Presumption of guilt


The following article is an English translation of an original article by El Tivípata, a Spanish blogger specialized in antifeminism. Originally published on 9th June 2016. Published with his explicit permission. Link to the original in Spanish:

Recent news has disrupted social networks, in particular the sensitive and susceptible Twitter community. Amber Heard, the romantic partner of famous actor Johnny Depp, recently filed a report against him for domestic violence. Due to his success in movies like Platoon, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? or Donnie Brasco, he became an icon of younger generations. When he played a certain eccentric pirate, he became a teen idol. But as soon as the bomb detonated, his presumption of innocence must have been disintegrated along with the media deflagration, as the blue bird became a wasp nest of teenagers wielding gavels and dressed with judicial robes, casually passing condemnatory sentences.

Shortly afterwards, Depp’s daughter Lily-Rose, born of his previous marriage to Vanessa Paradise, with whom Depp had had a 14-year relationship, appeared on a different social network to deny that her father was an abuser. It is at least significant that a direct witness of the relationships between Depp and his romantic partners denied the possibility that the actor had a violent nature. Vanessa Paradise herself took up the cudgels for her ex-partner, stating that Depp had never shown an aggressive attitude towards her. But the case would take a weird twist when Amber Heard’s sentimental history was published.

In 2009, she was arrested for assaulting her partner at the time, Tasya Van Ree. The incident took place in a most crowded place: the airport of Seattle. An argument caused Amber to grab her girlfriend violently by the arm and punch her. Obviously, this incident does not invalidate, per se, the accusation against Depp, but to the statements of Lily-Rose we have to add those of security guards Jerry Judge and Sean Bett, who were witnesses of the cohabitation of both Depp and Heard, even before they got married. Both men agree that it was Amber Heard who frequently got violent, even throwing glass bottles at the actor, and that they frequently had to intervene to get her away from Depp.

The statements of the police officers who arrived at their home after the discussion are even more enlightening. They claim not to have seen at that moment the facial bruises that the actress Amber Heard later showed in some controversial pictures.

Anyhow, it must be the judicial system who determines which of the two litigants is right, but the reflex action of accepting the word of the accuser in matters of domestic violence, as if it was the word of God, is eye-opening. Women never lie.

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El Ratel

El Ratel ("The Badger") has helplessly seen the rise of politically correct nonsense, inclusive language and feminist ideology in his native country, Spain. After getting in contact with the MRM and antifeminist ideas, his attempts to talk about it were met with disdain and disgust. That is why he adopted a secret identity and started doing what he does best: spreading information by means of writing and translation.

El Ratel ha presenciado el auge de las estupideces políticamente correcta, el lenguaje inclusivo y la ideología feminista en su país natal, España. Tras entrar en contacto con las ideas del Movimiento por los Derechos del Hombre y el antifeminismo, sus intentos por hablar de ello fueron recibidos con desdén y desprecio. Por eso, tomó la decisión de adoptar una identidad secreta y hacer lo que mejor se le da: difundir información a través de la escritura y la traducción.

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