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“It indicated a fundamental misunderstanding of sexual violence”: Amber Heard Gets Renewed Support From Academy Award Nominee Director and Gloria Steinem, Claim Johnny Depp Fans Are Silencing Other Sexual Abuse Survivors

Since losing her multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit against Johnny Depp, the 36-year-old troubled actress, Amber Heard has received “public shaming.” The public has treated Amber Heard atrociously, vilified, and harassed her, which needs to end, as per journalist Gloria Steinem and over a hundred others.

Amber Heard vs Johnny Depp trial
Amber Heard

More than 130 signatories from various feminist groups are supporting Amber Heard in an open letter that includes Gloria Steinem and notable women’s rights organizations. The letter was also signed by organizations addressing sexual assault awareness and domestic violence. A letter rebukes the “rising misuse” of defamation lawsuits to silence domestic abuse and sexual assault victims.

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Amber Heard Gets Support Five Months Later Of Defamation Trial’s Verdict

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a nationally recognized leader of second-wave feminism in the United States, Gloria Marie Steinem, has now come out to support Amber Heard officially. The 88-year-old activist is among 130 feminist groups that signed an open letter to her on Wednesday.

Gloria Marie Steinem
Gloria Marie Steinem

Amy Ziering, a director, nominated for an Academy Award, also signed the document supporting the actress against this treatment.

Earlier this year, Heard was convicted of defaming Johnny Depp in a Washington Post op-ed where she accused the actor of domestic abuse. The judge sentenced Heard to pay $10.35 million to the accused abuser. Depp appealed a portion of the verdict because the jury overwhelmingly favored him, and the one defamation count she won was “erroneous.”

In an open letter, the famous feminist and 130 others condemned the vilification and online harassment of Amber Heard and those who have backed her.

Steinem and others say,

“We condemn the public shaming of Amber Heard and support her. We support the ability of all to report intimate partner and sexual violence free of harassment and intimidation.”

The verdict, however, has been challenged by Steinem and others for its lack of clarity and claims it indicates “a fundamental misunderstanding of intimate partner and sexual violence and how survivors respond to it.”

Even though most people sided with Depp, many did attack Heard viciously, particularly on social media. The actress is now living abroad with her daughter, presumably to escape all the drama and attacks.

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Hashtag #Istandwithamberheard Is Making Waves On Twitter

A group of domestic violence survivors and supporters of Heard wrote an open letter signed by various feminist groups. The “I stand with Amber Heard” hashtag spread across Twitter quickly after support for Amber Heard was announced publicly.

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp trial
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp

As an expert and barrister in violence against women and girls, Dr. Charlotte Proudman also signed that open letter and tweeted yesterday in support of the actress:

The American journalist Kat Tenbarge, who works as a tech and culture reporter for NBC News, also supported Amber Heard on Twitter and tweeted yesterday:

Many others on Twitter also supported Heard:

Both teams, Heard and Depp, seem to be on a mission to win the battle on social media again. Heard’s fans, however, appear relaxed now that she at least has support.

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Source: Marca

Tulika Shreshthi
Tulika Shreshthi

Tulika Shreshthi is a professional content writer at Animated Times in an entertainment niche. She has years of experience in Content Management and SEO-based digital Content Writing. Also, she has a specialization in technical content writing. As an illustrator, she loves to draw something on her iPad while not writing professionally. She is passionate about the children's digital illustrations segment. Aside from illustrating, she also enjoys cooking and singing as her hobby.

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