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Amber Heard’s ‘funeral gown’ roasted on social media

Her little black gown is making a giant splash.

Eagle-eyed followers of the continuing Amber Heard and Johnny Depp saga noticed a putting similarity between Heard’s authorized outfits.

She seems to have worn the identical black “funeral dress” the day she filed a restraining order in opposition to her 58-year-old ex in 2016, in addition to in 2020 when attending court docket within the UK in opposition to him — and once more on Wednesday when the defamation trial verdict was determined.

The jury awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. Virginia legislation states that punitive damages should be capped at $350,000, that means Depp will truly obtain a most complete of $10.35 million. Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages and no punitive damages.

On that day, Heard donned an all-black ensemble, however the gown appeared eerily acquainted.

Again in March 2021, Heard posted snaps in the identical gown — one in 2016 amid her divorce and one other from 2020 leaving a UK courthouse — on Instagram with the caption, “One gown, 4 years aside. Generally it’s essential to put on the identical factor twice.”

So naturally, when Twitter customers noticed the notorious frock but once more, they dug into Heard’s vogue decisions.

“Generally it’s essential to put on the identical gown thrice. The day you ruined his life, the day you agreed to lie within the court docket of legislation, the day you misplaced,” jabbed one Twitter user.

“This manipulative present pony deliberate to make use of the decision as a PR stunt when she placed on her ‘amish-dress; for the three time All of the PR on this planet can’t repair her repute now. We’ve all heard the audiotapes, they present the true Amber Heard,” one chimed in.

“Not @realamberheard attempting to do one thing by sporting the identical ugly funeral gown? Ma’am, simply burn it,” snarked yet another Twitter critic.

“LOVE that Amber Heard wore the identical black gown that she wore for the restraining order, the UK trial, and now the US received the place she misplaced massive time. I’m positive she was attempting for some kind of ‘poetic justice’ second summed up by a gown. However she misplaced & that was a complete flop haha,” tweeted one sartorial social media maven.

Regardless of her loss to her ex-spouse, Heard is predicted to enchantment the quantity she owes.

“Nobody might be writing any checks till the case is lastly resolved — whether or not it’s on enchantment or motions for a brand new trial, however there’s going to be extra litigation earlier than we all know who’s getting paid what,” Halim Dhanidina, a former California decide and present felony protection lawyer, instructed The Publish earlier.

Even Heard’s lawyer Elaine Bredehoft famous on “At this time” that “she has some glorious grounds” for enchantment. On the present, she blamed “suppressed proof” for Heard’s loss.

Amber Heard
She wore the identical gown in 2020 when showing on the Excessive Court docket in London.
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“They have been capable of suppress the medical information, which have been very, very vital as a result of they confirmed a sample going all the way in which again to 2012 of Amber reporting this to her therapist, for instance,” she stated. “We had a major quantity of texts, together with from Mr. Depp’s assistants, saying, ‘Once I instructed him he kicked you, he cried, he’s so sorry.’ That didn’t are available in.”

In 2020, Depp sued the Solar for calling him a “spouse beater” in a 2018 article, however the decide dominated within the tabloid’s favor in November 2020, saying Heard’s allegations have been “considerably true.” But, this time round, it was a special story.

Amber Heard
The gown dates again to the start of her authorized strife with Depp in 2016, when she filed for a restraining order amid their divorce.
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Heard was discovered responsible for defamation on three counts, whereas Depp was solely responsible for one.

“It is a setback for ladies contained in the courtroom and out of doors the courtroom,” Bredehoft instructed “CBS Mornings.” “What this jury stated is should you don’t document it, it didn’t occur.”

Whereas Heard was a no-show on-air Thursday morning, she gave an announcement crammed with disappointment on Wednesday night following the decision supply.

Amber Heard
Twitter customers referred to as her gown some kind of publicity stunt, laughing at her after her loss.
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“The frustration I really feel immediately is past phrases,” Heard wrote. “I’m heartbroken that the mountain of proof nonetheless was not sufficient to face as much as the disproportionate energy, affect and sway of my ex-husband.”

She claimed she feels “publicly shamed” and “humiliated,” arguing she misplaced her proper to the “freedom of speech.”

On “CBS Mornings,” New York Instances reporter Jodi Kantor, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporting busted Harvey Weinstein, chimed in on the #MeToo dialog because it pertains to Heard.

“The best way Amber Heard was attacked was, in a technique, very acquainted,” Kantor stated. “There was loads of misogyny that we’ve seen earlier than. There was a type of weaponization of the reputational warfare on-line. There was nearly this hate machine constructed in opposition to her.”

She stated it’s a “scary prospect” for ladies who wish to convey justice to their abusers, now fearing they’d face a defamation lawsuit in return.

Even after the decision was declared, Heard clearly nonetheless faces backlash from the trial within the type of social media trolls.

“I had by no means seen it at that degree and directed at one lady at that depth,” Kantor stated.

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