And it has to be said that the specific justification here isn’t entirely valid.
The presumption of innocence applies to criminal matters, and Johnny Depp has not been charged or convicted of any criminal acts.
Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard has accused the actor of abusing her, and the two are still engaged in a lawsuit and counter suit against each other for defamation, another purely civil matter.
The most damning thing against Depp currently is the verdict in a libel case which he brought, in which a U.K. judge found that referring to the actor as a “wife-beater,” was “substantially true.”
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