Did Amber Heard steal her testimony against Johnny Depp from a movie?
Several memes and posts on social media have accused Amber Heard of copying part of her testimony in the trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp from the 1999 film "The Talented Mr Ripley".
The multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit between former celebrities Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is currently underway. Johnny has sued Amber for $ 50 million, claiming she hinted that he had abused her during their marriage, which caused him to lose his job and social position. Amber on the other hand has sued her ex-husband for $ 100 million. At the trial, which is taking place in Virginia, Amber testified this week and many social media sources claimed that some parts of her were 'copied' from the movies.
On Friday, May 6, Amber gave her testimony in court, detailing the alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of ex-husband Johnny Depp. Some critics claimed that Amber was 'performing for the jury' and staging a role. Amid the allegations, some social media users claimed that part of Amber's testimony about Johnny Depp was 'literally copied' from the movie 'The Talented Mr Ripley'.
Several Twitter posts showed that part of Amber's testimony was indeed similar to the 1999 film starring Matt Damon, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow.
In the film, Marge (Gwyneth) talks about Dickie (Jude) with Ripley (Matt) and says, "Connecting with Dicke ... is like the sun shining on you and that 's glorious. Then he forgets you and it' s very, very "Cold. When you have his attention, you feel like you're the only person in the world, that's why everyone loves him so much."
Social media users claimed that Amber used the same monologue in her testimony, replacing only the name Dickie with Johnny.
The Hindustan Times did a fact-checking of Amber's testimony based on the live-streamed and publicly available version to prove that the actress did not actually steal lines from or quote "The Talented Mr Ripley." In fact, the above lines do not appear anywhere in her testimony. In parts of her testimony, the language and tone is similar to the line mentioned. In the statement Amber states: "When I was next to Johnny I felt like the most beautiful person in the world - then he would disappear." This is similar to the line from the movie, but it is not 'literally'. copy 'as claimed.
The trial began with a 2018 newspaper article that Amber did for the Washington Post. In it Amber had spoken that she was a survivor of domestic abuse, but had not mentioned the name Johnny. Johnny claimed the implication damaged his career.
Johnny and Amber met during filming for "The Rum Diary." They married in 2015, but divorced less than two years later.