Honesty, respectability, sincerity — the clothes make the argument.
Ever since it began streaming live on Court TV in April, the defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, currently taking place in a courtroom in Fairfax, Va., has been the most riveting show on air. It has been the subject of countless TikTok clips, hashtags, impassioned fan postings and a “Saturday Night Live” skit.
A captivated audience has analyzed every snippet of testimony, facial expression and idle diversion (Mr. Depp’s doodles, for instance) as an indication of innocence or culpability in a case that has involved detailed allegations of physical and sexual abuse. The word “performance” has come up again
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