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Johnny Depp thanks his ‘loyal and unwavering supporters’


Johnny Depp thanks his ‘loyal and unwavering supporters’

The actor joined TikTook with a observe to his devoted followers, writing that he is able to “move forward” now that the trial has concluded.

“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.

He continued: “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”

Last week, Depp scored a authorized victory after a jury discovered each him and Heard responsible for defamation.

Depp had sued Heard for $50 million over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post by which she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” Though Depp was not named within the article, he claimed it value him profitable appearing roles. Heard countersued her ex-husband for $100 million over statements Depp’s legal professional made about her abuse claims.

Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, which have been diminished by the choose to $350,000, as a consequence of a cap on punitive damages within the state of Virginia, the place the trial came about. The jury awarded Heard $2 million in compensatory damages and no cash for punitive damages.

During the trial, Depp supporters have been vocal on social media, together with TikTook, and on the scene in Virginia, the place many waited exterior for a glimpse of the actor in the course of the proceedings.
Heard mentioned in a assertion that she was “heartbroken” over the decision.

On Tuesday, following information of Depp’s new TikTook account, a spokesperson for Heard mentioned, “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.”

David Shane, a spokesman for Heard, has mentioned she plans to attraction the decision.

Meanwhile, Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez, a breakout star of kinds in the course of the trial, has been promoted to associate at Brown Rudnick, the agency mentioned in an announcement.

“Camille’s performance during the Johnny Depp trial proved to the world that she was ready to take this next step now. We are incredibly proud of her and look forward to what she will accomplish as our newest partner,” mentioned the legislation agency.

Vasquez mentioned in an announcement that she is “delighted” over the partnership.

CNN’s Chloe Melas and Sonia Moghe contributed to this report.

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