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While the Depp-Heard trial is messy, it is Johnny Depp who comes out looking better, suggests Taryn Ryder of Yahoo News. Crucial is that Amber Heard admitted to assaulting him in a pre-recorded message played to the court. This evidence, in addition to pictures of Depp's injuries, shed a bad light on her as someone that committed violence toward him. The gruesome details of him losing the tip of his finger after she threw a bottle at him and her snubbing a cigarette on his cheek only add to this narrative. Heard comes across as very abusive, which appears to have been Depp's goal: clearing his name and highlighting the mistreatment he suffered.

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Amber Heard's testimony broke down any image of Johnny Depp being a victim that he may have fashioned for himself, asserts Maureen Callahan of the New York Post. Her stories highlighted his emotional and physical abuse, from a graphic description of sexual assault to multiple instances of attacking her. Depp's bodyguard testified that he had hit her, causing her nose to bleed. Other witnesses backed up her account of him threatening to break two women's wrists. He frightened her and his own children, often drinking heavily in front of them. Heard says she simply wants to move on with her life but is being dragged into courtrooms by Depp. It is hard not to believe her.

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