Though grisly, showing what rifles do to people is a chance to finally shift the gun debate.
Nearly five years later, some have concluded that the forces of backlash have won.
The same fundamentals apply to patriarchal systems, whether in Hollywood or India: Threats to men’s status can provoke broader resistance than you might think.
The winning legal strategy could change the dynamics of the era.
What drives a grown person to travel to a courthouse in Virginia to hurl insults at someone she has never met, about behavior she didn’t witness and money she is not owed?
The starry, sorry spectacle and why we watched it.
Both the women making accusations, and the press when it publishes them, assume the considerable risk that comes with antagonizing the rich, powerful and litigious.
The actor’s victory against his ex-wife Amber Heard in one of the highest profile defamation cases to go to trial could inspire others to try their luck with juries.
Abuse victims now have another reason to fear coming forward.
In this post-#MeToo moment, misogyny and celebrity go hand in hand.
We continue to live in a culture that capitalizes on celebrity misfortune.
The jury in Virginia found that Ms. Heard had damaged her ex-husband’s reputation with an op-ed in which she identified herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”
Television turned the celebrity trial into a 24-hour tabloid spectacle. Social media made it into a sport.
Well, maybe it is. But there is a lot to choose from.
Plundering our attention and poisoning us with lies.
Whatever you think of the actress, what we are watching is a good old-fashioned public pillorying — only difference is that memes have replaced the stones.
The actress is being subject to industrial-scale bullying.
With graphic depictions of what she described as physical attacks, she sought to counter the actor’s testimony that she had been the aggressor.
Ms. Heard took the stand for the first time in the defamation case filed against her by the actor, her ex-husband, who says he was damaged by an op-ed she wrote.
The defamation trial between Mr. Depp and Amber Heard is a case study in what happens when complex claims are filtered through the lenses of extreme fandom and social media.
At the trial in the defamation case filed by Mr. Depp, a property manager gave vivid descriptions of how one 2015 fight left behind blood and broken fixtures.
Mr. Depp has sued Ms. Heard, his ex-wife, on grounds that she defamed him in an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post.
Mr. Depp sued his ex-wife, Ms. Heard, for an op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”
Part of the Medellín drug cartel, he was imprisoned multiple times and was later played by Johnny Depp in the 2001 movie “Blow.”
The exit comes days after Mr. Depp lost a libel case against the publisher of a British newspaper that called him a “wife beater.”
“I accept that Mr. Depp put her in fear of her life,” a British judge wrote, dismissing the actor’s libel case on Monday.
Bei einer Anhörung vor Gericht wurden am Mittwoch SMS laut vorgelesen, die Johnny Depp in keinem guten Licht dastehen lassen.