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Unread post by Judymac » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:28 am

RumLover wrote:
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Elon Musk is a board member of The Sun. He could be asking Murdoch to control the media against JD and in favor of the ex. I mean, how can she admit to starting physical fights and throwing objects at JD in recordings and not be crucified by the media??? Maybe she still has a secret thing going on with Musk to help her pay her legal bills and he doesn't want Grimes to find out which could be why he is avoiding the subpoenas, imo.
Do you have a source for saying Elon Musk is a board member for the Sun?
It doesn't really sound like his thing - newspapers being "old" technology. He is not board member for News Corp.

Murdoch could have his own reasons for wanting to destroy Depp.
The media is extremely competitive and they hate each other. He might be able to control "his" media outlets, but he can not control all of the media. I remember when Rupert Murdoch owned FOX News in the U.S. He was despised by the other media outlets. They considered him an enemy. There is no way they would have done anything that Murdoch asked of them.

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Unread post by Lbock » Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:12 pm

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Sorry my point about JD's tax reductions is that in 2016 I remember a tax attorney being quoted as saying that JD would get the same tax reductions on the money he had to pay as part of the settlement -whether he gave them to AH or to a charity to satisfy the divorce agreement - no different to him. But that was not widely reported.
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Unread post by RumLover » Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:02 pm

I suspect that all UK newspapers wanted a Sun win because it would set a precedent of 'print whatever' and 'bring a defamation suit at your peril'.
The Virginia case will be different. I expect the newspapers to be negative to both Depp and Heard because that will be more sensational. I won't be surprised if little is published until court starts.

James Murdoch resigned from News Corp Board due to disagreements over certain editorial content, one of which is thought to be climate change. He is not as right wing as his brother Lachlan and father Rupert who continue on News Corp board.

Correct me if I am wrong, but Rupert Murdoch was the owner of Fox TV when Johnny was on 21 Jump St. This could be a long held grudge.

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Unread post by AdeleAgain » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:11 am

I agree the newspapers did not want a Johnny win although they expected him to do so - because, well he had the weight of evidence.

But in general media outlets know that if they put his name on anything, people will read it - I've said this previously but I've worked with former Daily Mail journalists who all said they'll print anything about him because he has the huge, loyal following who will read it, will comment even if to berate over the inaccuracies - and that pleases their advertisers and gets them more revenue.

And secondly I think JD offends many newspaper owners - he doesn't play the press game, he lives an alternative, odd life style, speaks his mind and no matter how much bad stuff the press throws at him - his fans will not seem to drop him. That is offensive to the Murdochs and others of this world who believe they should have power and influence over people's views - and are particularly offended that social and new media allows the people to defend JD. (Perfect example of media's fading power - JD's instagram followers continues to rise, AH's to fall.)

So he has ticked off the Murdochs, battled and won against powerful figures in Hollywood (viz the business managers and lawyers case) and which outlets are Saudi owned? Because he will have caused great offence to the Saudis by going to the Qatar National celebrations over the opening of their amazing arts museum.

And in addition, the journalists writing against him are available for hire - you'd be amazed, it actually doesn't cost PR agents that much money to get what might seem like serious journalists to write angled stories. So it is a perfect storm - journalists are essentially free lance and need cash, newspapers need clicks. What a godsend Johnny is to them.

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Unread post by AdeleAgain » Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:59 am

In the absence of any more news on the law suits I've been thinking and thinking about the charity donation and why AH wasn't asked about it in the London trial. And I've been sort of raging at the barristers in my own mind - why didn't they ask her outright. And then I thought - well if they had - she would have done some word salad that she could now fall back on. But since they didn't ask her, the words in her witness statement stand - and she lied. Which is nice and neat.

Apparently (I don't know this for sure as I can't bear to look at it) - iO has deleted all AH related pictures from his instagram. Is this some belated attempt at hiding something, or is he really not going to show up. I think several of you made the point on here that it's one thing to appear on a video screen to a trial in the UK (a country he doesn't seem to need to go to) - another to say what he said on his own doorstep.

