Later in the day, Heard’s attorney Benjamin Rottenborn began his closing arguments. While the case is about Heard and Depp, Rottenborn argued that this decision could have an impact on other domestic abuse victims.
“Think about the message that Mr. Depp and his attorneys are sending to Amber, and by extension to every victim of domestic abuse everywhere,” he said. “If you didn’t take pictures, it didn’t happen. If you did take pictures, they’re fake. If you didn’t tell your friends, you’re lying. If you did tell your friends, they’re part of the hoax.”
“If you didn’t seek medical treatment, you weren’t injured,” he continued. “If you did seek medical treatment, you’re crazy. If you do everything that you can to help your spouse, the person you love, rid himself of the crushing drug and alcohol abuse that spins him into rage filled monster, you’re a nag.”