Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard Documentary To Examine TikTok’s Impact on Outcome


In a new documentary by NBC News, Johnny Depp’s and Amber Heard will discuss in detail the defamation case and the impact of social networking on the verdict. Variety reports. Wednesday, A Marriage on Trial: Johnny Depp & Amber Heard. Truth in the Age of Social MediaPremieres at 10:30 p.m. ET on the NBC News Now platform. Also available streaming on or Peacock.

“The Depp v. Heard defamation trial evoked two distinct reactions – those who couldn’t get enough and those who received more than they wanted,”Network spoke of the new documentary, which is 30 minutes long. “The new deep-dive documentary explores why the trial overwhelmed social media, specifically TikTok, and what viewers missed if social media coverage was their only news source. In the wake of a verdict that surprised legal experts, NBC News examines how the trial evolved into the TikTok trial and what the verdict means for future domestic abuse cases.”

Interviews with Elaine Bredehoft (Heard’s attorney), Ruth Glenn, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence CEO Ruth Glenn and Jamie Abrams (American University law professor and expert in gendered violence), NBC News senior news reporter Doha Maani, NBC News tech reporter Kat Tenbarge and NBC News culture reporter Kat Tenbarge are included in the documentary. People MagazineNigel Smith of’s Nigel Smith and other information.

Heard has previously called out social media’s role in the jury ruling against her in the high-profile defamation trial, with TikTok hashtags #justiceforjohnnydepp racking up nearly 20 billion views while #justiceforamberheard only brought in about 80 million, according to NBC. “I don’t blame [the jury] – I actually understand,”Heard Depp praise Savannah Guthrie during an interview. TODAYThe verdict was finally released. “He’s a beloved character, and people feel they know him. He’s a fantastic actor.”

“I don’t care what one thinks about me or what judgments you want to make about what happened in the privacy of my own home, in my marriage, behind closed doors,”The AquamanActress said. “I don’t presume the average person should know those things. And so I don’t take it personally.”She continued: “But even somebody who is sure I’m deserving of all this hate and vitriol, even if you think that I’m lying, you still couldn’t look me in the eye and tell me that you think on social media there’s been a fair representation. You cannot tell me that you think that this has been fair.”