A handy guide a rough recap… Amber Heard was once introduced as an American Civil Liberties Union (UCLA) ambassador in December 2018, similtaneously her Washington Put up article was once printed.
The ACLU could also be certainly one of two organisations she pledged to donate her $7m divorce agreement to (and the volume has been wondered in court docket previous this morning).
ACLU leader running officer Terence Dougherty is answering questions on this and is now being proven an electronic mail from a Gerry Johnson, who on the time labored within the union’s communications division, soliciting for ideas on Heard writing an op-ed on gender-based violence. This was once despatched ahead of the object on the center of this example was once printed.
Why was once the ACLU recommending Heard write in this matter? Mr Dougherty is requested through certainly one of Depp’s staff.
He says that as she had agreed to be an envoy and paintings on girls’s rights problems, concepts have been being generated for her to write down an opinion column.
“If she feels relaxed she may just interweave her non-public tale,” the e-mail says.
Mr Dougherty is then proven a chain of communications concerning the op-ed through which an ACLU personnel member sends a draft.
“I attempted to assemble your hearth and rage and actually attention-grabbing research and form that into an op-ed shape,” she says within the electronic mail.
Mr Dougherty says he took “hearth and rage” to be about gender-based violence and now not particularly Johnny Depp.
Used to be it your figuring out that it was once the ACLU personnel member who ready the primary draft of the op-ed?” Mr Dougherty is requested.
There is a slight pause ahead of he replies: “Sure.”
“Your legal professionals must assessment this for the best way I skirted round speaking about your marriage,” the emails say and in addition that they hope it does not put Heard in “jeopardy” as a result of the non-disclosure settlement she signed as a part of her divorce.