Johnny Depp superfans are using conspiracy theories to attack Amber Heard and ridicule her abuse claims

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Fans of the Pirates of the Caribbean star have spread theories on social media claiming Amber Heard snorted cocaine during cross-examination and plagiarised her witness statement from The Talented Mr Ripley.

Period18 May 2022

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  • TitleFans of the Pirates of the Caribbean star have spread theories on social media claiming Amber Heard snorted cocaine during cross-examination and plagiarised her witness statement from The Talented Mr Ripley
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe i
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date18/05/22
    DescriptionAccording to Lincoln Geraghty, reader in popular media cultures and fandom expert at the University of Portsmouth, this is a typical defence strategy for fanbases when their desired celebrity is in hot water.

    “Depp fans are closing in — they’re looking at specific actions, they’re picking them apart. This is less of an attack strategy and more of a defence strategy on behalf of Depp. They’re sort of painting Amber as this weird, mad woman on the stand,” he told i.
    Producer/AuthorPoppy Wood
    URLhttps://inews.co.uk/culture/johnny-depp-superfans-conspiracy-theories-attack-amber-heard-dismiss-assault-claims-1638050
    PersonsLincoln Geraghty