Actress Amber Heard did not plagiarize a fragment of the script of the film The Talented Mr. Ripley in her first appearance in the libel trial faced by her ex-husband, also an actor Johnny Depp, as evidenced by the records of the trial, in which there is no trace of these lines.
Since May 4, social network users have confirmed in both English and Spanish that Heard literally copied part of The Talented Mr. Ripley and compared an alleged fragment of the process with the original screenplay of the American film, which was released in 1999 .
The suspense film is played by Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law who star in a dark relationship that leads to crime and deception.
Heard reportedly copied verbatim a paragraph from the character Marge Sherwood (Gwyneth Paltrow), who says, “The thing with Dickie… it’s like the sun is shining on you, and it’s glorious. And then he forgets about you and it’s very, very cold… When you have his attention you feel like you’re the only person in the world, that’s why everyone loves him so much.”
The photos shared by netizens, which have garnered tens of thousands of reactions, show two columns: one titled Amber Heard and the other The Talented Mr. Ripley with the same text in both, as evidence that Heard only took Dickie’s name from Johnny (Depp) changed his statement.
“BOMB: Amber Heard plagiarizes stuff from movies all the time. Part of his statement is taken verbatim from 1999’s The Talented Mr. Riley,” said a Twitter user who shared the image in a tweet that had more than 12,000 likes.
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FACTS: A review of transcripts of Heard’s performances, which are around 7 hours long and available on YouTube, reveals that he never mentions the phrases attributed to him.
review of the hearings
Multiple outlets are uploading the full videos of Depp and Heard’s hearings to YouTube. EFE uses the transcripts available on the platform to verify that There is no trace that the actress literally uttered the phrases attributed to her.
About 30 minutes into her first testimony, on Wednesday, May 4, the 14th day of the trial, the defendant explains how her romance with Depp began in the shadows of public opinion and asserts that she describes herself as “the most beautiful person in the world “ feel. “world,” and that the actor made her “feel seen” like “it was worth a million bucks.”
“You know it was, it was, it was beautiful, it was … I felt like this man knew me and saw me in a way no one else had, I felt like he understood me.” , I felt like he understood where I came from, I felt when I was around Johnny I felt like the most beautiful person in the world, you know, it made me feel seen become, it made me feel like a million bucks,” he says.
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He later claims to have felt like he was in a “bubble” due to the intensity of their relationship, then explains that if Depp drank alcohol, he would “disappear” and then come back “changed”.
Some users share these images to also associate them with The Talented Mr. Ripley movie, but Heard’s story is far from an exact copy of the script.
The first time they are in court
It’s the first time the two celebs will face each other in court: The actress was present as a witness at the trial, which took place in London in 2020 and lost the Depp, as charges were brought against the British newspaper The Sun for an article who called the actor a “woman aggressor”.
While it was primarily Depp’s attorneys who portrayed Heard as the person who held a position of abusiveness in the relationship, it is now the actress’s defense who seeks to counter that image with the version of her witnesses and experts.
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Depp is seeking $50 million in compensation for publishing an article in The Washington Post in 2018 following her divorce in which she claimed she suffered “domestic violence.”