Despite facing derision from hundreds and thousands of online commenters who have condemned her decision to sue Johnny Depp all the way through to its final stages, Amber Heard’s legal team has shown themselves as “extremely resilient” in court. On April 12, when the trial began, fans of Depp rallied on social media in support of the case against Heard. She denied the charges and those fans of Depp took on a new meme to make fun of her by using insults and memes. In fact, the social media people want Depp to win. While #JusticeForJohnnyDepp has received 51.1 billion views on the internet, #JusticeForAmberHeard is crawling at 51.1 million views.
Amber Heard’s Lawyers Also Come Under The Social Media Scrutiny
Heard’s legal team, led by lead attorney Benjamin Rottenborn and Elaine Bredehoft, has also been a part of the scrutiny by Depp’s fans online. They’ve been called “clowns” and “incompetent.” Also, lawyer Alina Mazeika has received some mockery due to her live streaming of the courtroom on social media daily. She’s been fighting hard and doing an excellent job despite the overwhelming odds stacked against her as she is going up against a million-dollar power couple. She echoed that
I do think that both sides are very competent.
Alina strongly believes that Heard’s lawyers have found their groove. For Benjamin Rottenborn, she particularly echoed that
He has done some very effective cross-examinations of some of Johnny Depp’s witnesses and has had some successes in being able to cut off the witness where necessary and maintain that control over the narrative that comes out through that witness.
There Have Been Some Unforced Errors
The former Los Angeles district attorney, Emily D. Baker echoed that there have been some avoidable mistakes that Heard’s team has made. They call it “unforced errors” legally. When Adan Nadelhaft, Heard’s lawyer, tried to object to his own question during a hearing, it was a moment that generated intense criticism on social media.
To this, Emily D. Baker echoed that:
It does happen in court where you get flustered or you stumble over your words in the middle of something, and it normally doesn’t happen streaming to millions and millions of people. But it was absolutely the wrong objection.
In fact, Bredehoft has also made some avoidable mistakes in the courtroom. She called Heard “Laura Amber Heard.” To this, Baker said
She called her client by the wrong name. And I think these are moments when people are thinking, ‘Is she incompetent?’ But I don’t think any of these attorneys are incompetent. I think they’re dealing with a high-profile case and various forms of stress.
With that being said, the Depp-Heard trial is in its sixth week. And Johnny is suing his ex-wife for the essay she wrote back in 2018 that claimed she is a sheer victim of violence and abuse.