Depp v. Heard gets official trailer as legal trial is turned into Netflix series
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The legal battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard dominated headlines in 2022 and was the talk of Tinsel Town for months.
Now the trailer for a Netflix docuseries based on the trial had been released - and is set to get everybody talking all over again.
In particular, it will pay close attention to the nature of truth and how this has changed in a world dominated by social media apps like TikTok.
Given that the trial generated such buzz on social media, it's only inevitable that it would be given a large amount of focus.
On TikTok, audio of Heard's testimony was turned into a trend and compilations were made of the trial's 'best bits'.
Depp would later sue his ex-wife for defamation after she wrote an article for The Washington Post in which she described herself as a victim of domestic abuse.
He sued her for $50 million while she issued a counterclaim for $100 million, which resulted in a high-profile trial.
Ultimately, Depp won in court and Heard was ordered to pay $15 million in damages, which was later reduced to $10 million and eventually $1 million.
This was paid to Depp in June 2023, with the money being donated by the actor to five different charities.
However, Heard was also paid $2 million in damages due to the fact that Depp's lawyer, Adam Waldman, referred to her claims as a 'hoax'.
Since the trial concluded last year, both of the stars have returned to their acting careers.
Heard is still set to appear in Aquaman 2 despite rumours that she would be dropped from the film.
Depp, on the other hand, has starred in a period drama Jeanne du Barry, portraying the French King Louis XV.
In December 2022, Heard attempted to appeal the trial's verdict but ultimately decided not to pursue it.
The 37-year-old actress said in a statement: "I have made no admission. This is not an act of concession. There are no restrictions or gags with respect to my voice moving forward."
Depp v. Heard will be released to Netflix on August 16.