Amber Heard vs Johnny Depp: The Bee


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On May 4, Heard narrated the events surrounding a 2013 trip Depp and her took with their friends.

The group traveled to Hicksville Trailer Palace to consume "laughter drugs," including mushrooms and MDMA. According to Heard, Depp accused her of stealing his drugs while he was high at one point during the trip. He then allegedly performed a cavity search on her.

“He just shoved his fingers inside me,” she continued, adding that she “just stood there standing at the stupid light” as he twisted his fingers around inside her.

Heard revealed certain things about their dogs:

"He grabs this teacup Yorkie and holds Boo out of the window of the moving car, and he’s howling like an animal while holding the dog out the window. And everyone in the car – I’ll never forget it – everyone just froze. No one did anything. I too was torn as to what I should do because I didn’t want to do anything to cause him to react and drop the dog."

Heard ended the story by claiming that their dog stepped on a bee the next day, which led to them taking the dog to the vet. Several netizens were confused as to the relevance of her statement.

"My dog stepped on a bee."

After making the aforementioned statement, she paused and made an expression that has now gone viral:




Both the court and social media were quick to question the relevance of Amber's statement. Within days, videos started circulating on social media of users turning the short clip into songs and poetry, while others imitated Amber's testimony:

  • "My dad has to pee" + "I forgot my house key", 6.3Mi views

  • "My child spilled my tea" + "Jimmy Saville shagged me", 2.6Mi views

  • "Amber’s telling lies about me", 2.2Mi views

  • "I Want to Break Free", 1.8Mi views

  • "My mom's stuck in a tree"

  • "My aunt smoke some weed"

  • "You owe $15Mi to me"

Bee Jewelry

On April 13, Heard wore a fitted, double-breasted blazer and necktie combo to court. The tie featured a small embroidered bee on the front. Later she wore a bee earring in her left ear.

Bizarrely, Depp wore the exact same Gucci tie featuring the small embroidered bee previously, on the first day of the trial.

Others pointed out that Heard donned a grey suit and black shirt combo, also previously worn by Depp.


Both Johnny and Amber appear to have various embellishments connected with honey bees. Accordingly, there might be an affinity between the previous couple for honey bees of some sort or another.

Though there was a lot of social media speculation in the beginning of the trial that Ms. Heard was trolling Mr. Depp by wearing clothes that mirrored his fashion choices and while that is certainly possible, a more likely explanation is that both legal teams had come to the same conclusion.

Defense lawyers try to use appearances to their advantage. They adjust their own language, dress, and overall courtroom style to please the jury, and attempt to change their clients’ looks as well. Criminal defense guides encourage client makeovers — each defendant needs the right outfit, a perfect hairstyle, and lessons on appropriate courtroom behavior.

Internet Repercussion
  • "Is the bee earring the same bee the dog stepped on... does the bee need to testify since it was brought up in court"

  • "Amber's bee earring?? Is that what it is? If so, I'm sure she hasn't watched any of the viral TikTok videos. Did she bronze the bee her dog stepped on?"


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