More than 6,000 pages of documents were released this weekend and published online, giving more context to the relationship between Heard and Depp.
Some of the documents contain pre-trial evidence submitted by either party that were rejected for use. This includes Depp's team attempting to submit nude photos of Heard into evidence and Heard's team submitting vulgar text messages between Depp and Marilyn Manson.
On Twitter, one legal commentator, Andrea Burkhart, said she raised $3,300 to get copies of the documents and made them publicly available on her website.
Fans of Depp rushed to view and share the documents, hoping to prove Depp was innocent. However, some of the documents contain information that paints Depp and his team in a negative light.
One in particular shows Heard's team opposing evidence Depp's team submitted - such as the nude photos of Heard and details of her job as as an exotic dancer. Some said the attempt to introduce nudes to the trial's evidence was a form of revenge porn.
\u201c\ud83e\udea1: Johnny Depp attempted to use revenge p*rn against Amber Heard by submitting her nudes into evidence along with information she briefly worked at a strip club before fame\u2014 all while knowing the trial would be televised.\u201d
Another, shows text messages between Depp and Manson, who is accused abuse by his former fiancée. In the text messages, Manson calls his wife Lindsay Usich "Amber 2.0".
"I got a serious police Amber type scenario with L's family. I'm f***ing stressing. I don't know if you are back but I need asylum somewhere because I think the cops might be headed my way," Manson writes in one of the text messages.
\u201c\ud83e\udea1: Text messages between Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson in which Manson calls his wife \u201cAmber 2.0\u201d and asks Johnny for a place to stay so he can hide from police:\u201d
\u201c@Just_River_ @cocainecross It would have been much better for Depp fans if they had just donated the money to a homeless person, or even the poor male DV victims they say they care so much about. But no, they tried to get dirt on Amber and it backfired hilariously.\u201d
This article was amended on 3 August 2022. It originally referred to individuals raising funds in order to have the documents unsealed, however this was not accurate. It was the court’s decision to unseal the documents following the end of the trial, and people then paid fees to obtain copies.
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