Celebs react to Depp-Heard verdict

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Johnny Depp emerged victorious in his defamation case towards his ex-wife Amber Heard on Wednesday with a jury awarding the actor $15 million following a wildly public seven-week trial that heard surprising allegations of abuse from the plaintiff and defendant.

Tens of millions had been glued to their seats, watching the trial on tv, by way of social media, and thru quite a few channels every extracting perception and opinion from the lots at each flip.

After sitting by arguments from either side, the seven-member jury panel – composed of 5 males and two girls – additionally dominated in favor of Heard, partly, discovering that Depp had defamed her by his legal professional. They awarded her $2 million in compensatory damages. 

Johnny Depp followers erupted in cheers as his lead attorneys, Ben Chew and Camille Vasquez, exited the courthouse and gave a quick assertion.

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“Today’s verdict confirms what we had said from the beginning that the claims against Johnny Depp are defamatory and unsupported by any evidence. We are grateful, so grateful to the jury for their careful deliberation, to the judge and the court staff,” Vasquez mentioned.

Chew mentioned his crew was “truly honored” to symbolize Depp and “pleased the trial resonated for so many people in the public who value truth and justice.”

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Following the jury verdict, many celebs took to their very own social media and different platforms to weigh in on the ruling.

Sherilyn Fenn instructed Each day Submit Digital in an announcement: “I am deeply happy that the truth has come out.   It is justice for the attack on John Christophers’ life. Let the healing begin.” Sherilyn included a crimson coronary heart emoji in her response.

Fenn and Depp dated for 3 ½ years after reportedly assembly on the set of the 1985 scholar movie “Dummies.”

Sharon Osbourne additionally reacted in actual time to the decision whereas making an look on Piers Morgan’s TalkTV present, telling the host she didn’t count on the end result in her wildest goals.

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“Wow, it wasn’t what I was expecting,” the ousted speak present star mentioned. “I mean, I wanted Johnny to win but I didn’t expect him to.”

Singer Jordan Pruittwho has been a stout supporter of Depp through the ordeal, merely tweeted. “#TruthWins,” including “#JohnnyDepp.”

Mannequin Naomi Campbell left crimson coronary heart emojis on Depp’s social media assertion posted to Instagram as did actress Ashley Benson. 

Skilled videogame player Ninja tweeted: “Damn cannot wait for amber heard to “pledge” the 15 million she now owes Depp,” which was in response to the pledge – within the tens of millions – that Heard mentioned she did not give to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) but after saying she could be donating to the group.

In the meantime, followers appeared to suppose Amy Schumer seemingly stood with Heard when she took to Instagram on Wednesday to sort out a quote from Gloria Steinem that reads, “Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke . . . She will need her sisterhood.”

Each day Submit Digital has reached out to Schumer’s rep for remark. 

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Depp, 58, has mentioned he filed the $50 million defamation declare towards his ex-wife, 36, to “clear his name” and recoup potential earnings he claims he misplaced from Hollywood attributable to Heard’s allegations.

The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star mentioned in his criticism that the actress defamed him in a 2018 op-ed she penned for the Washington Submit that alleged she was the sufferer of home and emotional abuse with out particularly naming Depp. Heard recognized herself within the piece as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”

Actor Johnny Depp and Amber Heard at premiere of

Actor Johnny Depp and Amber Heard at premiere of “Black Mass” in 2015. 
( Reuters/Fred Thornhill TPX)

Throughout the trial, Heard additionally accused the “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” performer of conspiring along with his lawyer, Adam Waldman, to defame her by calling her allegations of abuse a hoax in three statements to the press. Decide Penney Azcarate decreased Depp’s punitive damages award from $5 million to $350,000 attributable to Virginia state legislation. 

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Heard mentioned in an announcement following the decision that she is “heartbroken” by the end result.

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“The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I’m heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence, and sway of my ex-husband,” Heard mentioned in her assertion.

“I’m even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It is a setback. It sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated. It sets back the idea that violence against women is to be taken seriously,” she continued.

Johnny Depp won his defamation case against Amber Heard Friday with a jury awarding him $15 million after a bombshell seven-week trial marked by shocking allegations of abuse leveled by both sides.

Johnny Depp gained his defamation case towards Amber Heard Friday with a jury awarding him $15 million after a bombshell seven-week trial marked by surprising allegations of abuse leveled by either side.
(AP)

“I believe Johnny’s attorneys succeeded in getting the jury to overlook the key issue of Freedom of Speech and ignore evidence that was so conclusive that we won in the UK,” Heard famous. “I’m sad I lost this case. But I am sadder still that I seem to have lost a right I thought I had as an American – to speak freely and openly.”

In the meantime, Depp mentioned he felt “truly humbled” by the help he had acquired and feels “the jury gave me my life back.”

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“Six years ago, my life, the life of my children, the lives of those closest to me, and also, the lives of the people who for many, many years have supported and believed in me were forever changed.” 

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“All in the blink of an eye. False, very serious and criminal allegations were levied at me via the media, which triggered an endless barrage of hateful content, although no charges were ever brought against me. It had already traveled around the world twice within a nanosecond and it had a seismic impact on my life and my career.” 

“And six years later, the jury gave me my life back. I am truly humbled. My decision to pursue this case, knowing very well the height of the legal hurdles that I would be facing and the inevitable, worldwide spectacle into my life, was only made after considerable thought. 

“From the very starting, the objective of bringing this case was to disclose the reality, whatever the consequence. Talking the reality was one thing that I owed to my kids and to all those that have remained steadfast of their help of me.”

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in court May 23, 2022.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in courtroom Might 23, 2022.
(AP Photograph/Steve Helber, Pool)

“I feel at peace knowing I have finally accomplished that. I am, and have been, overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and the colossal support and kindness from around the world. I hope that my quest to have the truth be told will have helped others, men or women, who have found themselves in my situation, and that those supporting them never give up.”

“I also hope that the position will now return to innocent until proven guilty, both within the courts and in the media. I wish to acknowledge the noble work of the Judge, the jurors, the court staff and the Sheriffs who have sacrificed their own time to get to this point, and to my diligent and unwavering legal team who did an extraordinary job in helping me to share the truth. The best is yet to come and a new chapter has finally begun.”

“Veritas numquam perit. Truth never perishes. “

Each day Submit Digital’s Larry Fink contributed to this report.

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