Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard: No, the actor did not borrow lines from The Talented Mr Ripley during his testimony

Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard: No, the actor did not borrow lines from The Talented Mr Ripley during his testimony

A claim that Amber Heard took from the plot ofThe talented Mr Ripley as his testimony at the Johnny Depp libel trial has been debunked.

After the Aquaman The actress gave her second day of testimony during the ongoing trial on Thursday, May 5, when she was accused of taking verbatim lines from director Anthony Minghella’s critically acclaimed film.

A popular claim on social media alleged that Heard’s departure statement borrowed the plot from the 1999 psychological thriller, which stars Jude Law, Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchett.

A number of social media users shared screenshots claiming to compare Heard’s testimony with lines from the film’s script. They claimed that Heard’s statement was almost verbatim with dialogue spoken by Gwyneth Paltrow’s character, Marge Duval, about Dickie (Law) in the film.

According to these unverified social media posts, Heard said, “When I was with Johnny, I felt like the most beautiful person in the world.

“You know, it made me feel seen, it made me feel… like a million dollars. It was like a dream. It was like, uh, absolute magic, and then it disappeared. And there would simply be no way to reach him, no way to contact him.

However, soon after the rumors started surfacing online, a fact-checking website Snopes.com quickly denied the rumor.

The online post revealed that Heard couldn’t have used the quotes from the film (which are authentic) because she “didn’t make an opening statement at all.”

In fact, his attorney made an opening statement on his behalf before he testified.

“The assertion that Heard repeated these lines of The talented Mr Ripley was featured on social media without any evidence,” the fact-check report read.

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“Those claiming this have not shared a video of Heard making the alleged statement, nor a link to any news articles containing this quote or a trial transcript that would support the charge.”

The publication noted that it was suspicious that the social media posts making the allegations did not share any video footage of Heard saying those words, given that the trial is being broadcast live.

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