Johnny Depp has won the defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard.
Depp’s legal team, who have received heaps of praise for their conduct and performances throughout the trial, emotionally celebrated as Amber Heard stormed out of court.
Johnny's legal team is giving each other hugs and supporting each other. Amber, her sister Whitney, and I'm guessing her publicist left immediately, with her lawyers trailing behind her. #JusticeForJohnnyDepp #DeppHeardTrial pic.twitter.com/hrCgC2tzP8
— Melissa 📚 (TheBookN3rd) 🦋🌻💙💛 (@TheBookN3rd) June 1, 2022
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.