Barlow explained that despite her position as a celebrity, the actress “had to fight for her life.”
Eve Barlow, a close friend of Amber Heard, has accused women who support the actress’ ex-husband, Johnny Depp, of being motivated by “envy” and “low self-esteem”. According to Barlow, a British music journalist, women “hate” Heard, 36, out of jealousy for her attractiveness.
“It’s easy for women with low self-esteem to hate AH [Amber Heard] or justify their prejudice against archetypal female strength/beauty by denying their envy of it,” Barlow tweeted Tuesday, May 10.
Barlow explained that despite her celebrity status, the actress “had to fight for her life.” Barlow was violently booted out of the Virginia courtroom for texting and tweeting in the front row at the start of the $50 million defamation trial between the former couple.
“She still had no savior. It’s a lot easier to empathize with a woman playing damsel in distress than it is with a woman who needed to break free,” Barlow wrote. Barlow, a former deputy editor of British music and entertainment website NME and contributor to New York Magazine, responded to a question from legal expert Dr. Charlotte Proudman. dr Proudman had tweeted, asking her followers: “Do women hate other women? And if you think they will, why?”
Depp sued Heard in 2018 over a Washington Post comment in which she claimed to be a “public figure who advocates domestic violence.” Although the article doesn’t name Depp at the heart of the case, it claims that it apparently references claims Heard made elsewhere that he physically abused her. Depp has denied the allegations.
Last week, Heard testified on the witness stand how Depp allegedly assaulted her amid confrontations fueled by drugs and envy, and in 2015 threatened to “cut up” her face with a bottle on many occasions before thrusting one into her. Heard’s testimony will continue when the court reconvenes next Monday, May 16.
Barlow has used her public position to attack Heard’s many opponents, including women who have accused her of lying about being abused by Depp during their rocky marriage. Meanwhile, a new TikTok trend has led to several allegedly humorous re-enactments of Heard’s testimony about the alleged attack. “Listen, anyone protecting Amber Heard’s TikTok abuse is acting in bad faith,” the music journalist tweeted to her 48,500 followers on Monday. “One cannot argue that coming forward does not have a deterrent effect on survivors. Anyone who actively pokes fun at allegations of abuse contributes to this silence. Point.”