Despite the fact that Johnny Depp’s controversial defamation trial against Amber Heard ended this Friday, the controversy continues to be present. A day after the jury began deliberating in the libel case, Heard’s ex-partner, Elon Musk, who was one of the possible witnesses, finally broke his silence after being involved in the pending case. the final decision of the jury.
For weeks, the trial between the Hollywood stars captivated the general public, awakening the opinions of users on social networks in favor of one or the other. While the owner of SpaceX and Tesla was expected to appear in court as a witness, Musk preferred to refrain from taking the stand or testifying virtually. However, it seems that the billionaire was waiting for the trial to end to express his opinion on the matter.
Musk and Heard were in a relationship for some time after she split from Depp. During the trial, the tycoon was named on more than one occasion in the testimonies, even Depp’s lawyers showed images of the actress having nightly “meetings” with the businessman, who appeared in a video captured by the security cameras inside the elevator of penthouse that the actress shared with the interpreter of Jack Sparrow while he was on a trip.
After remaining silent for the first six weeks of the legal dispute, Heard’s ex took to Twitter to express his thoughts on the case. It all started with a tweet from podcaster Lex Fridman, who offered his conclusion to the libel trial via Twitter:
My takeaways from Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial:
1. Fame is one hell of a drug (for some).
2. Psychiatrists & lawyers come in drastically varying levels of skill.
3. Lying to millions of people is something humans are capable of.
4. Love can be messy.
5. Mega pint of wine.
— Lex Fridman (@lexfridman) May 27, 2022
My takeaways from Johnny Depp’s trial against Amber Heard:
1. Fame is an incredible drug (for some).
2. Psychiatrists and lawyers have drastically different skill levels.
3. Lying to millions of people is something that humans are capable of.
4. Love can be complicated.
5. Mega pint of wine.
For his part, Musk, 50, later responded to Fridman’s tweet, writing:
I hope they both move on. At their best, they are each incredible.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 28, 2022
I hope you both keep going. At their best, they’re both amazing.
However, his comment angered some users, who were outraged at his stance and accused him of being a “hypocrite” and a “liar”:
Admit that you had an affair with Amber when she was still married to Johnny. Camera footage and times don’t lie, but you do.
Pure hypocrisy. You got into her bed while she was married to Johnny Depp. You knew that Amber Heard had no bruises or injuries, but you chose to be a coward and not go to your court date. What secrets does she hide from you?