The Depp-Heard trial verdict isn’t surprising. What I saw in the courtroom sickened me

I reported on this trial for seven weeks, and I never got over the cruelty

It took the jury in the Johnny Depp v Amber Heard trial less than three days to reach a verdict.

They started on a Friday afternoon, broke on Memorial Day weekend

and returned on Tuesday May 31. By early afternoon the following day

they had made their determination and found that Heard defamed

her ex-husband in a 2018 op-ed written for The Washington Post.

In other words, Depp won the trial in the US that he lost in the UK

after suing The Sun’s publishing company over a headline calling him a wife-beater.

I reported on this trial over the course of seven weeks. It took over my professional life, and many of my personal conversations.