As Johnny Depp's defamation trial against Amber Heard heats up, social media users noticed that Amber Heard is copying Johnny Depp's courtroom outfits. However, it might not be as innocent as it appears.
The ex-spouses, Depp, who is 58, and 36-year-old Amber Heard, were married from 2015 to 2016. In the past weeks, they have been battling on two fronts: in the courtroom and the fashion police central.
The Virginia trial should determine whether the op-ed Amber wrote for Washington Post in 2018 was defamation. Depp's lawsuit seeks at least $50 million in compensatory damages and a punitive award of $350,000, along with attorneys' fees and court costs.
Since every part of the trial is under a public microscope, people noticed that Amber is wearing similar outfits as Depp, even copying his hairstyle.
Many Twitter users expressed their concerns, claiming that Amber's behavior is creepy. One person wrote:
"Is anyone gonna address why Amber is mimicking Johnny's outfits every day? This woman is sick in the head."
"Amber Heard is playing mind games with Johnny Depp by copying his outfits in court."
Someone also wrote:
"The fact that Amber Heard is copying Johnny [Depp's] court outfits is something else... Nobody would ever copy their abusers' outfits."
Twitter users were joined by TikTokers and Instagrammers. Many called Amber "unhinged," "disgusting," while some agreed that this "screamed psychological abuse."
A TikTok video showing the bizarre similarities between the outfits went viral, with nearly two million views.
Some examples of "mirroring" started on the third day of the trial.
On the first day of the trial, on April 11, Depp wore a Gucci tie with a bumblebee on it. Two days later, on April 13, Amber wore a similar tie with a bee pin on it.
Depp wore a light grey suit, and so did Amber. The Pirates of The Caribbean star rocked a ponytail on April 18, and Amber wore similarly a day later.
Though these similarities might be accidental, Amber wore similar styles as Johnny during their relationship, which is only bizarre now since she had claimed she was a victim of domestic abuse.
There were other fashion-related topics on trial. Johnny Depp's sister talked about Depp's meeting with Dior.
Christi Dembrowski said in court that "Johnny told Amber that I had just had a meeting with Dior, and they were interested in him."
Amber allegedly claimed Depp had no style, as his sister told the jury about Amber's response:
"Dior - why would Dior want to do business with you? They are about class, and they are about style, and you don't have style."
Apart from fashion mishaps, the trial is full of explosive testimonies, as Depp claims he was the victim, not Amber.
Depp swore that the couple had frequent arguments that included "demeaning name-calling" and "bullying by her." He told the Virginia court:
"It seemed like pure hatred for me. If I stayed to argue, eventually, I was sure it was going to escalate into violence, and oftentimes it did."
Describing the violence, Depp alleged:
"It could begin with a slap. It could begin with a shove. It could begin with throwing a TV remote at my head. It could be throwing a glass of wine in my face."
He added that Amber "has a need for conflict. She has a need for violence. It erupts out of nowhere."
He also said he would try to remove himself from the argument, locking himself in the bathroom. Depp insisted that he never struck Heard or any other woman.
British stylist Susie Hasler, who runs Styled by Susie, told Daily Mail that Amber Heard's style reflects that the actress "received the power dressing memo."
Speaking about her outfit choices during the libel trial in the UK in 2020, Hasler explained:
"It's a serious look. She's power dressing - she wants to be seen as strong and not fussy. A trustworthy figure. It's an outfit that says, 'I mean business.'"
The stylist added:
"The rest of Team Amber has followed suit with their outfits too. It shows they are unified. They are in this together."
Amber Heard is expected to take the stand this week, as some speculate it might be even on Tuesday.