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Hot Take: The Johnny Depp/Heard Trial – $440M Streaming Giant Tubi Unveils New ‘Overdramatized’ Johnny Depp Amber Heard Trial TV Movie

It is not a surprise that there are several posts and memes all over the internet about Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s defamation trial. But is it supposed to be portrayed as a comedy, or even as a television movie? Yes, there have been many incidents in the courtroom that people made fun of. Still, are we ready to get a complete-feature film about it?

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in their court room trial
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in the courtroom

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The Publicized Courtroom Drama

The defamation case that Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were fighting, was already open to the world. The case was a complete courtroom drama that spread all over the internet. And now there is also an announcement for a TV movie based on the same. This TV drama will be streaming on the platform Tubi. The characters of Johhny Depp and Amber Heard are being played by Mark Hapka and Megan Davis respectively in the movie. The movie is titled “Hot Take: The Johnny Depp/Heard Trial”.

The former couple Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard together

In the trial, the exes of Johnny Depp give their testimonies too, including Kate Moss and Ellen Barkin. While Moss rejects all the claims on Johhny Depp as an abusive person, Barkin, his former girlfriend rather testifies to a different story. She describes their relationship as a “World of violence”.

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The court’s order on this defamation case awarded $10 million to Johnny Depp. This was the compensation for the damages made by Amber Heard to Johnny Depp’s reputation. Also, there was a $2 million compensation money awarded to Amber Heard for her troubles. No matter what the results have been, people are finding the trailer of the movie “unintentionally hilarious”. The underlying story also involves serious allegations of sexual violence too. The screenplay is by a comedy writer, Guy Nicolucci, whose background mostly revolves around late-night shows and the roasts on Comedy Central. This is the reason why it seems like there is a borderline incomprehensibility about the movie, powered by the celebrity media circus.

Depp-Heard Trial: Previous Editions

This is not the very first trial for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Looking at the timeline of their relationship, they both meet in the year 2009 on the sets of The Rum Diary. During this time, he was already in a relationship with Vanessa Paradis, with whom he shares two children. Later, in the year 2012, Depp and Paradis parted their ways after 14 years. Amber Heard and Johnny Depp started dating around the end of the year 2011 or the beginning of the year 2012. Getting engaged in the year 2014, Mr. Depp confirmed their engagement by saying “She’s a wonderful girl,”, and even went on to call her as “sweet as can be and very good for me” on the appearance of Ms. Heard on NBC’s Today.

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In 2017, their divorce got finalized, and Amber Heard received $US7 million as divorce settlement, which was said to be donated to a charity. In their statement, they said, “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile but always bound by love”.

Amber Heard
Amber Heard

Later, in the year 2018, Johnny Depp filed a complaint against the article published by The Sun. In the article, he was described as a “wife-beater”. This led him to casualties in his several upcoming projects including Fantastic Beasts 3. He also lost the case against The Sun in the year 2020. Then came the most popular trail, the Defamation Trail which took place in the year 2022, where Depp sued Heard, asking for a US50 million-dollar settlement. To this, Amber Heard countersued him for $US100 million. The trial reached a verdict on June 1st, 2022, with Johny Depp winning the suit against his ex-wife.

Source Link: Cracked

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