The makeup brand Milani Cosmetics has weighed in on the domestic violence dispute between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp since Heard claimed she used that brand of concealer to hide Depp’s abuse.
During the opening statements of the ongoing trial, Heard’s lawyer, J. Ben Rottenborn, presented the “All In One Correcting Kit” from the brand and talked about how his client used it frequently in order to hide evidence of domestic abuse.
You can watch Heard’s attorney arguing about the concealer here:
“This was what she used,” he said. “She became very adept at it. You’re going to hear the testimony from Amber about how she had to mix the different colors for the different days of the bruises as they developed in the different coloring and how she would use to touch those up to be able to cover those.”
Here’s the thing though, according to Milani, the timeline for Heard’s claim doesn’t line up because the makeup wasn’t in production at the time of the alleged abuse.
In response, Milani released a TikTok video on their official account to set the record straight.
The video, which is set to an oddly upbeat song considering the circumstances, shows Amber Heard in the courtroom as well as her lawyer holding up the small palette, then makes a number of notes it directs viewers to pause in order to read.
The overlay text states that the “alleged abuse was around 2014-2016,” that the pair got divorced in 2016, and that the kit in question wasn’t released by Milani until 2017.
The formerly married actors are currently embroiled in a nasty lawsuit over claims by Heard that Depp physically abused her during their relationship.
Depp is suing for $50 million in a defamation case, claiming to have suffered financially after Heard allegedly indirectly called him a “wife-beater” in a Washington Post op-ed, and Heard is counter-suing for $100 million.
The case has split the internet between people who are on Heard’s side and those who say she was the one who was abusive.
The domestic violence dispute, which is a very serious issue that kills people on a regular basis, has become such a public sensation that even brands have begun to weigh in with their carefully calculated opinions.
Milani’s video has been a hit with Johnny Depp fans, who are now calling for blood after they seemed to disprove an important point to Heard’s legal team.
Commenters had a field day on the TikTok:
“Omg is this like when Elle Woods cracked down on the case because of the perm thing,” said one commenter.
“I knew giving y’all my business was always a good idea, and here y’all are just reinforcing that! Thank you!” wrote another TikTok user.
Heard’s lawyers have not yet responded to the allegations that she used a non-existent makeup kit to cover up bruises. The actors are currently going through day four of the trial, in which Depp could be seen exhibiting signs of distress as recordings of their fights played and getting irritable with Heard’s attorneys on the stand.
“These are all hit pieces,” said Depp, speaking over Rottenborn as he read press clips. “This is a pathetic attempt. These are drags.”
He also again denied having cut off his own finger, maintaining that Heard was responsible for the injury after his texts seeming to confess to doing it himself were presented to the court, as well as others insulting Heard and referencing a “bloodbath.”