False Accusations and Domestic Violence – Lessons from the Depp/Heard Trial

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Aug 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you live on this planet, you have most likely heard about the defamation trial involving Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Amber Heard publicly accused Johnny Depp of domestic violence, resulting in his removal from the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise, among other things. With their verdict finding in his favor, the jurors involved in Depp's defamation lawsuit against Heard cleared his name and determined that Heard's accusations of abuse were false. This case demonstrates two important things: men can be victims of domestic violence, and accusations of domestic violence can be proven false.

Men Can Be Victims, Too

When you hear the term “domestic violence,” you probably assume, without even thinking about it, that the victim is female and the abuser is male. This is because we think of men as being bigger, stronger, and often more aggressive. However, the Depp-Heard case shows us that domestic violence is more complicated than that. Depp testified that Heard would become violent and throw things at him. Depp's testimony shows that we cannot make assumptions of guilt or innocence based on gender. Men can be the victims of abuse, and women can be the abusers. In fact, according to the CDC, male victimization is a significant public health problem.”

Some Claims Can Be Proven False

Being accused of domestic violence is scary, since this kind of allegation can have serious consequences that follow you through life. But sometimes, in the aftermath of a domestic dispute, one party will make a false claim of violence. They might do this in order to gain leverage in a divorce or custody dispute, thinking that they'll get a better outcome if their former partner looks like an abuser. Or, they might make a false allegation out of pure anger and the desire for retaliation for other perceived wrongs. Fortunately, people accused of any crime – including domestic violence – have the right to defend themselves in court and prove that the allegations are false.

If you have been accused of domestic violence, it is essential that you contact a criminal defense attorney for help protecting your reputation, your finances, and your freedom. You have recourse, but you must take action quickly. Even if you are innocent, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to prove that the claims against you are false.

Domestic Violence Defense Against False Claims

Joseph Lento is an expert Pennsylvania criminal defense attorney who can help you protect your rights. It is his mission to defend you or your loved ones against false accusations of domestic violence. Don't incriminate yourself or make any statements without an attorney present. Instead, call 888-535-3686 or go online to schedule a consultation right away. These are very serious charges, but the Lento Law Firm will ensure that you receive the best defense and the opportunity to prove that the claims made against you are false.

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Joseph D. Lento

"I pride myself on having heart and driving hard to get results!" Attorney Joseph D. Lento passionately fights for the futures of his clients in criminal courtrooms in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania as well as in New Jersey and nationwide. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. With unparalleled experience occupying several roles in the criminal justice system outside of being an attorney, Joseph D. Lento can give you valuable behind-the-scenes insight as to what is happening during all phases of the legal process. Joseph D. Lento is licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, and is admitted pro hac vice as needed nationwide. In the courtroom and in life, attorney Joseph D. Lento stands up when the bell rings!


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