Johnny Depp dedicates his first TikTok to Amber Heard’s “unwavering supporters” following her court battle
On June 7, the 58-year-old posted a video montage of himself that looked like it was shot during his high-profile legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard.
He captioned the photo, “To all of my most cherished, devoted, and unshakable fans.” “We’ve been everywhere together and witnessed everything.
” We’ve both been along the same path. Because you cared, we worked together to do the right thing. And now we’ll all work together to move forward. You are, as always, my employers, and there is no way for me to express my gratitude other than to say thank you. So, thank you very much. “
The actor’s first TikTok post, which he made on June 6, comes just six days after a Virginia jury found Heard guilty of defaming Depp.
Despite the fact that the Pirates of the Caribbean star was not there when the decision was read on June 1, he issued a statement thanking the jurors for “giving me my life back.”
“My life, the lives of my children, the lives of those closest to me, and the lives of those who have supported and believed in me for many, many years were permanently changed six years ago,” the father of two stated. “Everything happened in the blink of an eye.”
He went on to say, “False, severe, and criminal allegations were made about me in the media, resulting in a never-ending bombardment of nasty information, despite the fact that no charges were ever filed against me.” It had already traveled twice around the world in a nanosecond and had had a profound impact on my life and career.
Depp added, “The purpose of bringing this case from the start was to uncover the truth, regardless of the outcome.” I owed it to my children and all those who have remained strong in their support for me to tell the truth. I’m relieved that I’ve finally completed that task.
After she wrote an essay for the Washington Post in 2018 in which she called herself a “public figure representing domestic abuse,” Depp sued Heard, whom he was married to from February 2015 to January 2017, for $50 million in defamation in March 2019.
While the actor was not identified in the essay, his lawyers previously stated in court records that Heard’s piece “depends on the core premise that Ms. Heard was a domestic abuse victim and that Mr. Depp conducted domestic violence against her.” In August 2020, Heard sued Depp for $100 million, saying that he had “illegally targeted” her.
Due to the state’s cap, the jury awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, which the court reduced to $350,000.
The jury awarded Heard $2 million in compensatory damages in her countersuit, with the award being linked to a decision that Depp was accountable for a comment made by his attorney about Heard.
Now, the actress is determined to keep looking for justice. Her lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, recently said that Heard plans to file an appeal.
Heard said after the verdict: “I’m heartbroken that the pile of evidence was insufficient to overcome my ex-excessive husband’s power, influence, and sway.”
“It turns the clock back to a time when a woman who spoke out and spoke out might be publicly humiliated and shamed.” It undermines the notion that women’s violence should be taken seriously. “