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The Daily Recap - Tuesday 9th of August 2022

Your daily dose of news stories in the world of intersectional feminism.



Unsealed Court Documents Reveal Johnny Depp Tried To Slut Shame Amber Heard In An Attempt To Win The Defamation Trial


Over 6,000 pages of court documents from the trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have been unsealed.


The documents reveal that Johnny Depp's counsel attempted to slut shame Amber Heard.


Depp’s counsel attempted to include the following into the court case as evidence for the trial:

  • Nude pictures of Amber Heard

  • Heard's past romantic relationships

  • Heard's brief stint as an exotic dancer years

  • And imply Heard was at one time an escort.


A lineup of celebrities have since unliked Johnny Depp's court victory post on social media where he spoke about his defamation case win against ex Amber Heard.



According to reports, these celebrities include: Bella Hadid, Orlando Bloom, Robert Downey Jr, Jennifer Coolidge, Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Zoey Deutch, Sophie Turner, Joey King and Nikkie De Jager.


 

44 People Killed In The Gaza Strip Over The Weekend


For three days straight Israeli jets dropped bombs on Gaza, killing at least 44 Palestinian civilians.


According to Palestinian Health Ministry officials, among those killed were at least 15 children.



Israeli forces claim they were conducting a counter-terror operation against the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.


Since the attacks, Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad have agreed to a ceasefire, yet thousands of Palestinian civilians remain wounded and displaced.


The ceasefire is also only contingent on the release of PIJ members who have been detained by Israeli authorities.


 

The Father And Son Who Chased Down And Murdered Ahmaud Arbery Are Sentenced To Life In Prison


Gregory and Travis McMichael have both been sentenced to life imprisonment for convicting a federal hate crime.


In 2020, the father and son shot and killed a Black man name Ahmaud Arbery, who was simply going for a jog in a Georgia neighbourhood when the men chased him down in their cars.


The killing of Ahmaud Arbery sparked nationwide Black Lives Matter protests. Source: TIME

At the time of the shooting, the men claimed they suspected Arbery was a burglar.


Investigators later determined Arbery was not armed and had committed no such crime.


L-R: Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, William 'Roddie' Bryan Jr. Source: NPR

A neighbour name William 'Roddie' Bryan Jr was also involved in the hate crime and helped the McMichaels murder Arbery.


He is set to sentenced in Federal Court later this week.


All three men are already serving life sentences for their convictions in the state court.


 

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