Netflix Documentary Reveals Shocking Details in ‘Depp v. Heard’ Case
Last year, actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, for defamation and won, but before the case was closed, the world was watching. Social media was buzzing. Fans were taking sides. Was the evidence submitted in court enough for the jury to make the right decision? Was the jury in any way swayed by the buzz about the trial going on in the world around them? Were Depp and Heard telling the truth on the witness stand? They are both actors. Were they acting?
Now, a new Netflix docuseries called “Depp v. Heard” explores the impact social media attention had on the court case, which was livestreamed. Heard’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, didn’t want cameras in the courtroom, but Depp’s attorney, Camille Vasquez, wanted cameras in the courtroom. While Bredehoft argued that cameras would turn the case into “a zoo,” Vasquez claimed that cameras would allow Depp “to tell his story.” It could be argued that they were both right.
After watching the docuseries, Vasquez, who is also a legal contributor for Access Hollywood, sat down with Zuri Hall to talk about her reaction to watching the docuseries. One thing she pointed out was that while they were in the courtroom “doing their jobs” they weren’t aware of just how much the world was watching this case and weighing in on it via social media. She said, “Really, for the most part, we had no idea that there was this media social storm brewing outside.” She adds that she’s “grateful” they didn’t know about the media attention so they could focus on doing their jobs.
Watch the video below to hear more of Vasquez’s reaction to watching the Netflix docuseries “Depp v. Heard” and to hear why she decided not to include certain evidence during the trial.
Are you going to watch “Depp v. Heard” on Netflix? Do you think the jury made the right decision?