Now kids on TikTok join ‘Deppford’s wives’ trolling Amber Heard
Now kids on TikTok are joining the ‘Deppford wives’ who are trolling Amber Heard and portraying the Hollywood star’s ex-partner as a liar
Young Johnny Depp fans are targeting Amber Heard with thousands of abusive TikTok videos portraying the Hollywood actor’s ex-wife as a liar.
The so-called ‘Deppford wives’ – some as young as ten – flooded the social media platform during the six-week libel trial, with the clips racking up billions of views between them.
The videos, shared under the title ‘#JusticeForJohnny’, accuse Miss Heard of being a narcissist and – in an attempt to undermine her domestic abuse allegations against the Pirates of the Caribbean star – claim she is faking her distress in court .
Amber Heard speaks to her legal team in the Fairfax County Courthouse courtroom
Young cyber bullies routinely call the 36-year-old ‘Miss Turd’, while hundreds of accounts are devoted to creating clips of her tearful testimony to Cliff Richard’s song Devil Woman.
Depp, 58, is portrayed in the clips as a lovable hero thanks to his appearances in children’s films such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland. He also attracted a new generation of fans thanks to his model daughter Lily-Rose’s high-profile relationship with up-and-coming actor Timothée Chalamet.
Other videos collect Depp’s favorite moments from the trial or show fans dressed in the actor’s iconic costume, Captain Jack Sparrow, from Pirates of the Caribbean.
Supporters of actor Johnny Depp gather outside the Fairfax County Courthouse as a jury is set to hear closing arguments in Johnny Depp’s high-profile libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard
Miss Heard told a court in Fairfax, Virginia on Friday of her “agonizing” suffering at the hands of internet abusers, including daily death threats against her and her child. She said an online troll even threatened to put her one-year-old daughter “in a microwave”.
Depp is suing his ex-wife for $50m (£40m) over a column she wrote in The Washington Post describing herself as a “public figure representing domestic violence”. She later filed a countersuit for $100million, claiming her lawyers’ smears left her an “outcast”.
The jurors will return on Tuesday to continue their deliberations.