Plus de 200 spécialistes se portent à l’appui d’une actrice diffamée Lettre ouverte de soutien à Amber Heard

Il y a cinq mois, le verdict du procès en diffamation entre Johnny Depp et Amber Heard a profondément inquiété plusieurs professionnel-les du domaine de la violence entre partenaires intimes et de la violence sexuelle.

Comme beaucoup de personnes l’ont noté, dont l’éditorialiste A.O. Scott du New York Times, la diffamation de Mme Heard et le harcèlement en ligne dont elle et celleux qui l’ont soutenue ont fait l’objet s’avèrent sans précédent, tant par leur vitriol que par leur ampleur.

Une grande partie de ce harcèlement a été alimentée par la désinformation, la misogynie, la biphobie et un environnement de médias sociaux monétisés où les allégations de violence conjugale et d’agression sexuelle d’une femme sont tournées en dérision à des fins de divertissement. Les mêmes tropes de désinformation et de blâme des victimes sont maintenant utilisés contre d’autres personnes ayant allégué des agressions.

Selon nous, le verdict de l’affaire Depp contre Heard et le discours qui continue à l’entourer témoignent d’une incompréhension fondamentale de la violence sexuelle et des agressions de partenaires intimes et de la façon dont les survivantes y réagissent. Les conséquences néfastes de la diffusion de cette désinformation sont incalculables. Nous sommes très préoccupé-es par l’utilisation abusive croissante des procès en diffamation pour menacer et réduire au silence les survivantes.

Nous condamnons l’humiliation publique d’Amber Heard et lui apportons notre soutien. Nous soutenons la capacité de toustes à signaler les violences sexuelles et celles commises par les partenaires intimes, sans devoir subir de harcèlement ni d’intimidation.

Organisations signataires
Women’s March Action
Fondation de la Marche des femmes
Ms. Magazine
Esperanza United
The National Organization for Women
The Asian Feminist
LIFT : Living in Freedom Together, Worcester
Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE)
The Safe Center LI
Sakhi for South Asian Women
The National Organization for Women, chapitre de Virginie
Refuge : For women and children against domestic violence
Cyber Civil Rights Initiative
Center for Safety and ChangeClearinghouse on Women’s Issues (CWI)
Democratic Activists for Women Now
Sanctuary for Families
National Women’s Law Center
Equal Rights Advocates
Equality Now
EnoughIsEnough Voter Project
Engendered Collective
Every Voice Coalition Fighting Sexual Violence on Campus
Know Your IX
Victim Focus
Sisi.ie
Aidileys
Crumiller
Ultraviolet
Female Filmaker Fuse
Sexual Violence Prevention Association
Military Rape Crisis Center
Öfgar
The Pixel Project
Hope’s Door
Futures Without Violence
Réseau International des Mères en Lutte
WeSpoke
Women’s Equal Justice Project
CCChat Magazine
Custody Peace
Violence Free Minnesota
The Mary Sue New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault
Osez le Féminisme
Movement of Mothers
Associazione Iroko Onlus
C.A. Goldberg, PLLC, Victims’ Rights Law Firm
Feminist Majority Foundation
Fearless! Hudson Valley, Inc.
McAllister Olivarius

Aidileys • Associazione Iroko Onlus • Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE) • CCChat Magazine • Custody Peace • Cyber Civil Rights Initiative • Center for Safety and Change • Clearinghouse on Women’s Issues Crumiller • The Feminist Litigation Firm • Democratic Activists for Women Now • Engendered Collective • EnoughIsEnough Voter Project • Equal Rights Advocates • Equality Now • Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network) • Every Voice Coalition • Fearless! Hudson Valley, Inc. • Female Filmaker Fuse • Feminist Majority Foundation • Futures Without Violence • C.A. Goldberg, PLLC, Victims’ Rights Law Firm • Hope’s Door • Know Your IX • LIFT: Living in Freedom Together, Worcester • McAllister Olivarius • Military Rape Crisis Center • Ms. Magazine •The National Organization for Women • The National Organization for Women: Virginia Chapter • National Women’s Law Center • Öfgar • Osez le Féminisme • Refuge: for Women & Children. Against Domestic Violence. • Réseau International des Mères en Lutte • Sakhi for South Asian Women • Sanctuary for Families • Sexual Violence Prevention Association • The Asian Feminist • The Mary Sue • Movement of Mothers • The Pixel Project • The Safe Center LI • UltraViolet • Victim Focus • Violence Free Minnesota • WeSpoke • Women’s March Action • Women’s March Foundation • Women’s Equal Justice Project

Signataires individuel-les:

Renée B. Adams,
Professor, University of Oxford

Dr. Esohe Aghatise,
Executive Director, Associazione Iroko Onlus

Cheryl A. Alexander,
L.I.C.S.W., RMT Trauma Informed Psychotherapist in Private Practice

Aisha Ali-Khan,
British Women’s Rights Campaigner, Women United Organisation

Sara Ahmed,
Independent Scholar, Author, “Complaint!”

