To Sue for Defamation – YOU NEED CLEAN HANDS!
By Syndicated Staff
- Be very sure you don’t have any previously unknown criminal acts in your background before you sue anyone because discovery goes both ways!
- Read or download Amber Heard’s APPEAL DOCUMENT (below)
- Read Johnny Depp’s property list (fascinating!)
- Listen to audio of Heard herself as she threatens to frame Depp unless he gives her what she wants!
The Johnny Depp – Amber Heard defamation trial has been an eye opener for everyone. It made many active business leaders and professionals around the world take a good look at what defamation is and what it is not.
During the trial an audio was played in which Amber Heard clearly states she is going to lie in court unless Johnny Depp states that their arguments were “fair fights”. Then she dares Johnny Depp to tell the truth about being a domestic violence victim. She challenges him that…
“No one, not the judge nor jury will believe you”.
There are only five defenses to defamation. The first on the list is “the truth“.
- The truth (legal documents, bank receipts mean everything!) If you can prove what you’re saying – the defamation case loses all standing.
- The allegedly defamatory statement was merely a statement of opinion.
- Consent to the publication of the allegedly defamatory statement.
- Absolute privilege (applicable to all victims).
- Qualified privilege.
- Retraction of the allegedly defamatory statement.
The remarks Amber Heard was held accountable for by the jury in the Depp-Heard defamation case began with a statement in which she identified herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse”. That foolish line became her undoing.
People ask why the Washington Post was not named in the Depp defamation case. That is because the article appeared as an op-ed published by the Washington Post in 2018. The ACLU eventually came out claiming to have authored the article’s “draft”. However, the Washington Post was not named in the Depp lawsuit because of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY, Petitioner, v. L. B. SULLIVAN. Ralph D. ABERNATHY et al., Petitioners, v. L. B. SULLIVAN case which protects publications from defamation accusations if the newspaper has multiple sources cited. The publication need not identify the sources unless of course a judge demands the sources be produced in future (yes that’s happened in various cases on multiple occasions).
Make sure you have clean hands!
When your hands are clean and you believe you’ve been defamed, you should proceed to mount a defamation case against whomever you feel has defamed you. But if your hands are not clean and you have a criminal record, a sordid past, it’s a bad idea to file a defamation lawsuit against anyone because with today’s sophisticated technology, raw facts and evidence are easily available.
And keep in mind that the only thing that shuts down a defamation allegation is the truth – most especially when it’s backed up by solid documentation, witness accounts, affidavits and or video. Even texts, email and voice messages are fair game.
Pick your battles carefully because the defamation case you launch today, could destroy you, your family and friends and most especially affect your children negatively for years to come.
Amber Heard’s Appeal
Inventory of Johnny Depp’s Properties