More #HimToo vindication for Johnny Depp
The case for Hollywood leading man Johnny Depp being the victim of a monstrous con based on #MeToo activism, his career ruined by false accusations of abuse, coupled with the sad reality of being a victim of a female abuser, is starting to get obvious with the latest revelations about what he went through.
Depp, recall, had been an A-list actor with his choice of leading roles until he ended his marriage in 2017 with an abusive actress named Amber Heard, who, according to recently released tapes, admitted to violently attacking him even as he tried to fend her off. I wrote about that here.
At the time, she came off as a classic abuser, in denial about her physical attacks on the man, with a secondary vicious streak, too, in that she glommed onto the #MeToo movement triggered by Harvey Weinstein, publicly pinning Depp as the abuser through an editorial as well as a $7-million donation to the ACLU to promote protection of women against wife-beaters. Depp disappeared from the silver screen as a result of those accusations, his career in rubble.
Now the truth is getting out. First, there was the tape, with Heard admitting she was doing the abusing, released here.
Now there's new evidence, all of it exculpatory for Depp.
Heard's lawyers in the lawsuit that's going on between them have demanded documents from Depp's ex-wives and girlfriends, attempting to prove that Depp beat up everyone he came in contact with.
Depp's resisting that on the grounds that other embarrassing stuff will come up, which may well be true.
But here's the kicker: the exes all say Depp never abused them. According to IBT:
Depp's exes have already spoken out about the matter. According to Winona Ryder, Vanessa Paradis and Lori Anne Allison, they didn't experience any abuse from Depp when they were together. In fact, they found him "sensitive" and "loving." They even defended "The Rum Diary" actor from the allegations.
"In all the years I have known Johnny, he has never been physically abusive with me and this looks nothing like the man I live with for 14 wonderful years," Paradis wrote.
Ryder also shared her experience with Depp. She declined to call Heard a "liar" and stressed that she could only speak for herself. When she was with Depp, he was a "good, loving, caring guy who is very, very protective of the people that he loves."
So now we are supposed to think Depp had some kind of personality morph, and after all those abuse-free relationships, suddenly, he turned into an abuser on Heard? Bzzt. Doesn't happen that way.
Here's something even more revolting from IBT:
Depp recounted the time when the "Aquaman" star reportedly became physically and emotionally abusive towards him after he arrived late at her birthday party. Depp claimed that he informed his ex-wife that he won't be able to make it on time because of an important meeting.
However, Heard was obviously upset that Depp wasn't there to kick off her celebrations. According to Depp, the actress repeatedly punched him on his face, leaving an egg-shaped swelling under his right eye.
The "Edward Scissorhands" star also talked about the time when Heard or one of her friends defecated on Depp's bed. The actor said that the incident happened right before they left for Coachella.
Kevin Murphy, the former couple's estate manager, spoke to Heard about the incident and was told that it was just a "harmless prank." However, Depp evidently took offense from the incident.
Defecated on a bed? That's something an angry, psychologically distressed animal might do. Like apes flinging poo from the zoo. The idea that there are people who might do that, either Amber or her friends, is disturbing. This is one sick puppy trying to rationalize blows as not blows and now an utterly hostile act around excrement as "a prank."
It all serves as more fuel for Depp's exoneration.
What this demonstrates now is the dangerous irrationality in the #MeToo movement, scrapping evidence for just "believe women" identity politics. This dreck is now leading to places like this wretched Heard situation, taking advantage of its illogic to ride the trend for personal advantage, quite a vindictive one. As things stand now, Depp is the one who looks vindicated. Heard looks horrible — and so does the political trend she caught a ride on.