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Actor Amber Heard looks to her lawyer Elaine Bredehoft after the jury said that they believe she defamed ex-husband Johnny Depp.

Depp v Heard verdict: headlines

– Johnny Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, who rose to prominence during the trial has been promoted to the role of partner at the law firm Brown Rudnick. 

Amber Heard’s sister speaks out about the verdict reach in the trial 

Amber Heard’s lawyer says she has “excellent grounds” to appeal the jury’s decision. 

Depp awarded $10.35m in damages; Heard to receive $2m after winning on one count of defamation counter-suit

– Depp expected to return as pirate Jack Sparrow

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I think the key to victory was focusing on the facts and the evidence. And Johnny’s opportunity to speak the truth for the first time. 

It was six years in the making and I think he was able to connect with the jury, and the general public. And tell what really happened in this relationship.

He was over the moon. It was like the weight of the world had been taken off his shoulders. And I feel that finally after six years he’s gotten his life back.

Could Manson v Wood defamation case be Depp v Heard sequel?

In March 2022, shock rocker Marilyn Manson filed a defamation suit against ex-girlfriend and Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood. In 2016 Wood revealed to Rolling Stone that she was allegedly raped by a significant other, who she later named in 2021 as Brian Warner, a.k.a. Marilyn Manson.

With the defamation trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard concluded, some Pirate of the Carribean’s fans are redirecting their social media attacks toward Wood. Unlike in the the case of Heard though, the Westworld star has repeatedly identified Manson as her abuser. Also whereas Depp’s legal team were able to show that Depp’s former girlfriends has accused him of abuse, Manson’s history with abuse allegations stems back nearly 25 years.

Memorabilia from Depp vs Heard defamation trial up for auction

One Kentucky man traveled to Fairfax, Virginia to witness the mutual defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. But  he didn’t just sit idlly there and watch, he also took notes. Now the highest bidder can read his musings and about what the cameras didn’t catch. Bidding is at $14,000.

So what did Depp’s team learn from [the Sun libel case]? Demonize Amber, and suppress the evidence. They were able to suppress the medical records, which were very, very significant, because they showed a pattern going all the way back to 2012 of Amber reporting this to her therapist, for example. We had significant amount of texts, including from Mr. Depp’s assistant, saying ‘When I told him he kicked you, he cried, he is so sorry.’ That didn’t come in.

She was demonized here.

When is Amber Heard’s appeal over losing Johnny Depp trial?


When is Amber Heard’s appeal over losing Johnny Depp trial?

Last week, an attorney for the Amber Heard confirmed that she would be appealing the jury’s decision, saying that “she has some excellent grounds for it.” Although there had been talk as we awaited the jury’s verdict of a potential appeal if she lost, the general sense was that this would be difficult unless significant new evidence came into play.

Up stepped Elaine Charlson Bredehoft, speaking on NBC, to announce that the appeal would be going ahead stating that Depp’s team was “able to suppress an enormous amount of evidence” that was allowed in the libel case in Britain, which Depp lost.

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What did Amber Heard’s sister post on Instagram?

‘I still stand with you, sissy. Yesterday, today and tomorrow I will always be proud of you for standing up for yourself, for testifying both here in Virginia and in the UK, and for being the voice of so many who can’t speak to the things that happen behind closed doors. We knew that this was going to be an uphill battle and that the cards were stacked against us. But you stood up and spoke out regardless.

‘I am so honored to testify for you, and I would do it a million times over because I know what I saw and because the truth is forever on your side.

‘I’m so sorry that it wasn’t reflected in the decision made by this jury, but I will never give up on you, and neither will anyone who stands with you. Forever by your side… #istandwithamberheard’

What did Amber Heard’s sister say about Johnny Depp trial verdict?


What did Amber Heard’s sister say about Johnny Depp trial verdict?

Now, a few days after the verdict was made known, Heard’s sister, Whitney Henriquez, shared an emotional message of support for the actress, via Instagram.

The disappointment I feel today is beyond words,” Heard said in her statement, “I’m heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence and sway of my ex husband.”

“I’m even more disappointed with what this verdict means for women. It is a setback. It sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke up could be publicly shamed and humiliated,” she said. “It sets back the idea that violence against women should be taken seriously.”

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Depp spends £50,000 on “champagne, wine, and cocktails” at Birmingham curry house

Johnny Depp splashed £50,000 on “champagne, wine, and cocktails” at Varasani, a luxury Indian restaurant in Birmingham while joining Jeff Beck on the guitarist’s UK tour.

Depp was reported as describing the meal as”a little treat” for himself and his 21 guests and left a very generous tip for staff working at the restaurant. He had earlier appeared on stage alongside Beck at the city’s Symphony Hall.

Johnny Depp sings ‘Time’ with Jeff Beck at Birmingham Symphony Hall

Johnny Depp singing ‘Time’ from ex-Beach Boy Dennis Wilson’s 1977 album Pacific Ocean Blue with Jeff Beck at Birmingham Symphony Hall on Monday night.

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. 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


Johnny Depp joins TikTok and racks up over 4.7 million followers

Johnny Depp has opened up his own personal TikTok account and by Tuesday afternoon had amassed over 4.7 million followers. Depp’s bio description read simply, ‘Occasional Thespian’.

His first video, a 30-second clip, features footage of fans supporting him during the trial and his stage appearances with Jeff Beck. It was accompanied by text thanking his fans. It already has 1.4 million likes.