The Depp verdict could bring a chilling effect for domestic abuse survivors

Even before the verdict came in, the six-week-long trial between Johnny Depp and

Amber Heard had ramifications beyond the courtroom.

Experts were warning that anti-feminist groups

were using the trial to mobilize and that defamation lawsuits

were being used to silence survivors of domestic violence.

Now that a jury has sided with Depp,

advocates say the verdict could have a chilling effect

on other survivors looking to speak out against their abusers.

"It just adds another barrier to what victims and survivors have to deal