Kate Amber,
PgCert, Founder, End Coercive Control USA

Dr. Adrienne Barnett,
Reader in Law, Brunel Law School, Brunel University London

Dr. Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur,
Professor of Sociology, Rhode Island College

Kelly Asao,
Professor of Psychology, Westminster College

Dr. Kate Balestrieri,
Licensed Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Certified Sex Therapist & Founder of Modern Intimacy

Dr. Nicole Bedera,
Sociologist

Nicole Bell,
Founder and CEO, LIFT Living in Freedom Together

Panayiota Bertzikis,
CEO/Founder Military Rape Crisis Center

Amy Betts,
Founder of Aidileys – Rights, Family Court Information Services

Elizabeth Blackney,
Survivor and Activist

Antoinette Bonsignore, J.D.,
Legal and Prosecutorial Analyst, Case Systems Training Review Program, Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission

Anna Boucher,
Associate Professor in Public Policy and Political Science (LSE) and admitted Solicitor, Supreme Court NSW, Australia

Lindsey Boylan,
Women’s Rights Activist

Dr. Stephanie Ann Brandt MD,
Faculty and Chairman, Ethics Committee, New York Psychoanalytic Institute New York, NY, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, Experienced Forensic Evaluation and Testimony in Family, Supreme and Federal ( EDNY + SDNY ) Child focused Litigation

Susan J. Brison,
Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values, Dartmouth College

Professor Ann Bartow,
University of New Hampshire School of Law.

Laura S Brown, Ph.D.
ABPP, psychologist in private practice, past President, APA Division of Trauma Psychology and Society for The Psychology of Women

Dr. Kari Brozowski
Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University

Twiss Butler,
Feminist

Rachel Camp,
Professor from Practice and Co-Director, Georgetown University Domestic Violence Clinic (title for identification purposes only)

Nancy Chi Cantalupo,
Associate Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School (title and institution provided for identification purposes only)

Kali Casab,
The Voices and Faces Project

Lauren B. Cattaneo,
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, George Mason University

Gillian Chadwick,
Professor of Law, Washburn University School of Law

Debra Chopp,
Clinical Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

Seo-Young Chu
Associate Professor Queens College, CUNY

Andrew Thomas Cicchetti,
Ph.D. LCSW-R

Dr Esma Esen Çiftçi,
Assistant Professor in Social and Organisational Psychology at Anadolu University. Work on Sexism and Social Relationships

Dr. Christine Marie Cocchiola,
DSW, LCSW Coercive Control Advocate, Educator, Researcher & Survivor

J.V. Connors
Ph.D. New Mexico licensed psychologist

Dr. Elizabeth Dalgarno,
SHERA Research Group

Roxana Dapper,
Activist Educator, Feminist, Gender Equity Educator

Michele Landis Dauber,
Frederick I. Richman Professor of Law, Stanford Law School (title and institution for identification purposes only)

Ella Dawson,
Author

Drew Dixon,
Producer, Activist

Margaret B. Drew,
Associate Professor of Law, UMass Law School

Prof. Dr. Jennifer Drobac

Martin Dufresne, translator of Andrea Dworkin and Lundy Bancroft

Danielle Pelfrey Duryea
Boston University School of Law (institution for identification purposes only)

Maria João Faustino,
PhD Candidate, University of Auckland

Erin Dwyer-Frazier,
Attorney and Domestic Violence Advocate

Heidi Eilers, Ph.D.,
BCBA-D, CCTP, Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Aliaa Magda Elmahdy,
Egyptian internet activist and women’s rights advocate

Deborah Epstein,
Agnes Williams Sesquicentennial Professor of Gender, Violence, and Law, Georgetown Law University Center

Ray Epstein,
President/Founder of Student Activists Against Sexual Assault at Temple University

Heidi Li Feldman,
Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Bill Flack,
Professor of Psychology, Bucknell University

Professor Michael Flood
Queensland University of Technology

Terry Forliti,
Communication Coordinator for Upside Sex Trafficking Initiative, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jaclyn Friedman,
editor of “Yes Means Yes” and “Believe Me”

Kern Geard,
Social Worker, Feminist Advocate

Professor Aisha K. Gill, Ph.D.
CBE | Professor of Criminology

Professor Leigh Gilmore,
Ohio State University, Author, “The #MeToo Effect: What Happens When We Believe Women”

