Depp Verdict Will ‘Absolutely’ Have ‘Chilling Effect’ for Women, #MeToo Movement, Legal Analyst Tells MSNBC
Johnny Depp’s victory in his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard will have a “chilling effect” for women who want to speak up about abuse and the #MeToo movement, lawyer and legal analyst Caroline Polisi told MSNBC on Wednesday after the verdict was read, shocking many.
Heard was found guilty on all counts and Depp was awarded $15 million, ending a years-long battle between the two. Depp accused Heard of defaming him for referring to the actor as an abuser in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed. Depp denied being behind any such abuse and said his lawsuit was meant to clear his name.