Daily Bread for 6.12.22: What Depp v. Heard May Mean for #MeToo

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Sunday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 74. Sunrise is 5:15 AM and sunset 8:34 PM for 15h 18m 18s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 94.5% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1899, the New Richmond Tornado devastates that small Wisconsin community:

On this date the worst tornado disaster in Wisconsin history occured. The storm virtually leveled New Richmond on the day the Gollmar Brothers Circus came to town. At the time, New Richmond was a prosperous town of 2500 people and one of the most scenic places in Wisconsin. On the day of the storm, the streets were filled with residents and tourists waiting for the afternoon circus parade. Shortly after the circus ended, the tornado passed through the very center of town, completely leveling buildings. Over 300 buildings were damaged or destroyed. Massive amounts of flying debris resulted in multiple deaths in at least 26 different families. In all, the storm claimed 117 lives and caused 150 injuries.

The Daily considers the impact of the Depp v. Heard defamation case:

This episode contains strong language and details of a sexual assault accusation.

Since a jury ruled in favor of Johnny Depp in his defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard, there has been impassioned debate about what exactly the outcome means for the #MeToo movement.

It raises the question: If people being accused of sexual assault can potentially win defamation cases in court, what does that mean for the accused — and the accusers — moving forward?

Guest: Julia Jacobs, a culture reporter for The New York Times.

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