Amber Heard said he hopes the premiere of “Aquaman” will draw attention to the Washington Post, which commented on domestic violence.

Amber Heard Trial May 16, 2022, Aquaman Mela

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  • Amber Heard said he hopes “Aquaman” will draw attention to her 2018 editorial on domestic violence.

  • Her ex-husband Johnny Depp accused her of using the editorial to promote her film career.

  • “It doesn’t work that way,” Hard said on Monday. “The major franchises are … not supported by editorials …”

Johnny Depp has repeatedly accused his ex-wife Amber Heard of strategically timing the publication in 2018. The Washington Post editorial About domestic violence to maximize the promotion of her role in the DC movie “Aquaman”.

But in court on Monday, Hard said he was putting it off.

Hard testified that it wasn’t the next movie she wanted to promote, but the serious topics she discussed in her editorial are now at the heart of Defa’s defamation proceedings against her.

“Movie promotion and movie success, in the best scenario, hopefully … will focus on the issues the editorial intended to address,” Hard said on Monday after a week-long break. Said that was resumed. ..

At the heart of the ongoing defamation trial in a Virginia court is Hard’s December 2018 editorial, which does not have Depp’s name, but her claim as a survivor of sexual violence. I’m discussing the experience that was done and the violence she says she received as a result of talking publicly about it.

Depp blamed what he heard Ruin his reputation and career By implying in an editorial that he abused her.The actor’s lawyer is the opening statement and the publication is “Mr. Depp was mistakenly and unfairly characterized as a villain.” Hard denied Depp’s allegations of defamation, and he counterclaimed $ 100 million. Was attacked violently She married many times before and during her marriage and divorced in 2016.

The hard characterization of her intentions regarding the release of the editorial comes after Terence Doherty, a legal adviser. American Civil Liberties UnionTestified that last month This work was specially timed with the premiere of “Aquaman”. Civil rights groups helped the actress produce the film prior to the release of the film, Doherty said in court.

“From the ACLU’s point of view, Amber has received an incredible amount of coverage and is about to get public attention,” Doherty said in a video testimony given to the jury in April. “So it would be a better time to publish this editorial, as it would generate a fair amount of readers on our issue.”

I heard on Monday that Depp’s proposal to write an editorial in an attempt to increase ticket sales was inaccurate.

“It doesn’t work that way. Such a major franchise isn’t backed by the Washington Post editorial,” she said.

She heard that she gave her name to the editorial drafted by the ACLU because she believed in the values ​​promoted by the ACLU.

“I thought I could lend my voice to the conversation,” she said.

She told the jury that she sought legal advice before publishing the editorial because she wanted to avoid retaliation from Depp.

“When women talk about more powerful people, I didn’t want to have any kind of legal issues to talk about what would happen to them,” Hard said.

Following a fierce divorce with Depp, Hard said he had to fight for his role as Mela in “Aquaman” and “Justice League” because of the mass of online hatred aimed at her. .. Hard said the same struggle intensified when it was time to discuss the upcoming 2023 “Aquaman” sequel.

“I had to fight really hard to appear in the movie. They didn’t want me to stay in the movie,” Hard said, she finally said. “A very simplified version of that role” in the next movie.

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