Does even the 1st amendment have limits? You can't incite violence, for example, or threaten a sitting President. The point of this trial wasn't to say Johnny Depp is some kind of saint but to prove that she wrote the article out of maliciousness and could be proven to be without merit. By the end, a jury of seven believed that Depp's legal team did precisely that; Amber let it slip by the end, "This is why I wrote the Op-ed about him." After spending six weeks denying she even wrote it, let alone about him. Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus.

I like speaking the truth even though it gets me into trouble.

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