No Verdict In Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Defamation Trial
The bitter defamation trial between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard has yet to reach a verdict as the jury in the trial concluded deliberations for the day on Tuesday. The panel met for two hours on Friday and seven hours on Tuesday.
• “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for describing herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse”
• “Aquaman” star Amber Heard countersued Johnny Depp for $100 million claiming “rampant physical violence and abuse” she suffered at the hands of Depp
• Hundreds of Depp fans watched the televised trial and also started a #JusticeForJohnnyDepp campaign on social media
What Amber Heard Wrote In That Op-Ed?
In December 2018, Amber Heard wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post where she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” While she didn’t name Depp in the article, Depp took it as an allegation and sued Heard for implying he was a domestic abuser. He sought $50 million in damages.
How Did Amber React To The Lawsuit?
The Texas-born 36-year-old Heard countersued Depp for $100 million claiming she suffered “rampant physical violence and abuse” at his hands. Heard was married to Depp from 2015 to 2017 and the history of their married life shows that Heard had already secured a restraining order against Depp in May 2016 for domestic violence.
Is Depp Leading A Normal Life
The 58-year-old three-time Oscar nominee is a guitarist and owns a band, the Hollywood Vampires, with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry of Aerosmith. On Sunday, he made a surprise appearance at the concert by Jeff Beck in Sheffield and at Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday.
His fans watched his six-week-long televised trial and they stood firm behind him. They have even started the social media campaign #JusticeForJohnnyDepp to show their support.