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Amber Heard Wants Johnny Depp's Defamation Suit Against Her to Be Tossed

Amber Heard Wants Johnny Depp's Defamation Suit Against Her to Be Tossed

Amber Heard has hired one of the co-founders of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in an effort to get her ex-husband Johnny Depp‘s $50 million defamation suit tossed.

Attorney Roberta Kaplan has joined Amber‘s legal team and Variety sources have noted that she will not be compensated through the fund.

Johnny filed a defamation suit against Amber after she published an op-ed piece in which she talked about the backlash she received after accusing him of domestic violence. He says that the accusation has caused him financial harm, but Amber‘s legal team says he was never even mentioned in the op-ed.

“Fundamentally — and contrary to the premise of Mr. Depp’s case — it was not about him and what he did to Ms. Heard during their marriage,” Kaplan argued in a motioned to dismiss the suit. “It was about her and what happened to her after she came forward.”

“In Mr. Depp’s view… Ms. Heard can never speak about the backlash she endured after reporting him, or about the death threats against her, without impliedly re-accusing him of abuse,” she added. “It cannot be true that every time Ms. Heard speaks about her experiences and beliefs regarding the #MeToo movement, or society’s response to it, her statements will be interpreted as implying that Mr. Depp abused her. While Mr. Depp may believe that everything Ms. Heard says is actually about him, readers blessed with a grasp of English usage and context can readily discern otherwise, especially in a political opinion piece like this one.”

READ MORE: Johnny Depp Accuses Amber Heard of ‘Masquerading’ as an Abuse Survivor in New Paperwork

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