All eyes are on Johnny Depps $50 million lawsuits that the actor launched against his ex wife Amber Heard for defaming him in the opened the Aquaman actor penned for The Washington Post.The high profile case revolves around the damages Depp suffered after his former partner claimed that she was a domestic abuse survivor in the article.I spoke up against sexual violence and faced our cultures wrath. That has to change was the headline for the controversial piece published in 2018.I was exposed to abuse at a very young age. I knew certain things early on without ever having to be told. I knew that men have the power physically socially and financially and that a lot of institutions support that arrangement Heard expressed in her article.
I knew this long before I had the words to articulate it and I bet you learned it young too. Like many women I had been harassed and sexually assaulted by the time I was of college age.But I kept quiet I did not expect filing complaints to bring justice. And I did not see myself as a victim she continued.Although Heard never mentioned Depp in her write up she referred to herself as a public figure representing domestic abuse.Then two years ago I became a public figure representing domestic abuse and I felt the full force of our cultures wrath for women who speak out Heard wrote.The Rum Diary actor said that women have been confronting these men who are buoyed by social economic and cultural power in every institution.Throughout her article Heard shed light on MeToo and how institutions can be protective towards women.