IAPL: Australia: Following Johnny Depp’s victory against Amber Heard, Australian lawyer Jen Robinson receives horrific death threats

Two years after successfully defending American actress Amber Heard, a ‘amazing’ Australian human rights lawyer has exposed the horrific threats she still receives.

Jennifer Robinson, well known for defending Julian Assange for a decade, defended Heard in Johnny Depp’s libel case against The Sun in 2020.

Despite the fact that she hasn’t been involved in the celebrity case in years, Ms Robinson is now again facing hateful threats and trolls, with hundreds of Johnny Depp followers bombarding her social media with cruel comments.

In a separate trial last week, a US jury convicted Heard guilty of defaming Depp in an article published in the Washington Post in 2018, in which she claimed to be a victim of domestic abuse.

Depp was awarded a total of $U15million ($A20.9million) in damages, out of a potential $US50million ($A69million), after he won on all three counts of his defamation trial.

Heard was awarded $US2million ($A2.8million) after the jury found a statement made by one of Depp’s lawyers calling her accusations a ‘hoax’ to a British tabloid was defamatory.

Ms Robinson’s situation worsened almost immediately after the verdict was handed down in a Virginia court.