Depp had already lost a similar case against a British tabloid in 2020. And libel rules in the United States are often more sympathetic to defendants.
Celebrities like Ryan Adams, Ashley Benson, and Naomi Campbell were among those who left congratulatory emojis on the post.
Johnny Depp’s shared a photo of himself on Instagram to commemorate his win.
The results are in, as are the responses of celebrities.
Following a jury’s decision on Wednesday that Amber Heard had defamed Johnny Depp after 13 hours of deliberation. Celebrities took to social media to share their reactions to the case’s conclusion.
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Ashley Benson, star of “Pretty Little Liars,” simply captioned a photo of Depp, 58, on Instagram with the words “YESSSSS.”
“Wow, it wasn’t what I was anticipating,” Sharon Osbourne admitted on Piers Morgan’s TalkTV show. I wanted Johnny to win, but I didn’t think he’d win.”
The most crucial answer, however, came from the two parties involved in the litigation.
In response to the verdict, Depp issued a long statement in which he stated that the jury “given me my life back” and that “truth never perishes.”
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In response to Johnny Depp’s statement, Ryan Adams, a singer who was accused of physical and emotional abuse by multiple women in 2019, used love, praising hands, and flame emojis.
The official Twitter account of the House Judiciary GOP in addition posted a gif of Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean character Jack Sparrow, which can be assumed to be their support for Depp.
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) June 1, 2022
Harry Jowsey, a reality celebrity, simply said.
Heard, 36, told Page Six that the verdict has left her “heartbroken” and “sets back the idea that violence against women has to be taken seriously.”
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Some were disappointed with the Verdict
Amy Schumer appeared to be on Heard’s side when she shared a powerful Gloria Steinem quote on Instagram, which read,
“Any woman who decides to act like a complete human being should be informed that the army of the status quo would consider her as a cruel joke. Her sisterhood will come in handy. @gloriasteinem”
In addition to the disappointed individuals is writer Ej Dickson, who took to Twitter to express his disappointment with the verdict.
He wrote “had more evidence than 99.999% of domestic abuse survivors have to support her claims of abuse and a jury still found her guilty of defamation.”
Amber Heard had more evidence than 99.999% of domestic abuse survivors have to support her claims of abuse and a jury still found her guilty of defamation.
Meanwhile, the person she accused could not be bothered to even show up to court.
We hate women so much in this country.
— Ej Dickson (@ejdickson) June 1, 2022
Also, Jacob roller expressed his emotion blaming all the supporters of Depp “illiterates would rather pretend they’re siding with Cap’n Jack Sparrow”
This has nothing to do with movies as long as you forget that our society of media illiterates would rather pretend they’re siding with Cap’n Jack Sparrow than listen to one woman https://t.co/FwpfY7JDtX
— Jacob Oller (@JacobOller) June 1, 2022
Another Celeb Moira defended Amber saying she never mentioned the name of the accuser.
Amber Heard did not even name her accuser. What woman will come forward now? What woman will speak to a reporter? aWhat woman will confide in a friend? #MeToo was in many ways a women’s free speech movement. The implications for free speech in this backlash are chilling. https://t.co/Mb2gJfDYZ1
— Moira Donegan (@MoiraDonegan) June 1, 2022
Summary of the Case
Depp has filed a $50 million lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard. It is over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she described herself as a sexual abuse victim.
In conclusion, The jury decided to give him $15 million in damages.
The “Aquaman” actress did not name the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star in her op-ed.
But it was published a few years after she accused him of domestic violence in a 2016 protective order.
Heard subsequently countersued Depp for $100 million, claiming that her claims were true, but the jury only gave her $2 million.
Both the “Edwards Scissorhands” star and the “Pineapple Express” actress testified during the six-week trial, which took place in a Fairfax County, Virginia, courthouse.
At the time, just a few celebrities spoke out about which candidates they backed.
Johnny Depp’s supporters included comedians Chris Rock, Joe Rogan, and Bill Burr, who called Heard a “crazy lady” and a liar.
Depp’s “Dark Shadows” co-star Eva Green went so far as to say on Instagram that she had “no doubt” that Johnny would “emerge with his good name and great heart disclosed to the world, and life will be better than it has ever been for him and his family.”
In the meantime, the “Cry Baby” star’s ex-girlfriend Kate Moss testified in his defense, debunking an age-old allegation that he threw her down the stairs.
Today justice was served. The verdict of the jury sent a message to the world that abuse has no gender and that facts actually do matter. #TruthWins
— Laurie Holden (@Laurie_Holden) June 1, 2022
Howard Stern, who dubbed Depp a “narcissist,” and Julia Fox, who used the power disparity in Heard and Depp’s relationship.
As a reason why the “Rum Diary” actress couldn’t be the abuser, was among Heard’s supporters.
“Did she smack him in the face?” Yes. Was it a case of mistreatment? “No,” the star of, “Uncut Gems,” wrote on Instagram. “To be able to abuse power, you must have it.” She was 25 years old at the time. He was always plainly the more powerful person, both physically and monetarily.”
Ellen Barkin, Depp’s ex-girlfriend, provided the most significant contribution to Heard’s case by testifying as a witness and detailed Depp’s claimed “jealous” behavior during their brief romance.
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