Social Network: Amber Heard is deleting her Twitter account after ex-boyfriend Elon Musk bought the platform

Most of us probably still remember Amber Heard because of the extremely turbulent relationship with Johnny Depp and the subsequent trial.

Social Network: Amber Heard is deleting her Twitter account after ex-boyfriend Elon Musk bought the platform

Most of us probably still remember Amber Heard because of the extremely turbulent relationship with Johnny Depp and the subsequent trial. But the actress had another relationship with another very famous man before Depp: Elon Musk. Between 2016 and 2017, she dated the eccentric tech billionaire. The relationship ultimately did not work out permanently, but both are said to have parted on good terms and remained friends.

Now Musk bought the short message service Twitter, which caused heated discussions around the world. Many people then deleted their accounts there and switched to alternative providers such as Mastodon. They fear Musk will no longer crack down on hate speech or conspiracy theories, and he's known to be moody and erratic. And while many users demonstratively left Twitter, Amber Heard's account there suddenly disappeared as well. Of course, many Twitterers quickly noticed this.

"Hmm," someone wrote. "Seems like someone doesn't want their ex-boyfriend to have access to their account and private messages." Indeed, the timing of her Twitter departure is remarkable. After the very public trial against her ex-husband Johnny Depp, the 36-year-old became the target of many Depp fans, who threatened and insulted her badly. Of course also via social media. She endured all of this stoically – and only now did she delete her Twitter account. Interesting timing.

One can only speculate about the reasons at the moment, as long as Heard does not make a statement himself. There may actually be private messages or draft tweets that she definitely doesn't want Musk to see. As the head of Twitter, he might be able to take a closer look at her account if he's really interested. Perhaps there were still conflicts after the initially friendly separation, and Heard is simply no longer on good terms with her ex?

Another rumor has spread among some Twitter users: Elon Musk himself may have deleted Amber Heard's account, effectively throwing her off the platform. Why? So far no one has had a conclusive answer. As much as many Heard opponents might like this idea – there is probably nothing to it. The actress may have deleted her account herself. She might be able to tell us about the reasons in the near future.

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