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Johnny Depp, Amber Heard trial a ‘spectacle’

Amanda Knox weighed in on Johnny Depp’s defamation go well with in opposition to Amber Heard, writing on Tuesday that the trial-turned-“spectacle” has no winners — and saying she feels sympathy for the doomed couple.

“Who wins in a trial like this? Not Depp. Not Heard. Not us,” Knox wrote in an essay in The Independent.

Knox — who spent 4 years in an Italian jail after being wrongfully convicted of the 2007 homicide of British scholar Meredith Kercher — mentioned she is aware of “what it’s like to have the public decide you’re guilty.”

“I am still dealing with the psychological trauma of the public shaming I’ve endured. It’s no small thing” she wrote.

Knox spoke out to help Depp after he lost his 2020 UK libel case in opposition to the The Sun, “not because I knew he was innocent of abuse, but because … he was being punished by the court of public opinion without a guarantee for proportional sentencing or a right to appeal.”

After watching the Fairfax, Virginia trial, Knox mentioned she feels sympathy for Heard too, saying: “there’s a particular form of rancor that’s directed at girls.

“The more credible evidence that has emerged in Heard’s favor, the more violent the rhetoric against her has become.”

Then, referencing an unique report by The Post in April that two Depp supporters had been kicked out of courtroom for allegedly making threats in opposition to Heard, Knox wrote that “the death threats are not just online.”

Knox wrote that she knows
Knox wrote that she is aware of “what it’s like to have the public decide you’re guilty” in reference to her personal trial.
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Knox spoke out in support of Depp after he lost his 2020 libel suit against The Sun because he being was being
Knox spoke out in help of Depp after he lost his 2020 libel go well with in opposition to The Sun as a result of he being was being “punished by the court of public opinion.”
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“As someone who’s received plenty of death threats, I can tell you that, while it’s a fairly safe assumption that most are empty rhetoric fueled by rageful echo chambers, misinformation, and anonymity, you never know. And that slim chance is terrifying,” she mentioned.

Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 36, for defamation after she wrote in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed that wherein she known as herself a “public figure representing domestic violence.”

Heard, 36, then countersued him for $100 million, saying he defamed her when he and his lawyer Adam Waldman made statements to the press in 2020 that she had manufactured allegations of abuse.

Knox noted that Heard has been subjected to violent rhetoric during the trial.
Knox famous that Heard has been subjected to violent rhetoric in the course of the trial.
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Knox, 34, wouldn’t say her “opinion” on the trial, however ended her op-ed by warning readers are turning a authorized battle into gossip-filled leisure.

“No one, not even the privileged and wealthy, should have to face such unforgiving and unaccountable judgment.”

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