Johnny Depp has won his defamation trial against Amber Heard. The actor was in a bar in Newcastle, England when the announcement was made and the staff there said he was the ‘loveliest man’.
Spotted: Johnny Depp leaving The Bridge Tavern pub in Newcastle 📲
— ITV News Tyne Tees (@itvtynetees) June 1, 2022
According to the bar staff, he was the ‘loveliest man’. The bar manager, Janine Latchford (pictured below) told Chronicle Live:
‘He was the loveliest man I have ever seen in my life,’
‘My assistant is heavily pregnant and he was telling her how beautiful being a parent was. He was really down to earth, he was lovely.’
Johnny Depp is out on the piss with Sam Fender in Newcastle. What the fuck is going on pic.twitter.com/Aj8rWNohme
— Cam Kirkham BABY (@camkirkham_) June 1, 2022
Met Johnny Depp in Bridge Tavern Newcastle just now… that was quite surreal pic.twitter.com/upe2BHsZ4G
— Gary Spedding (@GarySpedding) June 1, 2022
According to BBC News, the actor was on his way out in Newcastle when the above photo was taken.
The 58-year-old has been playing with Jeff Beck in England, so did not attend the verdict announcement Fairfax, Virginia.
The televised trial which has gripped the world and has arguably been one of the biggest celebrity stories in years has come to a close.
Depp launched a defamation lawsuit for $50 million against Heard in 2019, after the Aquaman star described herself as a victim of domestic abuse in a 2018 article she penned in The Washington Post.
Heard then countersued for $100 million as she claimed Depp’s legal team started a “smear campaign” against her.
The trial started Monday 11 April in Fairfax, Virginia.
The couple first met on the set of The Rum Diary in 2009 and began what would end up being a tumultuous relationship. Depp starred as Paul Kemp in the film, based off the Hunter S. Thompson novel – Depp’s friend and idol. Heard played Chenault – who in the film, was engaged to another man when she met Kemp.
Ironically, much like their characters, Heard was also in a relationship with photographer/painter Tasya van Ree from 2008-2012, when she met Depp.
After weeks of testimonies in court, evidence and cross-examination we finally have our answer.
Heard recently testified in court she believed she was labeled a ‘liar’ as Depp has a larger following and was a bigger celebrity.