WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Milani, a drugstore cosmetics company, was recently dragged into the ugly courtroom drama involving Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.
- Heard’s lawyer claims that the actress has been using one of the brand’s products to hide her bruises from Depp’s abuse.
- The brand said they launched the product after the alleged abuse.
Milani, a drugstore cosmetics business, was recently dragged in Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard.
During this week’s opening statements, Heard’s lawyer said that the “Aquaman” actress used Milani Conceal + Perfect All-in-One Correcting Kit throughout her “entire relationship with Johnny” — and that she used the makeup to hide bruises from Depp’s alleged physical abuse.
Milani has already issued a statement in response to the brand’s unexpected involvement in the trial. The beauty brand debunked Heard’s allegation with a 15-second video released to its official TikTok account on Thursday.
“You asked us… let the record show that our Correcting Kit launched in 2017!” the post’s caption read.
“Take note: alleged abuse was around 2014-2016, got divorced 2016, makeup palette release date: December 2017,” read the caption written over a video of Depp and Heard in court, while the Backyardigans’ song “International Super Spy” played.
The scene shifts to Milani headquarters, where a young woman is seen holding a company product catalog that has been opened to the page explaining the makeup compact. The camera then pans to a slide that clearly states the palette’s 2017 release date, indicating Heard wasn’t using it throughout her relationship with Depp.
“We are here to provide the facts of the case,” the brand wrote in the comments.
Since their divorce in 2017, the two actors have been feuding in and out of the courtroom. Their tumultuous trial is now ongoing in Virginia’s Fairfax County Circuit Court, which will determine whether Depp was defamed by Heard’s 2018 Washington Post column, which many interpreted as a blow-by-blow account of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star’s misdeeds.
Depp, who has denied the charges, is seeking at least $50 million in compensatory damages, as well as an additional $350,000 in punitive damages, attorneys’ fees, and court costs.
Source: New York Post