I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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Unread post by Lbock » Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:26 am

I’m sure IO would love to be out of this. I B also think he takes great pleasure in causing Johnny a hard time and cackling over his attempt to quash the subpoena. I hope he isn’t able too.

Is this IO driving AH to the airport. Looks like him with the hair and arm tattoos.

https://mol.im/a/9260637#v-2709135112968845616

Interior of car looks different though???

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Unread post by ForeverYoung » Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:52 pm

iO is definately trying to dodge the supbpoena.

It looks like iO's lawyer knew abut the subpoena because it was e-mailed to the lawyer, who could have accepted service on iO's behalf.

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Unread post by ForeverYoung » Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:22 pm

I think this pic could have been taken later because it doesn't seem that the car had room for all those books plus the, suitcases and other things that were in the back of the vehicle at the airport in the video posted on that UK tabloid site. Some things I did notice was that she was too cheap this time to hire car service or VIP service at the airport. She made her cancer patient friend drag a big full duffle bag, and both of their suitcases while she carried one bag and a coat just so that she could get her 5 minutes of paparazzi shots. I really don't believe Bianca is a partner. She looks more like an assistant always pushing the shopping carts and carrying the bags. Her last one, Savannah, could have passed off as a partner the way she hung on to AH all the time and even once referred to her as her "ball and chain" on her IG account.

I also find it interesting she called the paparazzi when she arrived at LAX but not at her destination and she has posted nothing about where she is. I hope I am wrong but my gut feeling is telling me she went to London for quarantine and to prepare showing up at JD's appeal.
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Unread post by Granna » Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:41 pm

ForeveYoung:

I thought only the lawyers were doing the appeal hearing ?

Is this for show?

To remain in the headlines?

Does she feel that she needs to be relevant?

What in the world is she trying to accomplish?

Io trying to quash.

Musky dodging that's subpoena., again.

ACLU not cooperating.

Going after Disney.

Going after Twitter.

Going after LAPD.

And everyone is just going along with it why?

Someone said that this is part of the law!!! This is doing nothing more than causing a dragged out mess, and hurting JD even more. And you want to tell me this is the law, no. I don't agree she's trying to commit "murder" on JD's finances, personal life, his professional life, and his reputation.

This is just so disgusting.

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Unread post by Lbock » Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:55 pm

She knows the paparazzi hang out At the LA airport so no need to call them. She knew how to dawdle enough for them to identify her. Yes to your view that Bianca is her work mule, if you will.

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Unread post by Lbock » Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:58 pm

The defense and their witnesses etc will take advantage of every Avenue (including every dismissal attempt and quash attempt and avoidance), every loop hole in the law to thwart the plaintiff, limit their involvement and most importantly limit their costs. Their job isn’t to help the plaintiff but to thwart them or avoid involvement and over exposure.

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Unread post by ForeverYoung » Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:32 pm

The defense in the VA case is trying to do any and every under handed trick in the book to cause issues and delays to try and make it harder for JD's team to pursue the case. It is beoming clear they are getting desperate when things don't go their way with all the motions and subpoenas they have been filing.
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Unread post by ForeverYoung » Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:41 pm

I agree paparazzi probably hang around LAX but it's a big place and past history has shown she calls them when she wants to be seen, especially on that UK tabloid site.

I don't know for a fact she went to London, it was just my assumption but wherever she is, she doesn't want anyone to know about it or else she would have called the paps when she arrived. On the otherhand, maybe the paps hanging around there didn't recognize her because she is a nobody.
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Unread post by Granna » Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:20 am

ForeverYoung:

My thought:

Secret rendezvous with Musky?

Now why. What would they have to discuss, I wonder.

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Unread post by RumLover » Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:27 am

The March hearing in the UK will probably be conducted via video.
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