Despite having been found by a court of law to have provably defamed her ex-husband with her seemingly projected accusations, the official Women’s March organization has come out in full support of Amber Heard’s story that she suffered a torrent of domestic violence at the hands of Johnny Depp.
The organization, founded in 2017 by neoliberals in protest of what they perceived as a threat posed by then-newly elected United States president Donald Trump to the rights of women across the country and whose self-described mission is “to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change”, came out in support of Heard on October 5th.
Taking to Twitter ostensibly in light of Eternals star Angelina Jolie’s recent accusations of domestic violence against her ex-husband Brad Pitt – which the actress brought to public attention as part of an ongoing custody battle between the two – the official Women’s March cited the Aquaman actress’ case as one of the ‘reasons’ the organization exists.
“We believe Angelina Jolie, Amber Heard, FKA Twigs, Tyler Perry, Halle Berry, Evan Rachel Wood, and Rihanna,” tweeted the group, citing a further number of celebrities who either survived or claimed to have survived brutal domestic violence at the hands of their similarly famous partners.
“So often, #DV survivors are shamed & silenced,” they added. “When a victim/survivor speaks out against their abuser, they deserve our support.”
Notably, this remains the only tweet the Women’s March on the subject, as not only did they abstain from engaging with critics of their endorsement, but they have since turned their attentions to bringing election day awareness to its followers.
As mentioned above, despite continued pushes by parties such as The Washington Post (courtesy primarily of the outlet’s ‘ace reporter’ Taylor Lorenz), the New Yorker, the Women’s Organization, their continued burying of their heads in the sand does not change the fact that on the afternoon of June 1st, a Fairfax County, Virginia jury found that Heard both defamed and “acted with malice” in publishing her now infamous Washington Post op-ed.
Specifically, the jury was tasked with determining whether or not specific statements found within the op-ed, despite not naming the actor directly, were intended to defame Depp, and if Heard was responsible for their publication.
Conversely, in the case of Heard’s $100 Million counter defamation claim, the same jury found in favor of the actress regarding her accusation that Depp’s former Attorney, Adam Waldman, made certain false statements about her to the press while acting as the actor’s representative.
However, in her claim that Waldman’s statements were made “with actual malice,” the jury ruled against her, ultimately awarding the actress only $2 Million in damages.
Since then, Heard has become essentially a pariah, spending most of her time out of the public eye with her one-year-old daughter, Oonagh Paige Heard.
Depp, meanwhile, has been on the upswing, recently being resigned by fragrance company Dior for a new campaign, making numerous live-show appearances alongside musical partner Jeff Beck, and returning to film as King Louis XV in Jeanne Du Barry, a dramatized retelling of the life of the King’s eponymous mistress.