Amber Heard thinks that women's rights are "moving backward" as Johnny Depp claims to be "going forward."
The 36-year-old actress recently lost a multi-million dollar defamation trial against her ex-husband when a jury concluded that he had been defamed by his ex-wife when she wrote an op-ed about being a domestic abuse victim in 2018 and she had "acted with actual malice" and while Johnny claimed in that he was "going forward" with his life, Amber has now claimed that women's rights are "moving backward."
A spokesperson for Amber told ETOnline: "As Johnny Depp says he's 'moving forward,' women's rights are moving backward. The verdict's message to victims of domestic violence is...be afraid to stand up and speak out."
The statement was in response to comments made by the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star in his first TikTok video, joining the social media app just days after he won $10million in damages at the conclusion of the trial last Wednesday (01.06.22).
In the video, he said: "To all of my most treasured, loyal and unwavering supporters. We’ve been everywhere together, we have seen everything together. We have walked the same road together. We did the right thing together, all because you cared. And now, we will all move forward together."
Meanwhile, 'Aquaman' star Amber - who was married to Johnny between 2015 and 2017 - also announced her decision to appeal the ruling, as confirmed by another spokesperson The New York Times newspaper last Thursday (02.06.22).
Immediately after the trial, Amber remarked how "disappointed" she was by the outcome and labelled the verdict as a "setback."
She said: "The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I'm heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence, and sway of my ex-husband. I'm even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It is a setback. It sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated. It sets back the idea that violence against women is to be taken seriously."