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This episode contains strong language and details of a sexual assault accusation.
Since a jury ruled in favor of Johnny Depp in his defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard, there has been impassioned debate about what exactly the outcome means for the #MeToo movement.
It raises the question: If people being accused of sexual assault can potentially win defamation cases in court, what does that mean for the accused — and the accusers — moving forward?
On today’s episode
Julia Jacobs, a culture reporter for The New York Times.
Johnny Depp’s victory against his ex-wife Amber Heard in one of the highest-profile defamation cases to go to trial could inspire others accused of abuse or misconduct to try their luck with juries.
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Julia Jacobs contributed reporting.
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