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The vilification of Amber Heard

Two weeks ago, a jury in Virginia delivered the verdict that everyone had been waiting for: Johnny Depp had won his multimillion-dollar defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard.


The trial lasted six weeks and was streamed live on Youtube for the entire world to see. Neither Depp nor Heard's reputations have emerged from the trial unscathed, but it is only Heard who has been vilified by an online mob.


Irish Times features writer Jennifer O'Connell talks to Sorcha Pollak about how that narrative emerged and what it says about the MeToo movement.

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