Amy Schumer is seemingly rallying behind Amber Heard following her loss in court to ex-husband Johnny Depp yesterday (June 1) in their defamation lawsuit against one another in Virginia.
The comedian took to Instagram and posted a quote by Gloria Steinem, a feminist journalist and a social-political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and a spokeswoman for the American feminist movement in the late ’60s and early ’70s. “Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke . . . She will need her sisterhood.”
Amber Heard issued a statement yesterday (June 1) following the verdict:
“The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I’m heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence, and sway of my ex-husband. I’m even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It is a setback. It sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated. It sets back the idea that violence against women is to be taken seriously. I believe Johnny’s attorneys succeeded in getting the jury to overlook the key issue of Freedom of Speech and ignore evidence that was so conclusive that we won in the UK. I’m sad I lost this case. But I am sadder still that I seem to have lost a right I thought I had as an American – to speak freely and openly.”