Just one day into deliberations in the Depp vs Heard trial, the jury asked for clarification on an issue with the op-ed Amber wrote.
The jurors wanted to know whether they were supposed to look at the headline separately, or as part of the entire op-ed.
Specifically, they’re referring to the headline that appeared in the digital version of the 2018 Washington Post… “I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change.”
The jury asked the court — “Does question number three — “The statement is false” — pertain to the headline … or does it pertain to the content of the statement and everything written in the op-ed?”
Judge Penney Azcarate instructed the jury to look at the headline separately as its own statement and to decide if it, by itself, is defamatory, without considering the full context of the op-ed.
The other two statements in question have to do with Amber calling herself a “public figure representing domestic abuse” and saying she had the “rare vantage point of seeing, in real time,