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She was stricken from the record.
CUNY scrubbed an article on its website celebrating a graduate who served on Johnny Depp’s legal team — after backlash from “woke” critics, according to a report.
Citing the “pain” that the article had induced in some readers, officials zapped the piece featuring Yarelyn Mena, 29, a 2015 Hunter College graduate and third-year lawyer originally from the Dominican Republic.
“We understand the strong negative emotions this article elicited and apologize for publishing the item,” read a message from CUNY brass, according to the College Fix. “We have removed it from our CUNYverse blog.”
The piece, which featured a picture of the Fordham Law School grad sitting next to Depp during his legal slugfest with ex-wife Amber Heard, noted her “copious legal research, contributions to the draft motion and preparation of witnesses and attorneys.”
But some readers called for the article to be cancelled, arguing that it indicated support for Depp. Heard had accused the actor of domestic abuse in the case.
CUNY’s frantic backpedal addressed those concerns — and even waded into some legal weeds.
“The article was not meant to convey support for Mr. Depp, implicitly or otherwise, or to call into question any allegations that were made by Amber Heard,” the statement read. “Domestic violence is a serious issue in our society and we regret any pain this article may have caused.”
“One line of the institution’s groveling apology could even be read as casting doubt on the jury’s verdict in the civil case,” he wrote. “CUNY’s message to talented young grads who go into the law seems to be – we’ll celebrate you only if we institutionally approve of your client.”
A jury ultimately sided with Depp and awarded him $10 million in defamation damages, eclipsing the $2 million it gave to Heard.
In the original article, Mena recalled long nights and public pressure stemming from the explosive civil trial.
“We were focused on the case around the clock and almost lived in a bubble throughout the trial so the pressure from the spotlight didn’t affect us as much on a day to day,” Mena said, according to the College Fix.
CUNY deletes article celebrating grad who worked with Johnny Depp’s legal team
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