Johnny Depp fans ‘damaged’ his reputation by revealing documents—lawyer

Johnny Depp fans may have damaged the actor’s reputation by unintentionally paying pre-tested document sealedA lawyer has said.

The actor was enjoying a new career boost and a surge in popularity during and after his multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit against ex-wife, Amber Heard, but now published documents not shown in court online. in which one a slew of new revelations—and for the most part they don’t show Depp in a favorable light.

Deppo is among some of the blatant revelations uncovered in the documents. Refusing to wear a mask during Heard’s statement, Depp’s Texts About Heard to Marilyn Manson And Depp attempts to use Heard’s role as a stripper in court.

they are also included Allegations of photo editing on behalf of DeppAlso claims that he is suffering from erectile dysfunction and this will make him violent.

“I believe the unsealed court records released over the weekend were damaged Johnny Depp As it appears some, unsealed court records deal primarily with irrelevant information about Heard, which can sometimes be as outrageous as victim shaming,” said New York City-based Salzano Lampert. Frank Salzano, entertainment attorney for & Wilson LLP. newsweek,

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Johnny Depp fans crowd the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse on May 26, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia. Depp, who was seen leaving court the next day, was embroiled in a legal battle against his ex-wife Amber Heard (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images).
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While Seattle-based attorney Kirk Davis said: “If fans thought opening the record would help Depp significantly, they were certainly wrong.”

newsweek Depp’s representatives have been contacted for comment.

The files were unsealed and published online by Andrea Burkhart, a criminal defense attorney in Washington state who provides legal color commentary on his YouTube channel.

Burkhart recently obtained more than 6,600 pages of unsealed documents and published them on his website because “the public is interested in being able to assess his merits. [Heard’s] complaints about the court system.”

aquaman The actress officially filed a motion last month in Circuit Court in Fairfax County, Virginia, to appeal the verdict of a defamation lawsuit she lost to her ex-husband.

“Certainly, if the system is not fair and does not treat a party fairly, that is something we want to know,” Burkhardt said in a statement. newsweek,

Files held by the Circuit Court in Virginia cost $0.50 per page to open, Burkhart confirmed, and she tweeted in July that she would pay $3,300 for the Depp-Heard files and people interested in the cost. can contribute.

“The enthusiasm for access to copies of the documents was rapid and overwhelming, and within hours substantial funds had been raised; an additional $7,000 of funding was donated to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the Art of Elysium, two charities that would benefit from the trial. Was impressed. I again thank the hundreds of generous people who donated,” she said in her statement.

Burkhart’s tweet was flooded with comments from many of the people publicly supporting Depp that he had contributed.

newsweek Burkhart has been contacted for further comment.

The unsealed documents have been the subject of much interest online and more details have emerged about Depp’s amputated finger and the couple’s divorce settlement,

He also suggested Depp said his ex-wife never harmed himWhich appears to run contrary to what was suggested during the couple’s defamation lawsuit in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Twitter user @cocainecross created a viral thread that revealed several facts that were detrimental to Depp and his legal team.

Despite Depp’s fans’ enthusiasm about sealing the documents, several lawyers pointed out newsweek That it has harmed him and Heard has gained.

“Obviously, Amber Heard benefited more when court documents were removed from her trial with Johnny Depp because she lost the case and is now appealing in court and in the court of public opinion,” said attorney for Lieb at Law. Andrew M. lib, said newsweek,

“Ironically, Depp’s fans apparently paid him to collect these sealed documents in an attempt to embarrass Heard. However, their strategic calculations were so off that they failed to realize that Ms. Heard had previously She had already lost her trial and had nothing left to lose at this juncture.”

Carol Lieberman, a forensic psychiatrist and expert witness, feels that “people are attacking these unsealed court documents like a band of hungry hyenas, looking for pieces of meat to cast a negative light on Johnny or Amber.” depending on who they like the least.

He said newsweek: “Unsealed documents tarnish Johnny more than Amber because Johnny was revealed as a hero during the trial, and these documents make us question whether he is as pure as we’d like to believe.”

Lieberman said that Depp’s fans “getted more than they did the deal” by paying to seal the documents and “would undoubtedly pay to re-seal them if they could try to get them away.” “

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Johnny Depp is pictured prominently in Fairfax, Virginia on April 25, 2022. Amber Heard is pictured in the inset on May 26, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia. Thousands of pages of documents have been removed from the former couple’s recent defamation lawsuit.
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She continued: “It’s not that the documents reveal shockingly bad information about Johnny, it’s that we want to capture his idealized image as the winning underdog against the Big Bad Witch.”

After a televised trial in Virginia that ended in late May, the jury ruled largely in Depp’s favor on June 1, awarding him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, while Hurd, who countered $100 million for the nuisance, was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages by the jury. Punitive damages against Heard were later reduced from $5 million to $350,000 under Virginia law that prevents such damages.

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