Monique Muller, the woman who has accused Katlego Maboe of abuse, has responded to comments from fans of Johnny Depp, after she was criticized for sharing her opinion on the actor’s defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard.
The anti-GBV activist took to her Instagram Stories to tell trolls to “mind their business” after revealing she had been bombarded with “hateful comments”.
MONIQUE MULLER ON JOHNNY DEPP TRIAL: ‘IT’S BEEN VERY SHOCKING’
On Sunday, June 5, Monique Muller shared an Instagram post from the @BeBadass.in account about the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial. In it, the writers question the narrative that develops in the media about the actors.
the Women for Change SA The volunteer revealed that although she had not followed the trial, she had been affected by it. “She has been so uplifting for so many reasons,” she said on her IG Stories.
Without naming him, Amber Heard accused Johnny Depp of physically, emotionally and sexually abusing her throughout their relationship. Washington Post opinion article. The actor sued her for defamation and last week received a total of $15 million in damages.
But Monique shared that the trial, and the lives of Johnny and Amber, did not interest her.
She continued: “I care very little. These things don’t keep me up at night. The life of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard does not bother me. I don’t know these people personally. That’s what a lot of people need to understand that.
Monique added that she voiced her opinion because she was “skeptical” about the media reports. She also added that her opinion had been formed “from experience”.
She continued, “It’s actually pathetic how facts don’t matter. The whole media thing is BS. I have the right to my opinion. Don’t come to me for my opinion. You may not like that, and that’s okay. I’m not here to make friends.”
On the arguments related to domestic abuse between the celebrity couple, Monique added: “I think men can be abused too.”
She continued: “I don’t think this case means that now we shouldn’t believe women when they speak.”
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KATLEGO MABOE ABUSE ALLEGATIONS
In 2020, a video shot by Monique Muller of ex-partner Katlego Maboe confessing to having an affair during their relationship went viral.
previous Express Morning Show host admitted to cheating on Monique with another woman. Monique also accused Katlego of contracting an STI from her and physically abusing her, resulting in a protective order against the star.
He shared in a statement at the time: “I was unfaithful to my partner during a very important time in our lives, an act I regret to this day.”
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However, Katlego, who has been removed from his television performances and sponsorships, denied physically assaulting Monique. And he added: “I have never abused my partner. I have always opposed and will always oppose the abuse of women and children; in fact, the abuse of anyone.
In January this year, a Johannesburg court dismissed Monique’s request to grant a permanent protective order against Katlego.
Monique -who stood by her experience- said on social media at the time: “I feel sad about the fact that throughout this process, I learned that the courts, especially the justice of the peace, are not for victims. It is an arena for abusers and that is where they thrive.
“There are so many loopholes in the system that allow abusers to do what Katlego and his team have done to me, like drag this case out for two years. To the point where my bills were more than R1m. They drained me financially and emotionally,” he said.
Last week, Amber Heard also expressed her disappointment with the justice system following her trial against Johnny Depp.