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We’ve gone from #MeToo to #NotHerToo in record time. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard performed their own personal remake of “The War of the Roses” and destroyed the concept of “believe all women.” It was also a reminder that America is still driven by celebrity culture, not politics.
Inside the Beltway, they fight over Ukraine or the ever-growing budget. In the rest of the country, citizens couldn’t get enough of Depp v. Heard. Even the horrifying murders in Texas took a back seat on Twitter to the seven-week Hollywood blockbuster defamation fight.
The verdict awarded $15 million in damages to Depp and $2 million to Heard. Variety summed it up by stating: “Johnny Depp Wins a War of Credibility Against Amber Heard.” But the court case made both stars look bad, as well as the media/social media industrial complex. Prominent Hollywood stars seemed quick to congratulate Depp, which should mean his career will be fine.
Liberal Guardian columnist Moira Donega called the trial “an orgy of misogyny” and part of the “backlash to #Me Too.” “Heard is still in an