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Like everyone else, when I heard about Amber Heard getting a restraining order against Johnny Depp, I was surprised. I couldn’t believe it. How could this man who was the epitome of romance in Chocolat ever do such a terrible thing? No not him, our beloved bad boy from 21 Jump Street. How could this “perfect” man do this? No! it’s not in his nature. This is Benny who loved Joon, not some monster. This man, who as a teenager I fell in love with and as an adult came to appreciate as a great actor could not betray us all like this. It was impossible for him to be a wife beater, he was famous for Pete’s sake. He could have any woman he wanted.
Then that word “betray” jumped out at me. As a survivor of domestic violence, I knew that word “betray” all too well. Betrayed is exactly how I felt when he first put his hands on me, my husband, the father of my children, my knight in shining armour who loved me to no end. BETRAYED I told myself there was no way this man I loved would hurt me, it was just some misunderstanding. My friends could not believe this man who loved me so much would ever lay a hand on me. They made excuses for him and convinced themselves and me that it was a one-time thing. But it wasn’t and he betrayed us all.
Johnny Depp was the standard by which we measured our men. If we could find someone to love us like Johnny in Chocolat. If we could find someone to make us laugh like Johnny in Benny and Joon. If we could find someone with those smoldering good looks like Johnny then he would be perfect. We built Johnny Depp into this perfect man in our dreams and now that we know the truth, that he has faults we feel betrayed. We don’t want to believe that this perfect man could be such a monster behind closed doors. We only had him in our dreams. Amber had him in real life. Imagine how betrayed she feels.
5 thoughts on “The Betrayal of Johnny Depp”
A surprise about Johnny. Good article with good information.
You are so very brave for telling your story! I am sorry you had to go through all of that and hope you are in a better place now. Stay strong.
I will not comment one way or the other. We are too quick to judge and don’t know the real facts at this point. I will wait for the court to decide, but no matter what a judge decides, there are already no winners in this.
He really does look like a grumpy, middle-aged, miserable old bastard in recent photos.
I’m sure he’ll get his comeuppance soon enough, if he has done the things he’s accused of, although it’s worth pointing out that all sorts of people have come forward to say that Amber Heard is lying, so we’ll have to wait and see.
Domestic violence is intolerable no matter who does it. I personally was able to just leave, but it’s hard for many people.
When I first heard the news, I was a little surprised. Growing up in a household, subjected to domestic violence, no one outside the house had any clue. With Johnny being so admired through the years, he apparently was good at hiding this ugliness. 🙂