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Johnny Depp’s Trial Made Us Question: Must We Believe All Women that Claim Abuse?

Women are more likely to lie than men. 

We lie in small ways or big ways to present ourselves or the situations in a better light. There are people who lie to manipulate the outcome of the situation.

A recent poll suggests ‌women are twice as likely to lie as men. Seems like women tend to be more cunning than men. 

You’ve probably heard of the name Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s trial. In 2018 in The Washington Post Amber Heard claimed that she was a victim of both sexual and domestic abuse.

Allegations of abuse, be they sexual or otherwise, must be taken extremely seriously. However, the reflexive call to “believe all women” requires an open mind and objective thinking. Often than not, these headlines call society to assume that the person accused, almost always a man, is guilty!

According to a psychological expert hired by Depp’s legal team, Heard has two personality disorders: Histrionic Personality Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Both disorders are associated with manipulative behavior, including dishonesty.

Johnny Depp believes ‌Amber is a calculating narcissist. 

Johnny Depp has alleged that Amber Heard is a calculating, narcissistic sociopath who married him to progress her own career. Johnny Depp said their time together was “extremely unhappy”, adding: “She is a calculating, diagnosed borderline personality; she is sociopathic; she is a narcissist, and she is completely emotionally dishonest.” Adding: 

I am now convinced that she came into my life to take from me anything worth taking, and then destroy what remained of it.

Johnny Depp

Women have certain powers over men.

There are women that use these “powers” to get what they want and when they want it out of the men. I’ve seen too many men suffer because of the lies that were told to them and they’ve believed them. I’ve seen women brag about lying to their partners and exchanging tips and advice on “how-to” to be as believable as possible.

I won’t be talking about small and white lies. I want to highlight lies that cause a detrimental effect on men: 

What is it that makes certain women so delightful, untrustworthy, and cruel?

Women tell cruel lies to manipulate men. These women are only interested in personal gain and cannot consider other people’s feelings and the effect that a lie can have on another person. Some of the worst lies that women tell men to achieve a personal agenda are:

  • I’ve had no mental or substance abuse issues… I am okay!

Some women are suffering from serious mental health disorders and are hiding them. I know of women that seemed healthy: they followed a balanced diet, did yoga, and didn’t drink alcohol or take drugs. They were exemplary. Then I found out that these women emotionally and physically abused their partners. Why?

They just couldn’t help it!

Women lie to portray themselves in a better light and be more appealing to men that they would like to entrap and marry. Instead of admitting that they have issues that may cause serious problems that they are not healing from, they defend themselves and continue walking the destructive path, dragging others along with them.

What is it that makes certain women so delightful, untrustworthy, and cruel?

Lies. Women tell cruel lies to manipulate men. These women are only interested in personal gain and cannot consider other people’s feelings and the effect that a lie can have on another person. Some of the worst lies that women tell men to achieve a personal agenda are:

  • I’ve had no mental health issues… I am okay!

Some women are suffering from serious mental health disorders and are hiding them. I know of women that seemed healthy: they followed a balanced diet, did yoga, and didn’t drink alcohol or take drugs. They were exemplary. Then I found out that these women emotionally and physically abused their partners. Why? They just couldn’t help it!

Women lie to portray themselves in a better light and be more appealing to men that they would like to entrap and marry. Instead of admitting that they have issues that may cause serious problems that they are not healing from, they defend themselves and continue walking the destructive path, dragging others along with them.

  • I was sexually assaulted.

I know of women who have used the ugliest card ever and accused innocent men of sexual assault.

Thankfully, the police found out that she was lying. But the effect it caused on those two men is tragic. My ex-colleague and friend has lost his career because of this woman’s false accusations, while a person I know of has committed suicide.

A woman I knew of who was in an “unhappy” relationship — because she doesn’t find her partner attractive anymore but likes the stability has gone out to a party where she made out with a stranger.

A mutual friend saw her and told her boyfriend, who got very upset. Instead of telling him the truth, she made a story that this stranger assaulted her in the club and her boyfriend pressured her into reporting the stranger to the police, and she did. The police found out that she was lying. Now she is boyfriend-less (as far as I know) and the police did nothing. They did not punish her for her lies. Instead of coming clean, she has actually tried to ruin some stranger’s life?

Yes, this happens every day.

  • My family is dysfunctional. They stole from me! I despise them!

Women lie about their relationships with their families. I know of women who have made up stories and pained their families in the worst possible picture. Soon it became evident that the family has actually cut ties with these women because of their lies.

There are always two sides to the story. Families are complicated and, of course, having poor relationships with your siblings or parents doesn’t mean that you are in the wrong, but I would advise you to be cautious and try to understand the full picture before marrying the partner.

For example, my good friend has found out that his former fiancee has an untreated bipolar disorder through her family. His own fiancee would not have told him — I believe ‌he deserves to know.

If he loves her, he would accept her with all her flaws and strengths. But the issue is why hide it? Is it because she is ashamed or perhaps she doesn’t want to treat her condition? When he confronted her, she slapped him twice and kicked him out of the house.

Obviously, she is an abuser, and manipulative women are very good when it comes to denial. 

When you confront them for their manipulative behavior, they will straight up reject it and move to deny it. They will start playing with the emotional card and will accuse you of many things.

Not All Women are Lies, Nor All Men are Abusers

I am not saying all women are liars. We all lie ‌sometimes. I am highlighting to watch out for the red rights. There are lies that can be told that can ruin people’s lives and you don’t want to ruin yours. 

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s trial has opened up a “taboo” topic of male domestic abuse, within our society. Even though Johnny Depp is no Saint, who is?

Once a prominent Hollywood star, Captain Jack Sparrow has become a is now an outcast!

What happened to “innocent until proven guilty?

It’s very possible that our society and the entire world have gotten this horribly wrong, and that Johnny Depp is in fact the victim.

She (Amber Heard) knew what she wanted, and I was an easy target.

Johnny Depp

Watch Dr. Jamie give his input on Popcorned Planet.

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