‘Graphic’ series on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard case set for release
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After previously watching the events unfold live from a Virginia courtroom, curious members of the public will soon be able to relive the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in a new docu-series analysing the recent defamation case.
People across the globe were gripped earlier this year as various shocking claims and revelations were made during Depp and Heard's trial, in which the Pirates of the Caribbean star was suing his ex-wife over an article in which she had implied she was a victim of abuse.
Depp was ultimately awarded more than $10 million in damages after weeks of testimony from witnesses and experts, and now those who followed the case will be able to get a closer look at the evidence put forward in the trial.
Johnny vs Amber: The US Trial is set to be released later this month on Discovery+, with a press release explaining it will present a 'forensic account of the key evidence and turning points of the case from both sides'.
Viewers will see 'in graphic detail the struggles inside the dysfunctional and turbulent A-list marriage' over the course of two episodes, which are also expected to include interviews with Depp’s lawyers, legal experts, and reporters.
The first of the two episodes is set to focus on Depp's side of the story, looking into his 'abusive childhood and drug dependencies', as well as presenting 'an alternative version of events that show Johnny to be a victim of domestic abuse himself', according to NME.
Following that, the second episode will dive into Heard's version of events, including 'her detailed description of alleged sexual assault told on camera for the first time' and how 'advocates of Depp mercilessly attacked her via social media'.
A synopsis for the show explains that it will give viewers another chance to reach their own conclusions on whose side, if any, they are on.
“The series gives a forensic account of the key evidence and turning points of the case from both sides, allowing viewers to make up their own minds about who to believe," it explains.
News of the documentary comes after Heard filed an official notice to appeal the outcome of the trial, with a spokesperson claiming that the court 'made errors that prevented a just and fair verdict consistent with the first amendment'.
After Depp was awarded damages in the case, Heard released a statement describing herself as 'heartbroken' and claiming the result was a 'setback' for women.
Johnny vs Amber: The US Trial is released on Discovery+ on Tuesday 20 September.