‘People want to kill me’: How has online abuse of Amber Heard become acceptable?

“People want to kill me, and they tell me so every day,” an emotional Amber Heard told jurors as she gave evidence for a final time towards the end of Johnny Depp’s libel trial against her. “People want to put my baby in the microwave – and they tell me that.”

Whatever the outcome of this libel trial, whatever you believe about what Deppor Heardmay or may not have lied about when it comes to who hit who and who started what, the actress’s description of a “campaign” against her that is echoed every day on social media – that she is “harassed, humiliated, threatened every single day” – is undeniable.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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