‘Absolute rubbish!’ Rolling Stone slammed for claiming survivors are ‘sickened’ by Amber Heard verdict

The left-wing Rolling Stone magazine appears to be deriving exactly the wrong message from the outcome of the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial, and social media is letting the publication know how far it has strayed.

In the aftermath of the decision on Wednesday by a Virginia jury to award the “Pirates of the Caribbean” A-List — or former A-List — actor $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive (the latter capped by state law at $3500,000) for defamation against his ex-wife, Rolling Stone lamented that the campaign against sexual harassment and related more disturbing offenses, may have come to a halt.

In an article that was subtitled “Survivors ‘Sickened’ by the Amber Heard Verdict,” Rolling Stone quotes a psychologist who said that “This is basically the end of MeToo…It’s the death of the whole movement.”

“As the verdict came in, sexual assault survivors expressed their disappointment with the decision, even if they were not surprised by it,” the magazine noted. According to one survivor, “men always win.”

The magazine also implied that Amber Heard is the victim because she was a woman who wasn’t believed.

“In the wake of the #MeToo movement, which drove home just how omnipresent abusers are and gave voice to survivors around the world, it seems inconceivable that a woman could come forward with an allegation of sexual and physical violence against a prominent man and be shamed and vilified to the extent that Heard has been,” Rolling Stone claimed, in part.

Rolling Stone is the same publication that had to pay millions to settle legal claims after it published and then retracted an agenda-driven and debunked story about an alleged University of Virginia gang rape. More recently, it published a fake narrative about ivermectin.

Rolling Stone was raked over the coals for claiming survivors of domestic violence were “sickened” by the Depp-Heard verdict.

Heard’s team has indicated it will appeal. It seems unlikely, however, that a higher court would overturn the verdict after the jury spent six weeks reviewing a mountain of evidence in the case that primarily arose from Heard’s Washington Post op-ed about domestic violence.

There are also reports that the presiding judge excluded some forms of evidence that would have been further damaging to Heard.

A settlement between the parties is also an option, even if an appeal is pending, which might include giving Heard a setoff, i.e., deducting her $2 million countersuit jury award from what she owes on the Depp judgment.

Rolling Stone seemed to overlook that the jury, and apparently most of the world, found Heard’s allegations against Depp not credible based on various forms of evidence, including witness testimony, presented at trial.

Many thought Heard’s histrionic testimony on the witness stand, in which she constantly looked over at the jury to gauge their reaction to her answers about how she was allegedly abused by Depp, was cringe-worthy.

Among other things, moreover, the fact that she never actually ponied up her $7 million divorce settlement from Depp to charity as she promised also undermined her credibility. Her claim that pledging and donating constituted the same thing just didn’t fly.

Depp and Heard met while they were filming the unfunny and not particularly dramatic comedy-drama “The Rum Diary” in 2011 and were married for about two years.

The tawdry details of the relationship that came out in the trial reminded the world, however, that even celebrity couples with glamorous, jet-setting lifestyles have problems. The only difference from ordinary people perhaps is the profligate spending and extreme decadence.

Apart from the lawyers, and the staggering legal fees of a case of this magnitude, some might say the winners are the hair stylists, the makeup artists, and the wardrobe consultants.

Responses to the Rolling Stone article poured in. Here is more of a sampling:


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