Depp Trial Exposes Risks to Media in Airing #MeToo Accusations

From a New York Times story by Jeremy W. Peters headlined “Depp Trial Exposes Risks to Media in Airing #MeToo Accusations”:

Hours after a Virginia jury awarded the actor Johnny Depp more than $10 million in his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard, his former wife, The Washington Post appended a lengthy editor’s note to the essay where the sordid dispute began.

It stated matter of factly that Mr. Depp had successfully sued Ms. Heard over the essay, which was published under her byline in the newspaper’s opinion section in December 2018. The note then carefully detailed how three claims that Ms. Heard made had resulted in a jury finding her liable.