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Special Edition: Verdict, Virality & Violence in Depp vs. Heard (w/ Emily D. Baker)

• 14 min

At times, it’s felt like the whole world tuned in to see the drama unfold between divorced actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. The defamation trial dominated the conversation on social media for the last month and a half and sharply divided viewers who took sides. The jury ultimately ruled in Depp’s favor and decided Heard lied about Depp abusing her. Supporters say Depp should be applauded for defending his reputation. Critics have expressed concern that this verdict could make domestic violence victims afraid to speak up against alleged abusers. To help provide an analysis of it all, I spoke with a legal expert: former L.A. county prosecutor and Youtube star Emily D. Baker. Her live-streamed coverage of the trial attracted hundreds of thousands of viewers. She’s weighing in on how the jury reached its decision, how celebrity factored into this trial, and her take on the lasting impact. This episode is brought to you by and Get ad-free episodes and support the show by becoming an INSIDER:  

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