Depp Verdict Will ‘Absolutely’ Have ‘Chilling Effect’ for Women, #MeToo Movement, Legal Analyst Tells MSNBC

‘Regardless of who you believe in this case, Amber Heard’s statement there is undeniably true’

(via Mediaite)

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.

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