The multimillion dollar defamation trial between celeb exes Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is currently underway. Johnny has sued Amber for $50 million, claiming she implied he abused her during their marriage, which led to him losing work and social standing. Amber has counter-sued her ex-husband for $100 million.
In the trial, underway in Virginia, Amber gave her testimony this week and many sources on social media claimed that several parts of it were ‘copied’ from movies. We fact check if that is indeed the case.
On Friday, May 6, Amber took the stand to give her testimony in the trial, detailing the alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of her ex-husband Johnny. Several critics alleged that Amber was ‘performing for the jury’ and putting on act. Amid these allegations, a few social media users claimed that a part of Amber’s testimony where she talked about Johnny Depp was ‘copied verbatim’ from the movie The Talented Mr Ripley.
Several tweets claimed to share a part of Amber’s testimony. The text was indeed similar to a line from the 1999 film, which starred Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Gwyneth Paltrow. One account shared the comparison and wrote,
Amber Heard on the stand yesterday and what she said compared to the lines in The Talented Mr Ripley. Holy smokes this is CRAZY.”