Petitions call for firing Amber Heard as L’Oreal’s spokesperson

Petitions in opposition to Amber Read are gathering thousands of signatures pursuing leaked audio in which the actress reportedly admits to hitting ex-partner Johnny Depp.

“A liar and an abuser, a shame for women of all ages,” begins a single of two strategies to eliminate Amber Read, 33, from her job as world wide spokesperson for cosmetics manufacturer L’Oréal.

The petition has accrued above 5,000 signatures, making it nicely above halfway to its objective of 7,500. A next campaign to eliminate Read has accrued more than 4,300 signatures, with a objective of 5,000.

“After the shameful L’Oréal advert with Amber Read for the duration of the Oscars people begun to choose desire,” writes petition creator Federica P. in a publish.

“Amber Read, for decades now has been declaring to be the victim of abuse from her partner Johnny Depp,” writes the next campaign’s creator, Hillary Deanna. “In light of not long ago leaked recorded sessions concerning Ms. Read and Mr. Depp, it has come to the consideration of a lot of that it was in fact the other way around.”

The sessions refer to an audio confession attained by the Each day Mail in January.

“I’m sorry that I did not, uh, uh, hit you across the face in a good slap, but I was hitting you, it was not punching you. Babe, you’re not punched,” the publication stories Read tells Depp in the clip, “I really do not know what the movement of my precise hand was, but you’re fantastic, I did not harm you, I did not punch you, I was hitting you.”

She allegedly continues, telling the 56-yr-outdated actor, “You are these a little one. Grow the f–k up, Johnny.”

In a court docket submitting very last yr, Read alleged that Depp — to whom she was married for just above a yr, just before submitting for divorce in May 2016 — continuously hit her, ripped out her hair, choked and approximately suffocated her. The submitting was a reaction to Depp’s very own $fifty million defamation lawsuit in opposition to Read, in convert a reaction to Heard’s 2018 Washington Publish op-ed in which she describes becoming the victim of domestic abuse with out mentioning the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star.

“Imagine watching Tv set and viewing your abuser having portrayed as a ‘humanitarian,’ ” tweets a fan account taking Depp’s side in the domestic conflict, “@LOrealParisUSA Quit GLORIFYING ABUSERS!!”

L’Oréal did not quickly return a ask for for remark.

Amber Read attends the L’Oréal Paris Gals of Truly worth Celebration at The Pierre Hotel on Dec. 5, 2018.

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Amber Read attends the L’Oréal Paris Gals of Truly worth Celebration at The Pierre Hotel on Dec. 5, 2018.

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