I haven't followed the story, I haven't seen any of her movies, yet I have seen many and often enjoyed Depp films, but enjoying a film isn't the same as liking everything about a person acting in the film.
Isn't it the function of actors to adopt a persona distinct from themselves?
Constantly we see women receive huge amounts social ridicule based on them telling us their stories.
This includes Joyce Maynard who wrote about her relationship with JD Salinger in her memoir.
And pretty much everything Hillary Clinton said was turned into a joke.
The sexism women endure who put themselves forward in testament against a man is horrific, whether it is if she is raped, the ordeal she must endure to get any form of justice within the legal system is indeed horrific. From the rape itself, the collection of the sperm sample, then the court system, the lawyers, the defendant staring at you, and the often pathetic sentence the perpetrator receives - why would a woman put herself through that?
Or if a woman kills her violent husband it is never treated as self-defense, because a woman seldom can take her husband on in hand-to-hand combat, she will pretty much always lose. She cannot stand her ground, the castle law doesn't apply, it is 'his' home after all...
The legal system is really about maintaining social hierarchy, and has little to do with actual justice.
Because this all comes down to he said/she said, and as I've said in this blog before, he is always the poor innocent victim and she is always the vengeful harpy.
So any woman brave enough to accuse a man of abuse of any kind is truly brave and so yes, I believe Heard.
But what is worse is now they want to take away a woman's right to be able to determine her own life. They don't target 'do not resuscitate' orders or men who don't wish to wear face masks, but probably the most powerless in society, poor young women.