Amber Heard Accused of Lifting Testimony From Rihanna Chris Brown Interview

As Amber Heard faces cross-examination from Johnny Depp's lawyers in their ongoing legal battle, her testimony and behavior continue to be severely scrutinized on social media.

Now the actress is being accused of lifting a section of her testimony from Rihanna's interview about when she was assaulted by Chris Brown.

Depp, 58, sued Heard, 36, for $50 million over her 2018 op-ed published by The Washington Post, in which she said that she suffered domestic abuse in her marriage. While Heard, who is countersuing for $100 million for damages, didn't name Depp in the article, his legal team has argued that it was obvious that she was referring to him.

Over the past few weeks, ugly allegations of domestic violence against both Depp and Heard have come out during testimony.

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Amber Heard has been accused online about lifting some of her testimony in her trial against Johnny Depp from a Rhianna interview regarding alleged abuse by Chris Brown. Pictured, Heard testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 16, 2022. STEVE HELBER/AFP via Getty Images

Last week, when Heard took to the stand, she described an incident when Depp was allegedly assaulting her.

"It felt like he was on top of me, and I'm looking in his eyes and I don't see him anymore," she said. "It wasn't him. It was black. I've never been so scared in my life."

Now a clip with almost two million views across TikTok and Twitter has compared this statement to the interview Rihanna gave to ABC News in 2009.

"It wasn't the same person that says I love you. It was not those... eyes," the pop star told Diane Sawyer in an interview at the time. "He had ... no soul in his eyes. Just blank. ...He was clearly blacked out. There was no person when I looked at him."

Meanwhile, a number of people have been comparing Heard's bruises from alleged assaults by Depp to those suffered by Rihanna.

In February 2009, the then-21-year-old Rihanna was beaten by her then-boyfriend Brown, who was later sentenced to five years of probation, community labor, and one year of domestic-violence counseling.

Despite the constant scrutiny leveled against Heard on social media, several people have said enough is enough and urged others to stop mocking the actress and criticizing her behavior noting that it may be damaging to abuse survivors.

"I saw people using sound clips from [Heard's] testimony where she describes rape and sexual assault to create comic videos, many of these people were women and it was shocking to watch," actor and writer Tova Leigh told Newsweek last week. "I couldn't believe they were making fun of sexual violence or any violence for that matter.

"The fact they didn't believe her didn't matter in my opinion," Leigh said. "Sexual violence is not a joke, imagine all the victims of sexual assault watching people making rape jokes, it is so wrong."