Carine Hartman
Chief sub-editor
2 minute read
4 Jun 2022
5:00 am

There’s a Turd in GBV water

Carine Hartman

Amber Heard spat in the face of every true victim of abuse, writes Carine Hartman

Actress Amber Heard during the defamation trial. Photo: Jim LO SCALZO / POOL / AFP

It’s like crying rape but it never happened – that’s the damage Amber Heard caused to the fight against gender-based violence. And she sure lived up to her social media nickname: Amber Turd. Not that I normally would even look twice at a Hollywood starlet scandal, but nobody could not notice it: her bitter court drama against big star Johnny Depp flooded social media – and left a bitter, bitter taste, at least in my mouth. So let’s mouth off: she claimed in 2019 already she was a victim of domestic violence; Depp hit her; Depp the “wife-beater”. The world...