Amber Heard's Testimony Has Fans Drawing Comparisons To Gone Girl

Amber Heard's recent testimony in her high-stakes defamation trial with Johnny Depp has caused some raised eyebrows on social media. Viewers have noticed suspicious similarities between the Aquaman star's claims and scenes from David Fincher's Gone Girl, the 2014 romance thriller starring Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck. Some people have even accused Heard of stealing ideas from the film in order to make her case against her ex-husband.

Perhaps the most disturbing allegation the Aquaman star made against Depp is that he physically abused her with a liquor bottle and threatened to "carve up" her face. She described the purported incident in explicit detail, claiming that Depp's aggression had been fueled by his jealousy over her working with Eddie Redmayne on The Danish Girl as well as Billy Bob Thornton on London Fields. Dr. Dawn Hughes, the forensic psychologist hired by Heard's legal team, testified to those claims as well.

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Such a scenario bears a striking resemblance to one scene in Gone Girl where Amy Dunne, the film's main character, describes the exact same 'bottle' incident to authorities. Of course, it is quickly revealed that Dunne is making it all up, even going as far as to inflict the damage on herself in order to make her lies consistent and believable. Viewers also noted that Dunne wrote letters to herself in the film; a practice that Heard claims she also did during her marriage to Depp. It is important to note that these similarities do not necessarily refute Heard's allegations.

However, what remains unclear to some people is whether Heard's medical records actually line up with her claims. In Fincher's Gone Girl, Dunne was hospitalized after her 'bottle' incident, which would seem to be the obvious next step in such a situation. Viewers have therefore questioned whether Heard was examined after her 'bottle' incident since the current assumption is that she did not seek care after the alleged event.

In the meanwhile, an ongoing petition to remove Heard from Aquaman 2 has garnered over 4.5 million signatures, while a new petition to reinstate Depp in the next Pirates of the Caribbean is approaching 1 million signatures. At this time, it is unclear whether Warner Bros. and Disney will succumb to the fans' demands or not, but what is certain is that both Heard and Depp's careers will forever be changed by this defamation case, regardless of the result. The $50 million defamation trial is expected to conclude this May 19 with the judge's final verdict.

Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom is scheduled for theatrical release on March 17, 2023.

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