According to a CNN headline, Johnny Depp and Kyle Rittenhouse are organizing a “national tour” to spread awareness regarding the dangers of defamation.
Twitter accounts have posted an image purporting to be a screenshot of a CNN headline on Johnny Depp and Kyle Rittenhouse’s intention to organize a “national tour.”
According to the alleged screenshot, Sonia Moghe reported the story uploaded online on June 01, 2022.
“Johnny Depp rumored to be organizing a national tour with Kyle Rittenhouse to spread awareness on the dangers of defamation,” the headline reads.
Misbar has investigated the circulating claim and found it to be fake.
Fake Screenshot Claiming That Jonnhy Depp Is Organizing a National Tour
We investigated the claim by conducting a Google Advanced Search using the following keywords: “Johnny Depp,” “Kyle Rittenhouse,” and “national tour,” but we did not find any related reporting or the story in question.
Our team also conducted an advanced search on the CNN social media accounts. The process did not reveal any credible sources or media outlets that have reported on the alleged national tour by Johnny Depp and Kyle Rittenhouse.
Also, Sonia Moghe, whose name appears on the alleged article, did not post anything related to this story on her verified Twitter account.
The fake image imitates CNN’s mobile version articles. However, we noticed many differences between the original article format and the one appearing on the alleged screenshot, and it is a sign of limited knowledge of photo editing that affected the CNN logo in the right top corner, the typography, and the date of update, as the following image shows.
Photo description: Differences between the CNN mobile version and the fabricated image.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
The claim began to circulate after Johnny Depp won the U.S. defamation case against his ex-wife, Amber Heard.
According to news reports, many legal experts suggested he had a weaker chance of winning because of the U.S. free speech protections.
The judge ordered Amber Heard to pay her ex-husband $10.35 million in damages, while the jury had recommended $15 million.
The claim also surfaces after Kyle Rittenhouse said, following Johnny Depp’s winning, that Mr. Depp’s victory over Amber Heard in court is “fueling” his plans to file defamation suits against the media.
It is worth mentioning that, in August 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse “fatally shot two men and injured a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during the unrest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.”