’s career and reputation will recover from all of this. I think in the long run, he will do just fine. Amber Heard on the other hand, wasn’t much to begin with, and with people now seeing some of her true colors, she isn’t going to be much more than a cloud of dirt one can just easily blow away.