Lisa Goodman,
Ph.D., Professor, Boston College

Leigh Goodmark,
Marjorie Cook Professor of Law and Co-Director, Clinical Law Program

Cynthia A. Graham,
PhD, C. Psychol, Professor of Sexual and Reproductive Health

Gretchen Grappone,
LICSW PTSD Clinician & Trainer

Julie Green,
Research Assistant, Violence Against Women and Children team, Department of Social Work, The University of Melbourne

Min Grob,
Founder CCChat Magazine

Kit Gruelle,
Advocate, Survivor, Film Subject for HBO Documentary Private Violence

Emiliana Guereca,
Founder and Executive Director Women’s March Action and Women’s March Foundation

Kayla Harder
Founder, Survivors Righting Wrongs

Yasmeen Hassan,
Global Executive Director, Equality Now

Tirion Havard,
Associate Professor, England UK

Judith L. Herman, M.D.,
Professor of Psychiatry (Part Time), Harvard Medical School

Kathryn Holland,
Ph.D Assistant Professor of Psychology & Women’s & Gender Studies, University of Nebraska

CarlLa Horton, M.P.A.,
Executive Director, Hope’s Door

Emily Mia Hughes-Smith,
MBACP. BSc(hons) dip. Sup

Doreen Hunter,
Co-Founder, Americas Conference to End Coercive Control (ACECC)

Holly Jacobs, PhD
Founder, Board Member, Cyber Civil Rights Initiative

Hans Johnson,
President, East Area Progressive Democrats

Sheherezade Kara
International Human Rights Jurist and Consultant, human-writes.org

Dr. Emma Katz, Ph.D.,
Senior Lecturer, Liverpool Hope University, UK

Mara Keire
Senior Research Fellow, Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, UK

Dr. Margaret Kertesz,
Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

Farrah Khan,
CEO Possibility Seeds

Amanda Kippert,
Editor-in-Chief, DomesticShelters.org, Co-Host, Toxic the Podcast

Judge Judy Harris Kluger,
Executive Director, Sanctuary for Families

Renée Izambard,
Survivor, Founding member of Movement of Mothers

Dean Laurie Kohn,
George Washington Law School

Kellyann Kostyal-Larrier,
Executive Director, Fearless! Hudson Valley, Inc.

Dr. Ingeborg Kraus,
Clinical Psychologist, Psychotraumatologist

Lauren Krouse,
Writer & Survivor-Victim Advocate

Afsana Lachaux,
Activist & British Women’s Rights Campaigner.

Julie S. Lalonde
Canadian Woman’s Rights Advocate

Dr Rhiannon Lane,
Research Fellow in Sociology, Cardiff University

Julianna Lee,
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

Geraldine Lee-Treweek ,
Professor of Social Justice at Birmingham City University, UK, specialist in Abuse Studies and Psychotherapist.

Dorchen A. Leidholdt, Esq.,
Director, Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services at Sanctuary for Families

Edward Lloyd,
Evan M. Frankel Clinical Professor Emeritus in Environmental Law, Columbia University School of Law

Dr. Laura E. Ludtke,
Independent Scholar

Linda MacDonald,
Persons Against Non-State Torture, co-author « Women Unsilenced Our Refusal To Let Torturer-Traffickers Win »

Catharine A. MacKinnon,
Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at Michigan Law, and the long-term James Barr Ames Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School (all titles for identification purposes only)

David Mandel,
Executive Director, Safe and Together Institute

Jane Manning,
Director, Women’s Equal Justice Project

Omny Miranda Martone,
Founder & CEO of Sexual Violence Prevention Association

Irina Matvienko,
Feminist Activist, Journalist, Founder of Nemolchi.uz (Do Not Be Silent)

Jef McAllister,
Managing Partner, McAllister Olivarius

Joan Meier,
National Family Violence Law Center, Professor of Clinical Law, George Washington University Law School

Neeta Misra,
Director of Development, Per Scholas

Carolyn Modeen,
Sun Cities West Valley NOW

Amy Myers,
Acting Director, Gender Justice Clinic, Washington College of Law (for identification purposes only)

Natalie Nanasi,
Associate Professor, SMU Dedman School of Law, Director, Judge Elmo B. Hunter Legal Center for Victims of Crimes Against Women

Laura Beth Nielsen, JD, Ph.D.,
Professor & Chair, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University, Research Professor, American Bar Foundation, President, Law and Society Association, Author, “License to Harass: Law, Hierarchy, and Offensive Public Speech” (titles for identification purposes only)

