Four Hostile Newspapers are More to be Feared than a Thousand Bayonets

8 min readFeb 16, 2020

Johnny Depp paid Amber Heard seven million dollars to stop abusing him.

Yes, of course, it’s what she was entitled to in the divorce etc. but imagine that headline. Just as a hypothetical: if it had been Amber Heard paying Johnny Depp a divorce settlement, and we then came to find out he was recalcitrant monster, I’m pretty sure people would be calling for his head. And an annulment. I’m not going to go diving into the psyche of Amber Heard. I don’t think it’s a place I’d like to explore, but the idea that someone not only abused another but then paraded themselves around as the actual victim is something I’d be willing to say the majority of society finds reprehensible.

Just so we’re clear, I do not believe this was a mutual abuse situation. I’m not saying that can’t or doesn’t happen, I’m saying this wasn’t one of those instances. If you look at all the evidence as a whole there are common themes that run throughout. Firstly: We’ve seen quite a bit of it and nearly everything Depp’s lawyer, Adam Waldman, has mentioned has made its way to the public in some form. Secondly: Everyone who has submitted a declaration as a witness to the couple behaving towards each other has echoed the same sentiment. Johnny is quiet, reserved, non-confrontational, passive, tries to get away from any heated situations.