The Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial might be over, but the ridicule isn’t … especially for folks who disagree with the jury, and stand by Amber.
Ruth Glenn, CEO of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, tells TMZ … since releasing a statement in support of Amber last week, the group has been besieged by Depp fans on all fronts.
She says some of the backlash amounts to impassioned commentary — including sentiments that NCADV doesn’t believe men can be abused, that real DV victims believe Johnny and even more shots at Amber … like people calling her a liar or a “psycho.”
As for the people pointing out NCADV leaders are clearly pro-Amber — their statement said they were “appalled by the verdict” — Glenn admits that’s accurate, because her org thinks Amber is the victim in this case … despite the jury’s verdict.
That being said, Glenn tells us the vitriol — toward Amber and her supporters — is unwarranted, and she adds even Ray Rice didn’t get publicly dragged this much after his infamous domestic violence case.
As for what the future holds, Glenn says the #MeToo movement won’t suffer a permanent setback, but she does think people need to rethink what it means to believe all survivors.
In the short term, though, she suspects this verdict might affect how DV victims come forward and speak on these issues.
Of course, not all orgs advocating for DV victims are on the same page about who’s the actual abuser in this case. As we saw, another high-profile one based out of Italy, Mission NGO, came out in support of Johnny at the height of the trial.