What We Can Learn From The Case Watched Around the World
The verdict is in for the defamation case between Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard. While the court of public opinion is still determining who is right and who is wrong, the court of law determined that Amber Heard maliciously attempted to cause harm to Johnny Depp’s reputation and career through accusations of domestic violence.
Though Heard is filing for an appeal, we can still look back at the case and learn valuable lessons.
Men Can Experience Domestic Violence, Too
It’s a common assumption that men are the primary perpetrators of domestic violence against their partners, but what is often forgotten is that men can also be the victims of domestic violence. Throughout the case, parties and witnesses presented claims that Heard physically assaulted Depp on a number of occasions; Heard was even recorded as saying that no one would believe that Depp, a man, could possibly be the victim of domestic violence.
When a man is the victim of domestic violence, it’s often more difficult for him to prove that he is the victim. Our culture needs to take all accusations of domestic violence seriously, regardless of the gender of the victim.
Some People Lie About Being a Victim of Domestic Violence
While domestic violence accusations should be investigated, people should understand that there are some individuals who will fabricate stories about being a victim of domestic violence for personal gain. Throughout the case, Heard repeatedly claimed that she would never assault Depp but that Depp would assault her numerous times throughout their marriage; however, she never presented the evidence she said she had. It became apparent that she wrote the op-ed with the intent of harming Depp’s livelihood without ever showing any actual evidence of violence committed against her.
The Right Attorney Makes a Difference
Many comments were made about Depp’s team of attorneys and how effective they were in clearing their client’s name. They were the right attorneys for the job, and this highlights how important it is to have an attorney who is willing to put forth every effort imaginable to protect their client’s rights.
False accusations of domestic violence can devastate a person’s life. At Assalone & Associates, with the help of our extended team of experts, we will work tirelessly to gather the evidence necessary to clear your name of false domestic violence accusations. When it takes a village to solve a problem, we are your village.