‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Actor Believes Amber Heard Lifted Lines From ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’
Ellis, who has been a Justice for Johnny supporter for years posted Heard’s remarks alongside a few lines of The Talented Mr. Ripley script. He’s convinced she is lying and has spoken to Showbiz Cheat Sheet in the past about his support for Depp.
Did she recite ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’?
Ellis compared Heard’s remarks and the lines delivered by the Ripley character Marge Sherwood played by Gwyneth Paltrow. “The thing with [Johnny] … it’s like the sun shines on you, and it’s glorious. And then he forgets you and it’s very, very cold,” Heard reportedly shared. “When you have his attention, you feel like you’re the only person in the world, that’s why everybody loves him so much.”
The Talented Mr. Ripley script showed Marge repeating the exact same lines. She’s speaking to Tom Ripley (Matt Damon). But instead of the name “Johnny,” Marge refers to her boyfriend “Dickie,” played by Judd Law.
Ellis shared the side-by-side comparison on Instagram and captioned it with, “What makes Ms. Heard fake and phony? Plagiarizing testimony.”
Snopes cites that Amber Heard did not regurgitate lines from ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’
Snopes cited that the Mr. Ripley line assertion is false. “The claim that Heard repeated these lines from The Talented Mr. Ripley was presented on social media with no evidence,” according to Snopes. “Those asserting it did not share a video of Heard making the alleged statement, nor did they link to any news articles containing this quote or a transcript from the trial that would substantiate the accusation. The former fact was especially suspicious since video of this trial was publicly available.”
Furthermore, Snopes added that The Talented Mr. Ripley lines Heard allegedly delivered came from her opening statement. But, Heard’s attorney, not Heard herself made the opening statement.
However, a reporter compared video testimony from Heard and it is similar to The Talented Mr. Ripley. But not verbatim lines from the film.
Greg Ellis is covering the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial on his YouTube
Ellis has been tracking the case, recently making statements in support of Depp on YouTube. “Going into day 14 of the Depp vs Heard is a defamation case currently on-going in the state of Virginia, in this case, movie star Johnny Depp is suing his ex-wife Amber Heard for $50 million after she wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post claiming that she was a victim of domestic abuse,” he captioned the video.
He then added, “Update: It turns out, as it so often does, that it was in fact Johnny who was the victim of Amber’s domestic abuse and assault. Amber even admitted to that on a recording played for the court.”
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have been in legal battles for years
Ellis has long supported Depp, hitting back after Depp was referred to as a “wife-beater” in a tabloid. “Reliable sources in the British media are telling me off the record that not only did the press corps believe Johnny Depp, that internally, The Sun newspaper are also beginning to believe the case is lost,” he said in a Facebook video.
“The managing editors of all the tabloid compact and possibly in broadsheet media, are extremely nervous about the ramifications for them if The Sun newspaper loses this case,” Ellis added. The Sun won the suit Depp brought against The Sun, which seemingly was the final nail in his career’s coffin.
Depp is currently suing Heard for defamation after he was cost numerous jobs due to her op-ed in the Washington Post in 2018. She did not name Depp as an abuser but it sparked the piece in The Sun and he said it destroyed not just his, but his family’s reputation.