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[–] crodish [OP] 9 points Edited

Of all the shit he's done, THIS is what offends you? Jesus christ.

https://archive.ph/dG1iy

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Purple

The fact that people are more mad at Johnny Depp for “misgendering” than raping a woman with a bottle really says a lot.

Kamilla, @ k4mil1aa

Johnny Depp misgendering witness iO Tillet Wright for 2 minutes straight. iO is a trans man that testified he witnessed Johnny beating Amber.

[Video of Depp speaking at the trial. His speech is slow, halting, and he stutters multiple times with pronouns.]

DEPP

[...] who was, um... who had identified as a... as a - she was born a female, if that's the right terminology these days.

[Depp snort-laughs slightly here.]

DEPP

...born a female, but she was, um... she she, she had chosen, um, she - at a very young age, she had decided that she was, uh... she was a male. And she identified as a male. And iO seemed to be - again, she was a, she was... very intelligent, very literate, kind of a go-get-em activist type. And um, she was writing a book, I remember. She was writing a book, iO - erm, or he was writing a book, rather.

[Depp snorts again here.]

DEPP

I had a house on, on one of those... Sweetzer. One of the houses there was empty, and was in fact a house that I had set up to write in. And uh, when she, she had no place to stay, or uh, whatever, I called her over, and I showed her the house, where the desk was, and all the things. And uh - so she - I said, write your book, you know. Write your book here. So she - she did.

OFFSCREEN

Did iO end up living in that house or just working there?

DEPP

No, no, iO ended up, uh... no, she... she ended up, uh... living in the house for... somewhere in the neighbour of a year.

Here is iO Tillet Wright’s testimony.

[Video of iO Tillet Wright, in a digital meeting. iO's voice is passably masculine sounding.]

iO

[...] the stairs, and I heard like a... [punches her palm, producing a WHACK] noise. And then the phone dropped? And, um... he said to her, "Oh, you think I hit you? You think I fucking hit you? What if I peel your fucking hair back?"

[long silence]

iO

And then I heard the phone drop again, and then I heard her scream. I remember her screaming. And I hung up the phone. And I called Raquel immediately because I know she lives one door away and her and her boyfriend Josh, who is a big dude, would be able to get there the fastest. And um... I called and texted right away, I hung up with her and immediately called 911, in New York. And then I called -

[iO's voice breaks, clearly emotional. She clears her throat.]

iO

... a friend of mine, in LA, who I knew had met Amber a number of times. And I think I may have placed a second call to NYPD.

This was not an accident and it was not a “sweet little boomer doesn’t know better” moment. Johnny listened to other people in the court call iO by his correct pronouns and knew iO for many years, not to mention he laughed about “using the right terminology these days”.

Love how all the Depp stans take from this is “he* didn’t actually witness it bla bla” when he* literally heard him threaten violence, heard her scream, and telling him* to call the cops which he* did. Likkkke that’s witnessing.

*referring to iO. I have no fucking clue what iO actually stands for. Apparently it's her real name and it's from one of Jupiter's moons.