Phoebe Bridgers has spoken out about the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard court case, critical of double standards and fan wars during the sentencing process. The whole situation made her “very angry”.

    Phoebe Bridgers’ Opinion on Depp/Heard Trial: ‘It’s Disgusting’

    Compared to “Teen Vogue”, the singer was particularly angry about the disrespectful treatment of Depp fans towards Heard on social media. The actress would have been unfairly portrayed as the “perfect victim” because of her queer sexuality: “I believe that – and this affects queer people, among others – is a misconception, the perfect victim, the perfect survivor or the perfect representation of the having to be a marginalized community.”

    She explains: “If Amber Heard had exhibited neurotic behavior in any way, she would have been held accountable. However, Johnny Depp admitted the most vehement things in court and somehow no one was surprised.”

    In the interview, Bridgers explains her opinion on the moral double standards during the negotiations: “The whole thing was treated like a fan fight. There was laughter that people cried in court. That’s disgusting.”

    The background to the allegations

    In Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard, Depp’s ex-wife ultimately had to pay a higher sum than the actor. The basis of the negotiations was an article that appeared in the Washington Post, in which Heard wrote, without naming a name, that she was a survivor of domestic violence. Depp, who the actress divorced two years earlier, then sued his ex-wife because he felt it was too clear that her post referred to him.

    In 2022 Phoebe Bridgers released “Sidelines”, a song for the soundtrack for the series “Conversations with Friends”, as well as a cover of “Goodbye To Love” (The Carpenters, 1972) for the film “Minions: The Rise Of Gru”. “Stonecatcher” by Marcus Momford, on which the musician can be heard, was also released in October.