Johnny Depp positive aspects greater than 4 million follows on TikTok following lawsuit

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Actor Johnny Depp amassed greater than 4 million followers on TikTok as of Tuesday morning after opening an account on the social media platform.  

Depp, 58, posted a single video to TikTok devoted to his followers at round 11 a.m. EST, garnering greater than 2 million views within the two hours after it was posted. The video was additionally posted to his Fb and Instagram accounts. 

The video featured numerous clips of followers cheering him on throughout his defamation trial in opposition to ex-wife and actress Amber Heard. Depp included pictures of him in his automotive to and from the courthouse as effectively clips from numerous of his U.Okay. musical performances. 

The video additionally included a prolonged caption through which he thanked his followers for his or her assist. Depp by no means talked about the trial instantly within the caption.

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“To all of my most treasured, loyal and unwavering supporters. We’ve been everywhere together, we have seen everything together. We have walked the same road together. We did the right thing together, all because you cared,” he wrote within the publish. “And now, we will all move forward together. You are, as always, my employers and once again I am whittled down to no way to say thank you, other than just by saying thank you. So, thank you. My love & respect, JD.”

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Heard’s spokesperson got here out in response to the video, stating, “As Johnny Depp says he’s ‘moving forward.’ Women’s rights are moving backward. The verdict’s message to victims of domestic violence is… Be afraid to stand up and speak out.”

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Depp additionally went to social media following his case win final week as he reacted to the jury verdict. 

“From the very beginning, the goal of bringing this case was to reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome. Speaking the truth was something that I owed to my children and to all those who have remained steadfast in their support of me. 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,” Depp wrote in his assertion posted on Fb and Instagram. 

Actor Johnny Depp smiles at fans following a break on the final day of his defamation trial against Amber Heard in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S., May 27, 2022. 

Actor Johnny Depp smiles at followers following a break on the ultimate day of his defamation trial in opposition to Amber Heard in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S., Could 27, 2022. 
(REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/File Photograph)

Depp had sued Heard for $50 million following a 2018 op-ed Heard wrote for the Washington Put up that alleged she was a sufferer of home abuse. Heard proceeded to countersue Depp for $100 million, alleging Depp and his former legal professional tried to “destroy and defame” her. 

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The almost six-week trial wrapped on June 1 after the jury deliberated for nearly 13 hours. Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, with presiding Decide Penney Azcarate finally decreasing the actor’s punitive injury award to $350,000 per Virginia legislation. Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages after the jury discovered she was additionally defamed when Depp’s lawyer, Adam Waldman, said she had staged an alleged assault. 

Amber Heard's spokesperson came out in response to the video.

Amber Heard’s spokesperson got here out in response to the video.
(Getty Photographs)

Neither Heard nor Depp have gone to social media to announce any upcoming tasks. Heard is anticipated to look in “Aquaman 2,” set to be launched in 2023. Depp was most lately within the U.Okay. becoming a member of English guitarist Jeff Beck for the rest of his tour. 

Each day Put up’ Rebecca Rosenberg contributed to this report.

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