- Amber Heard was seen stopping to obtain a present from a supporter ready outdoors a Fairfax, Virginia, courthouse Friday
- Some social media customers alleged that the fan interplay was a PR stunt
- Heard’s followers stated they tried to point out as a lot assist for the actress as they may all through the trial
A video displaying Amber Heard being handed flowers by followers outdoors the courthouse the place she and Johnny Depp are preventing a defamation case is sparking debate on social media.
After six weeks of testimony from Depp and Heard’s authorized groups, either side delivered closing arguments Friday, and jury deliberations started. The jury should now attain a verdict on whether or not Heard’s home violence claims, which stem from her 2018 Washington Publish op-ed, had been defamatory towards the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star.
On the trial’s last day, Heard was seen stopping to obtain a present from a supporter ready outdoors the Fairfax, Virginia, courthouse earlier than the actress left together with her workforce.
Within the clip shared by Joseph Morris on YouTube, Heard’s automobile made a sluggish flip, and one of many passengers sitting in the again appeared to attain out to take a bouquet of flowers from one of many actress’ followers. Then the car got here to a full cease, and the driving force opened his window to disclose Heard within the entrance passenger seat.
The flowers had been handed to Heard, who smiled and put a hand over her coronary heart as she thanked the supporter. Her automobile left shortly after.
One other angle of the second, captured from throughout the road, confirmed that the one who gave Heard the flowers was amongst a bunch holding up indicators that stated: “I stand with Amber.”
The video obtained a combined response, with some, together with Morris, alleging that the fan interplay was “arrange.”
“That is actually unhealthy, the ‘Aquaman’ starlet has been caught shopping for followers,” Morris alleged. “Look, she stops on the precise place that the flower is being handed to her. That is so arrange.”
“She undoubtedly paid for this PR stunt. It is so apparent and faux as a result of she actually has no followers outdoors the courtroom,” he claimed, including that he thinks it was orchestrated by Heard’s PR rep David Shane “to make it appear like she has supporters.”
“Simply once I thought I’d seen all of it!! Appears so staged and cringy, similar to all her testimonies!!” one Twitter consumer commented on the video.
Meanwhile, Heard’s supporters on social media praised the fans who came to the courthouse and slammed those who refuse to believe that the actress has supporters.
“I have deep, utter respect for every person who comes to support @realamberheard in Fairfax these days, despite being harassed and abused by aggressive d*pp (sic) fans. #JusticeForAmberHeard #IStandWithAmber,” one person tweeted.
“The one purpose you do not imagine [Heard] is since you select NOT to. You might have proof, you could have specialists, however you select to not since you hate girls as we noticed in your earlier publish,” one other supporter claimed.
Christina Taft, of Los Angeles, stated this week that she and different supporters of Heard tried to point out as a lot assist for the actress as they may, The Washington Publish reported.
“We’re attempting to provide her assist and cheer for her, so she will really feel secure,” Taft stated, including that one supporter managed to slide Heard a small present by means of the window of her automobile.
Supporters of Depp and Heard clashed with each other outdoors the courthouse Friday, and the actress confronted vitriol as she exited the courtroom and headed to her automobile, in response to the outlet.
The jury is predicted to resume deliberations Tuesday.
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