Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s trial nearly witnessed violence in court in Virginia when fans clashed on Friday.
According Newsweekas the trial’s final argument began, fans, who camped outside the courthouse for several weeks, clashed with each other.
The videos have such incidents which have gone viral on social media, as crowds can be seen booing for Heard as law enforcement surrounds them.
Taking to Twitter, Reuters editor Corinne Perkins shared a picture of Dan Kim waving a sign outside court that read ‘I’m with Amber’ as an unidentified person waves at him obscene.
Reputation and privacy attorney Eva Wallace told the outlet that the lawsuit is “a pop culture boxing ring that invited the court of public opinion to decide, unhindered by the burden of proof or in-depth analysis of the evidence. We saw it before after Heard mentioned Kate Moss during her testimony.”
Wallace also noted, “despite the live broadcast of the trial, many will derive their opinion from short, isolated snippets of social media information, which may well be strategically presented in a format to persuade the viewer/reader to believe a certain point of view.”