Hagen Engler
3 minute read
22 Apr 2022
2:52 pm

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial makes you realize men are victims of abuse too

Hagen Engler

'Whatever the outcome of his defamation case, the fact remains that theirs was a toxic relationship.'

Demonstrators take part in a march against gender-based violence, 29 August 2020, at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg. Demonstrations also took place around South Africa including Cape Town, Pretoria and Durban. South African femicide rates are five times the global average according to statistics South Africa. Picture: Michel Bega

It’s not an easy thing for men to do, in this environment when we are so often the aggressors, but men also need to come to terms with this truism: we, too, are victims of abuse. This was brought home to me again as I saw superstar Johnny Depp testifying about instances of abuse at the hands of his former partner. Whatever the outcome of his defamation case, the fact remains that theirs was a toxic relationship, and on many occasions, Depp was a victim. Also Read: Johnny Depp rejects ‘disturbing’ abuse charges brought by ex-wife Amber Heard He may...