Ann Olivarius,
Chair of the Executive Committee, McAllister Olivarius

Emer O’Toole, Ph.D.,
Professor, Concordia University

Tashmia Owen,
Survivor Advocate, Artist & Feminist Filmmaker

Natalie Page

TheCourtSaid Founder, Survivor Family Network Director

David Palumbo-Liu,
Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor, Stanford University

Reena Parikh,
Director of Civil Rights Clinic, Boston College Law School (title for identification purposes only)

Moira Penza,
Attorney, Former federal prosecutor, Eastern District of New York; led NXIVM investigation and trial

Jaime Cabeza Pereiro,
Professor of Labor and Social Security Law, University of Vigo

Mary Peterson,
PhD candidate & Activist Specialising in Fighting Sexual Harassment in Academia

Alison Phipps,
Professor of Sociology, Newcastle University

Christie Pitts

Alexa Polar,
Writer, Producer, Director & Founder of Female Filmakers Fuse

Nicole Prause, Ph.D.,
Senior Statistician, University of California, Los Angeles (title for identification purposes only)

Dr. Charlotte Proudman,
Barrister and Academic

Dr Shivaun Quinlivan
Associate Professor, University of Galway

Professor Tracey Raney,
Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, Canada

Anne K. Ream,
Activist and Founder of The Voices and Faces Project

Laura Richards
BSc, MSc, MBPsS, Criminal Behavioural Analyst

Jennifer Robinson,
Australian human rights lawyer and barrister at Doughty St Chambers, U.K. counsel to Amber Heard, author of How Many More Women?

Diane Rosenfeld,
Lecturer on Law, Director, Gender Violence Program, Harvard Law School

Lily Kay Ross, MDiv, Ph.D.
Feminism and Ethics Research Fellow, Psymposia

Daniel Sabbeth,
MD, PhD, Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist. Former Director of Training in Forensic Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

David A. Santacroce,
Clinical Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

Dr. Lex Santiago,
Academic & Scholar of Psychedelic (sociomedical humanities) Science trained in Global Health, Political Geography, Philosophy, Ethics & Theology. Sexual harassment & IPV Victim-Survivor Advocate; Focusing on LGBTQ men & women of Asian, Pacific Islander & Filipinx descent.

Jeanne Sarson,
co-author, “Women Unsilenced Our Refusal To Let Torturer-Traffickers Win,” Co-Founder Persons Against Non-State Torture.

Purna Sen,
Ph.D. Visiting Professor, Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, LMU Special Advisor to the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court

Kascindra Shewan,
Ph.D, Ph.D in Sexualised Violence Prevention (McMaster University), Current Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexualised Violence Prevention (McGill University)

Dr. John Simister,
Ph.D., Domestic Violence and Economics Researcher, Senior Lecturer, Business School Manchester Metropolitan University

Ann Simonton,
Founder Director of Media Watch: For Improving image of Women in Media

Rita Smith,
National Expert on Violence Against Women, Former Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)

Rachel Louise Snyder,
Professor, American University, Author, “No Visible Bruises”

Evan Stark, Ph.D., MSW,
Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University

Gloria Steinem,
Writer, Activist

Leslie Morgan Steiner,
Advocate, Author, “Crazy Love”

Roslyn Talusan,
Journalist and Anti-Rape Activist

Ruth Silver Taube,
Adjunct Professor of Law, Santa Clara University, Legal Services Co-Chair, South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking, Delegate, Santa Clara County’s Human Trafficking Commission (all titles for identification purposes only)

Dr. Jessica Taylor,
Chartered Psychologist, CEO of Victim Focus

Alison Turkos,
Survivor + Advocate

Vanessa Tyson,
Associate Professor of Politics, Scripps College

Lee Upshur,
DEI (Diversity & Inclusion) Manager

Robin West, J.D.,
Professor of Law, Georgetown Law School

Merle Weiner, Philip H. Knight Professor of Law, University of Oregon (title for identification purposes only)

Amy Willard-Cross,
Founder Gender Fair

Christina L. Winters,
Ph.D. Psychologist & Researcher, Tilburg Law School

James Wood,
Press and Marketing Director, McAllister Olivarius

Constance Wu,
Actor and author

Sophia Yen, M.D.,
Adolescent Medicine Specialist, CEO/Founder of Pandia Health

Amy Ziering,
Filmmaker

All titles and institutions provided for identification purposes only for all signatories.

DERNIÈRE HEURE: Cette lettre ouverte a été retirée du compte Instagram où elle avait été affichée jeudi soir. La société META a soutenu qu’il s’agissait d’une « erreur » et l’a remise en ligne.

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