Amber Heard’s testimony on Johnny Depp is a viral TikTok sound

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Any type of content surrounding domestic violence and sexual assault risks triggering victims, which Brown says can include “exacerbating anxiety, depression, PTSD symptoms, shame and guilt”.

Asked about the audios, a TikTok spokesperson said they were removing videos surrounding the trial that violated their policies, which in their Community Rules prohibits “expressions of abuse, including degrading threats or statements intended to mock, humiliate, embarrass, intimidate or hurt an individual”. This supposedly includes “content that denigrates the victims of violent tragedies”, although there remain thousands of videos using Heard audio. TikTok did not say how many videos related to the trial they removed.

One such video that appears to have been deleted was the chat video created by the account @heyitsgingerandpepper (although the video is still live on Instagram) and which was written about it in various media reports. The creator behind the account declined to be interviewed for this story, but said in a direct message, “We’re moving on. I’m not too concerned about anything. I’m just here to create content and make people laugh and smile.

As the Heard and Depp trial is set to resume next week, the full implications of such parodies will continue to unfold.

“Survivors are watching. They watch their friends… My family members shared this? They cast doubt on Amber? They find ways Oh, you can side with the abuser“Abusers also watch these videos and find creative ways to use them as a tool to victimize further,” Brown said.

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