I feel this needs to be addressed and not just here, but over the entire internet. Domestic violence is a serious charge. Although Amber Heard released a photo of a mark on her face, we need to remember that the Los Angeles police department did not see any physical marks on her. They also did not see or smell any destruction in the apartment that Amber Heard, in her court filing said was present.
I am not picking sides in this post, what I am pointing out is at this point we have a discrepancy between what Amber Heard filed, and what the police witnessed and saw. People are quick to side with anyone who shows a mark on their person, and jump saying without a doubt they must be telling the truth. In this case maybe it is true, maybe not, but we must be careful to wait for all the facts to come out. Especially when the story doesn’t match what the police saw. They do not take a 911 call like that lightly.
They are trained to look for evidence when they arrive. Too many women and men who are abused will try to brush it off so they will not endure further abuse once the police are gone. (they are afraid) in this scenario we have Amber Heard stating in court records there were numerous things broken, wine on the walls and furniture, and a mark on her face. (remember that mark was photographed that very evening by her friend Raquel.) It wasn’t just red, it showed scratching as well. The police didn’t see that? They missed the wine and destruction?
Meanwhile Johnny Depp’s side (lawyers) weren’t even given enough time to respond to all of Amber Heard’s declarations and prepare and sit down meeting to address her wants. Divorces don’t go quick when large sums of money are at stake.
Also, Amber Heard has already been caught once falsifying documents. (Australia) this doesn’t mean she has lied about any abuse, what it does mean is that we need to take a step back before crucifying anyone, and look at what we know so far, and then wait. There are always two sides to every story. Although the majority of domestic abuse charges are real, unfortunately there are some cases that are found to be false. It happens A LOT. Use google and search for falsely accused of domestic violence.
We have to wait for all the evidence. Not give into being emotionally driven just because we have been a victim of abuse, or we don’t like someone.
WHAT WE DO KNOW is that the police didn’t see what she described in her court filing. The mark on her face didn’t appear later, or two days later. In the documents it states the photo of her face was taken that very evening when the alleged abuse occurred. The police didn’t see any physical signs or marks. Amber Heard also said the argument was verbal not physical to the police, but changed her story later to her attorney.
Johnny’s team is going to present their side. Amber Heard has presented her side. We wait for other evidence to shed more light. Until then we have to reserve our opinions to an extent because we weren’t there. We simply don’t have enough insight or inside knowledge. Innocent until proven guilty, not guilty until proven innocent. Kangaroo court doesn’t work.
A photo of a mark on someones face looks horrible for the accused, but so does saying there was a noticeable mark the evening of the alleged abuse, (plus destruction) yet the police didn’t see anything that was reported.