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Tags: johnny depp | amber heard | trial | defamation | opinion piece | media accountability project

Depp Verdict Celebrated as Win Over 'Fake News'

Actor Johnny Depp gestures to spectators in court after closing arguments at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 27. (Steve Helber/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 03 June 2022 06:39 AM EDT

The eroding credibility of establishment media outlets took another hit this week after a jury found actor Johnny Depp was defamed by ex-wife Amber Heard in an opinion piece the actress authored for the Washington Post – a once-revered newspaper whose integral role in the Depp trial served as only its most recent blunder in a string of embarrassing missteps.

While public trust in the corporate media has been crumbling for years, Edelman's 2022 global "Trust Barometer" calculates that 67% of people worldwide believe journalists are "purposely trying to mislead people by saying things they know are false or gross exaggerations."

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The eroding credibility of establishment media outlets took another hit this week after a jury found actor Johnny Depp was defamed by ex-wife Amber Heard in an opinion piece the actress authored for the Washington Post.
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