A disabled war veteran created a stir on social media after saying that Amber Heard’s PTSD score from her marriage to Johnny Depp was allegedly higher than his own.

Kurt Myers, whose Twitter bio describes him as a “retired Army, homeschool dad” from Nebraska, made waves on social media after chiming in on the ongoing courtroom battle between the exes. Depp, 58, and Heard, 36, are embroiled in a $50 million defamation lawsuit after she penned an op-ed for the Washington Post in 2018, claiming to be a victim of domestic abuse. The article did not name Depp and Heard’s lawyers have said it is protected by freedom of speech, but Depp’s legal team has argued that the article’s implications were obvious and that this damaged their client’s acting career. Heard has countersued for $100 million, saying her ex-husband assaulted her several times during their relationship.

“I am a disabled combat veteran that lost a close friend in Iraq in 2005,” Myers tweeted on Thursday, May 26. “Amber Heard scored much higher than me on her PTSD test, according to Dr. Hughes. Evidently, being married to Johnny Depp is far more traumatic than the Iraq War,” he wrote, adding the popular hashtag #JusticeForJohnnyDepp.

Myers was referring to the expert witness testimony given by Heard’s witness Dr. Dawn Hughes, a clinical and forensic psychologist who diagnosed the actress with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and said it “interfered” with her work on ‘Aquaman 2′. “Miss Heard demonstrated very clear psychological traumatic effects, or the exacerbation of trauma from those statements that Mr. Depp’s attorneys made,” Hughes testified, saying Heard’s PTSD was allegedly caused by intimate partner violence from Depp.

Nonetheless, Myers’ tongue-in-cheek tweet about Heard’s PTSD scores went viral and drew the support of thousands of Depp fans, many of whom thanked the veteran for his service.

“Thank you for your service and I’m sorry for your loss and the effects you are still suffering. I’m pretty sure that Amber Heard does not have PTSD,” one wrote.

“First thank you for your sacrifice and service. It does not go unnoticed. Thank you. Sorry for your loss as well as that is never easy. My father is a Vietnam Vet, I know how hard that is. Second, spot-on,” another chimed in.

“It’s impossible to reach her scores unless you are cheating the test. It’s not designed to have a perfect score so if you score that high you cheated you are clearly faking it,” a comment read.

Myers responded to the positive messages, writing, “Thank you all for the kind words, it was an honor to serve.”

However, there were some who did not appreciate the veteran’s take.

“Is it a competition? I wasn’t aware of that. What my psychologist told me was that it comes down to that moment of terror. Five years is a lot of moments of terror. Being able to act, or not, also impacts outcomes. Maybe you didn’t know this?” one tweeted.

“Being physically, emotionally, and sexually abused by him as she reports would certainly have a very high score on the PTSD scale. Many of us have witnessed horrific events or lost someone close to us through violence, one person’s suffering does not negate someone else’s suffering,” another offered.

“So…if a person experiences a lifetime of trauma it is possible for a person to have higher scores than a war veteran it’s called chronic trauma! We have to stop minimizing people’s struggles, everyone has their own and reacts differently,” someone else added.

Depp and Heard’s legal face-off is nearing its conclusion. The trial began on April 11 and there have been a number of shocking revelations since about their troubled relationship, which included 15 months of marriage. Both parties have accused each other of domestic violence and abuse throughout the Fairfax County, Virginia trial. Now, it is up to the seven-member jury to come up with a unanimous verdict.

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