A faction of Amber Heard supporters has been slammed on social media marketing for mocking claims manufactured in recently unsealed court papers that Johnny Depp had erection dysfunction.
On the weekend, a lot more than 6,000 pages of court papers from the former couple’s legal battle were unsealed, shining a light on the trial sparked when Depp, 59, filed a $50 million lawsuit against Heard, 36, in reaction to a 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post, where she said that she was a domestic abuse survivor.
Carrying out a high-profile trial in Fairfax, Virginia, the jury in June discovered that Heard had, indeed, defamed Depp and awarded him a lot more than $10 million. Depp was ordered to cover $2 million to Heardwho had counter-sued for $100 millionfor defaming her via comments created by his attorney Adam Waldman.
As both parties appeal the verdicts against them, information on pre-trial documents, which show information that attorneys for every star had attemptedto submit into evidence but didn’t get approved or were deemed inadmissible by the judge, have already been revealed.
On the list of information was an indicator by Heard’s lawyers that Depp’s purported erection dysfunction resulted in him allegedly lashing out violently at his now ex-wife.
Based on the documents, Heard submitted into evidence a medication list that included “Nexium, Cialis and Valtrex,” and “suggested that [Depp’s alleged erectile dysfunction] might somehow be considered a motivation for abuse.”
“Mr. Depp’s ERECTION DYSFUNCTION IS PERTINENT to Mr. Depp’s Usage of a Bottle to Rape Amber Heard, along with Explaining Mr. Depp’s Mindset and Anger,” read a statement from Heard’s team.
“Though Mr. Depp would prefer to not disclose his erection dysfunction condition, such condition is completely highly relevant to sexual violence, including Mr. Depp’s anger and usage of a bottle to rape Amber Heard. Mr. Depp’s erection dysfunction helps it be more probably that Mr. Depp will be angry or agitated in encounters with Amber Heard, and he would resort to a bottle.
“This relevance isn’t substantially outweighed by the chance of unfair prejudice. The erection dysfunction is not more likely to generate a ‘strong emotional response’ that could ensure it is ‘unlikely that the jury will make a rational evaluation of its proper evidentiary weight.'”
The allegation that Depp had experienced erection dysfunction sparked a flood of social media marketing posts mocking the Pirates of the Caribbean star, with “#LimpDJohnny” quickly learning to be a trending topic on Twitter.
Law & Crime host Angenette Levy, whose network livestreamed the Depp vs. Heard trial, took her Twitter account this week to speak out contrary to the online mockery, branding it “so crass therefore rude.”
After commenting on stereotypical constructs that women and men are commonly likely to live by, Levy wrote: “I cannot believe I’m seeing women on twitter mocking someone for his or her problems with erection dysfunction. That’s so crass therefore rude. On my radio show, I’ve done segments on ED and Peyronies Disease.”
“These stereotypes, constructs about men cause them to not seek medical assistance at times if they should,” she continued. “The Mayo Clinic reports than 1 / 2 of men between your ages of 40 and 70 experience some type of ED. Why can you make fun of someone for that?”
“The Cleveland Clinic states between 30 percent and 40 percent of women experience sexual dysfunction,” Levy continued. “Why would anyone make fun of someone for having ED or various other kind of sexual dysfunction? Most of us have something amiss around.”
Concluding her thread, Levy stated that “it is disheartening to see such mean-spirited, nasty tweets from people hiding behind fake accounts.”
A bunch of detractors continued to talk about the mocking hashtag on Twitter, claiming that Depp was fair game following a 2016 text he delivered to his former talent agent showed he allegedly described Heard as a “flappy fish market.”
Levy, who faced criticism for speaking out contrary to the hashtag, recently told Newsweek concerning the spate of online vitriol she’s faced lately.
“If Amber Heard supporters desire to direct their ire at me, then fine. I could go on it,” she said. “I really believe their anger is misplaced and they have to step back and do some soul searching.”
Depp’s team argued contrary to the inclusion of the actor’s alleged erection dysfunction into evidence, accusing Heard about wanting to submit the info in an effort to embarrass him in court through the trial.
Per the documents, Depp’s attorneys said that Heard “wants a circus, and clearly intends to take this trial down several unnecessarily salacious rabbit holes, including and especially regarding Mr. Depp’s health background.”
“Following scorched earth discovery on that topic, Ms. Heard has manifested an intention of presenting evidence regarding Mr. Depp’s health background and treatments, including treatments for conditions completely irrelevant to the narrow issues in the event,” browse the statement from Depp’s team.
Via their respective testimonies throughout their recent trial, Depp and Heard accused each other of violence throughout their ill-fated relationshipallegations they both vehemently denied.
Newsweek has contacted representatives of Depp and Heard for comment.