Johnny Depp verdict live: Actor launches TikTok account following Amber Heard trial win


Depp verdict: Actor wins defamation trial as Heard awarded one counterclaim

Johnny Depp emerged victorious in his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard following three days of deliberations by the jury, which also handed Heard a partial win in her countersuit.

Depp sued Heard for $ 50m for implying he abused her in a 2018Washington Post op-ed. Although she didn’t name him, he claims her allegations impacted his ability to work. She pursued a $ 100m counterclaim.

The jury determined Heard defamed Depp on all three counts and awarded him $ 10m in compensatory damages and $ 5m in punitive damages. Heard was awarded $ 2m compensatory damages.

The “humbled” actor thanked the jury for giving him his life back and said a new chapter was now beginning for him after six years. Currently playing gigs on a UK tour with Jeff Beck, the actor told fans he was “still in shock”.

In a statement, Heard expressed “disappointment beyond words” and said she was heartbroken, claiming the verdict was a “setback” for women. She has decided to appeal the verdict and is “unable to pay” the damages.

In the wake of the verdicts, the stenographer who chronicled the trial has pushed back against the accusations she was “biased” toward Depp.

The Pirates of The Caribbean star has also seemed to launch a TikTok account following his win.


Amber Heard lawyer says ‘enormous amount of evidence was suppressed’

A lawyer representing Amber Heard in her defamation trial against Johnny Depp has spoken out following the verdict to say that “an enormous amount of evidence was suppressed” during the weeks-long trial.

Attorney Elaine Bredehoft appeared on NBC’s Today show on Thursday morning, hours after a jury determined Ms Heard defamed Mr Depp on all three counts in his lawsuit against her regarding a 2018 op-ed she wrote in the Washington Post about being a victim of domestic abuse.

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Fan sparks debate by giving herself a tattoo of Depp’s lawyer

AND woman has drawn mixed reactions online after she gave herself a tattoo of Depp‘with lawyerCamille Vasquez.

Through the six-week trial, Vasquez became one of the most well-known figures on the case. She has since gained massive attention online and has been celebrated on Twitter and Instagram. Rumors also sparked that she has been dating Depp, which Vasquez laughed at and declined to answer further.

In a recent video shared to TikTok, Jazzmyn Wollfe, documented how she gave herself “a Camille Vasquez tattoo”. She first showed a silhouette of the lawyer, drawn on a piece of paper, who was standing in front of a microphone. Below the portrait, Wollfe wrote, “OBJECTION”.

The Independent’s Amber Raiken reports:

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Johnny Depp v Amber Heard jurors ‘fell asleep’ during testimony, stenographer says

A court stenographer from the defamation trial involving Johnny Depp and Amber Heard claimed jury members kept falling asleep during the entire six-week-long proceedings.

In a new interview with the Law & Crime Network on Monday (June 6), stenographer Judy Bellinger claimed a few jurors fell asleep at multiple points during the trial.

“There were a few jurors who were dozing off,” she said. “And it was tough. There were a lot of video deposits, and they would just sit there, and all of a sudden I’d see their head drop. ”

Ms Bellinger also claimed that the juror who ended up paying the most attention was “unfortunately” not involved in the final verdict.

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Amber Heard should appeal inconsistent Johnny Depp verdict, says Lisa Bloom

Ms Bloom, whose clients have included Janice Dickinson (in her allegations against Bill Cosby), actor Mischa Barton (in a revenge porn lawsuit), and Harvey Weinstein (for whom Ms Bloom was an early advisor before resigning) spoke to BBC Newsnight following the verdict in the defamation case.

Clémence Michallon reports:

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Johnny Depp launches TikTok account amid push for comeback

Johnny Depp is now on TikTok.

So far, Depp has amassed more than 800k followers on the verified TikTok account @JohnnyDepp.

Despite the large following, the Pirates of The Caribbean star is still to post his first TikTok video.

Peony Hirwani7 June 2022 07:30


Heard’s sister breaks her silence following verdict

Heard’s sister Whitney Henriquez took to Instagram on Sunday to say she is “proud” of the Aquaman actor despite last week’s verdict.

“Yesterday, today and tomorrow I will always be proud of you for standing up for yourself, for testifying both here in Virginia and in the UK, and for being the voice of so many who can’t speak to the things that happen behind closed doors, ”wrote Henriquez, who had testified during the trial.

“We knew that this was going to be an uphill battle and that the cards were stacked against us. But you stood up and spoke out regardless. ”

The Independent’s Annabel Nugent reports:

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Depp and Jeff Beck splash out $ 60k on Indian dinner

Depp and Jeff Beck racked up a massive bill at an Indian restaurant in Birmingham, following the actor’s defamation trial win.

On Sunday (June 5), the pair closed Varanasi restaurant to the public, as they were reportedly joined by 20 other friends to share a meal.

According to TMZthe eatery’s Operations Director Mohammed Hussain said Depp’s final bill was around £ 50,000 ($ 60,000) in total.

In an Instagram post, the restaurant shared a few photos, along with a caption that read: “The most talked about person on the planet right now joined us for dinner last night!”

The Independent’s Inga Parkel reports:

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Voices: Depp and Heard won’t hear your view of the trial verdict – but the silent victims will

Abused women are watching while all this goes on. They are learning that their silence is the safest option.

Megan Sheets7 June 2022 04:15


Snoop Dogg weighs in on Depp in Heard trial

The rapper said he had been “busy doing Snoop Dogg” and so did not keep up with the high-profile case, but hoped others could “be better, with or without each other”.

Press Association reports:

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Unlikely cult celebrities of the Depp v Heard trial

Fans of the estranged couple exhaustively documented Depp and Heard’s every move and mannerism in court, their attorneys’ arguments, the judge’s interventions and a wealth of colorful witness testimony on TikTok, Instagram and Twitter, carving up what might have resulted in dry legal proceedings into a spectator sport.

All of which has raised disapproving eyebrows in some quarters, with concerns expressed that the real issue at the heart of the case, domestic violencewas lost in what has become a bad taste viral soap opera.

While those criticisms are more than valid, there is no question that the trial provided an extraordinary spectacle and a cast of unforgettable supporting characters who found themselves unlikely cult celebrities.

Megan Sheets7 June 2022 02:15




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