Johnny Depp Vs Amber Heard: Monica Lewinsky Calls It “Audience Porn”


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Monica Lewinsky weighed in on Johnny Depp’s lawsuit against Amber Heard in an op-ed on Tuesday, calling it “courtroom porn and ‘pure car wreckage.’

“We have become so sensitive to this narrow and cynical cycle of dating on social media that we view the trial not as tragic or pathetic, but as pure car wreckage: accessible, vulgar and immediately gratifying,” she said. writing about Fairfax County Civil Court. trial in Virginia which was broadcast live on almost every major media outlet.

A combination of photos of Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton.
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She called the seven-week show “courtroom porn” that audiences are now consuming via biased social media feeds in the Vanity Fair article.

“We are soaked in the taint of filth and aggression from the social media wars,” wrote Lewinisky, 48, who is no stranger to scandal.

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Lewinsky was reviled for her affair with then-President Bill Clinton when she was a White House intern in the 1990s and became the central figure in his impeachment.

A combination photo of Johnny Depp aznd Amber Heard at Fairfax County Circuit Court in Va. on May 26, 2022.

A combination photo of Johnny Depp aznd Amber Heard at Fairfax County Circuit Court in Va. on May 26, 2022.
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“Having been a victim of this kind of cruelty, I can tell you that the scars never fade,” she wrote, noting that the negative discourse online was mostly directed at Amber Heard, “the woman.”

Depp is suing Heard for $50 million over an op-ed she wrote identifying herself as a victim of domestic violence.

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Heard is suing for $100 million, accusing Depp and his attorney, Adam Waldman, of defaming her in a series of statements calling her abuse allegations a “hoax.”

The seven-member jury began deliberating on Friday afternoon and has yet to deliver its verdict.

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“The obsessive chatter around the Depp-Heard trial is just one small example of the ever-growing and ever-more exacting search for schadenfreude and titillation,” Lewinsky continued. “It does not matter who the verdict of the jury favors – whether it be the defendant Heard or the plaintiff Depp –we are guilty.”


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