A Marriage on Trial: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, and Truth in the Age of Social Media Airs Tonight, July 13 at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBC News NOW

July 13, 2022 – NBC News presents A Marriage on Trial: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, and Truth in the Age of Social Media, a new documentary on social media’s impact on the perception of the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial, airing on NBC News NOW tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET, and available on-demand today on NBCNews.com and August 1 on Peacock.

The Depp v. Heard defamation trial evoked two distinct reactions – those who couldn’t get enough and those who received more than they wanted. The new deep-dive documentary explores why the trial overwhelmed social media, specifically TikTok, and what viewers missed if social media coverage was their only news source. In the wake of a verdict that surprised legal experts, NBC News examines how the trial evolved into “the TikTok trial” and what the verdict means for future domestic abuse cases.

The 30-minute documentary features interviews with insiders and experts on the trial, including Amber Heard’s attorney Elaine Bredehoft, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence CEO Ruth Glenn, American University Law Professor and gendered violence expert Jamie Abrams, NBC News senior breaking news reporter Doha Madani, NBC News tech and culture reporter Kat Tenbarge, People Magazine’s Nigel Smith and more.

To watch, tune in to NBC News NOW tonight, July 13, at 10:30 p.m. ET. NBC News NOW is available on Peacock, Fubo, Pluto TV, Samsung TV Plus, The Roku Channel, Tubi, Xumo, YouTube, YouTube TV and NBC News’ apps on Roku, Fire TV and Apple TV. The special will also be available on-demand on Peacock and NBCNews.com.

A Marriage on Trial: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, and Truth in the Age of Social Media is produced by the NBC News Digital Docs unit, an award-winning collection of video journalists, producing shortform documentaries, airing across NBCU News Group’s platforms, including NBC News Digital, NBC News NOW, Peacock, TODAY, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC and Telemundo. 


For more information, contact:

Claudia Meyer-Samargia
NBC News Digital

Natalie Munio
NBC News Digital

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