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Injustice On A Platter Of Democratic And Public Justice

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Written by   73
7 months ago

I don't know if you've been following the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard saga, but I've stumbled upon it in the news a few times, although I didn't pay much attention to it. As of now, the trial has come to an end and Amber Heard has been marked the villain; a tag that came with a hefty sum in damages to the tune of $15million. Say what you will about the case, I respect your opinion, but I'm here to highlight a few things.

This whole saga can be said to have played out before, just without Amber being a party. How you may be asked? A newspaper in the UK once publish an article in which Mr Depp was called a "woman beater". Me Depp sued the paper to court and promptly lost. What that effectively meant is that the court agreed with the newspaper that Mr Depp is indeed a woman beater who had been abusing Ms Amber. 

Ms Amber is only a villain today because she dared to repeat that same statement, unfortunately for her, on American soil, the supposed land of freedom and justice. She was sued by Mr Depp for $50million in damages. She responded by counter-suing for $100million. The big question we should all be asking ourselves now is this, how is it that the same case, with the same set of evidence, has resulted in two conflicting judgements in two different jurisdictions. Maybe, the British judges are terrible at their job and the justice system over there is dead?

Before you make that judgement, let me give you a few facts. In the British case, the case was decided by only a judge, but not do in the American case. America has a juror system where civilians are supposed to be granted the powers of a judge. This group of civilians preselected before a case gets to listen to the argument and determine the guilty party as well as the judgement. The judge, in this case, is simply their errand boy who reads out their verdict. 

While in the British case justice was in the hands of a man who had been trained to recognise truth from a sea of lies, to recognise deceit and manipulations of desperate men, and to deliver justice without fear or favour, the American case was determined by a random group of people whose sense of justice draws from emotions, gamble, guesses and social media.

Like a lot of things we think we know today, what we think we know of this whole saga is far too underwhelming compared to what we should use to come to an assessment of it, but I'll be dissecting a few things tomorrow, so we can see how this whole case has shown that justice is subjective. This whole case has also shown me that not all those that have been convicted of one crime or the other are anywhere close to being guilty. 

To be continued..

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I saw the news a few times and also came across the judgment, for what I saw on social media, amber was claiming victim because she's a woman and everyone will believe her story, Depp almost lost everything, and some top movie productions were telling him to step down as an actor because of the accusation, sometimes we don't understand women violating men until we are in the position as the men, she couldn't bring out evidence and you want the judge to just pardon her because she's a woman, I hope you don't come across women threats cause if you don't have evidence to back up your claims when a woman accused you of something, it's over.

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7 months ago

Just like the jury, you collected evidence and passed judgement on social media.. Amber wasn't playing victim, she was a victim

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7 months ago

The case between them wasn't majorly that of abuse, it was about defamation. When it comes to abuse, there were both guilty and a lot of evidence was presented showing Amber abusing Depp and telling him to go tell the world that he is a victim of domestic violence. If you followed the court hearings, it was very obvious that Amber was lying because her stories had so many inconsistencies, all the evidence she brought were debunked right there in court and the only thing she could rely on were her tears. Make she go sleep abeg, she should take her L in peace and move on

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7 months ago

Everybody with their own opinion. If she was abused as she claimed, where is the defamation??

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7 months ago

According to their marriage counselor, it was a mutual abuse but it's mostly Amber that instigates it, na she find trouble but na she still wan dey claim Mrs right and pretending to be the victim 🥱. The abuse that Depp only did was verbal, that was according to the marriage counselor but Amber claimed she was physically assaulted, that is the defamation we are talking about

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7 months ago

This is serious

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