Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s Divorce: What We Know So Far
The divorce of Hollywood actor Johnny Depp and actress Amber Heard is overgrown with new scandals and details. Depp's friends, Hollywood stars, are divided into two camps: some defend Johnny, others sympathize with Amber.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard divorce
In the United States, one of the most high-profile litigations of modern Hollywood continues - the lawsuit of Johnny Depp against Amber Heard in a libel case.
In the United States, a trial has begun in the case of former spouses Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. The first court hearings collect millions of views on YouTube, and clippings of the best moments become hits on social networks. And it already looks like the most captivating media series of the spring season.
Johnny Depp is an actor who we love primarily for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. His career in Hollywood began back in the eighties, since then Depp has managed to star in a large number of cult films: “Edward Scissorhands”, “What's Eating Gilbert Grape” (one of DiCaprio's first notable films), “Fear and Loathing in Las- Vegas" and beyond.
You could see Amber Heard in Aquaman, Pineapple Express, The Danish Girl, and The Rum Diary, where Depp also starred.
Why is this such a big deal
As a rule, celebrities solve such issues behind closed doors - first of all, so as not to make “dirty laundry” public. Here, two movie stars for six weeks will openly discuss the details of their life together live.
Depp and Heard's relationship
They met on the set of The Rum Diary in 2009. Three years later, Depp broke up with his wife Vanessa Paradis and started dating Heard. In 2015, the couple got married, but already in May 2016, Hurd filed for divorce and demanded that Depp be banned from approaching her, saying that in marriage he showed emotional and physical abuse while under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
The actress brought a statement to the court with bruises on her face: "He gets turned on quickly. He often suffers from paranoia, and his temperament often frightened me, as he often showed me physical aggression and threatened my life."
The parties came to a settlement agreement, according to which Depp paid Hurd $ 7 million (gave them to charity). The divorce was finalized in early 2017.
The plot took a new turn a year later. Amber Heard wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post titled “I spoke out against sexual assault – and faced an angry culture. This must change.” In it, she describes the experience of difficult relationships, where she experienced different types of violence. Depp's name is not mentioned there, but the actress refers to the time period that coincides with their relationship and divorce. Depp says the column hurt his career - more on that below.
In 2019, Johnny Depp sued Amber Heard for $50 million for defamation and ruined career. A year later, Hurd responded with a counterclaim for 100 million because she faced harassment and attempts by Depp fans to deprive her of big roles and important advertising contracts.
The case reached open court in April 2022.
What's with the cancellation culture?
In fact, Johnny Depp was canceled in Hollywood. After 2018, he did not star in any film by major Hollywood studios. He was fired from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise (acted in five films) and asked to turn down a role in Fantastic Beasts.
If the court sided with Depp, it would surely raise a new wave of discussion about cancellation culture.
What do the parties want?
Depp insists that all allegations of violence are false, and Heard deliberately ruined his career and reputation.
The Amber Heard side is sure that Depp will try to turn the case into a “soap opera”, but it is he who remains the real monster in this story.
"During this process, you will see the real Johnny Depp, who hides behind fame and pirate costumes. I'm sorry that Amber has to go through these moments, but this is the decision of Depp's side. We are not going to stand by and let him drag my client into the mud and do inflated false statements," is a brief retelling of the opening remarks of lawyer Amber Heard.
“Today, the name Johnny Depp is associated with the lie that he committed violence against Amber Heard. You will find out that Ms. Heard is a problematic person who manipulates people around her, including Mr. Depp. Publicly spoken words can have devastating consequences and ruin forever reputation of a person. And when your career depends on reputation, the effect only gets worse, "these are the words of Depp's side.
Depp has testified in court
Depp was questioned in court last week. This was his opening speech: "The truth is the only thing that interests me. Lies lead nowhere, I am obsessed with the truth. I feel responsible not only to myself, but also to my children. I find it disgusting that my children should had to go to school and watch their friends show them the cover of People magazine with Miss Heard with a bruise on her face. All the accusations against me are false, there is not a shred of truth in them.
He later added: “The accusations against me quickly spread around the world. People were told that I was a drunken, cocaine-infused threat to society, which suddenly began to beat women in my 50s. media, I've already lost"
In the course of the jury meeting, they showed a lot of evidence of Depp's problems. Among them is a video where the evil actor aggressively slams the doors in the kitchen in the morning, yells at Heard and pours himself wine; photographs showing alcohol and drugs, as well as a number of messages that Depp wrote to friends. In one of them, he invites actor Paul Bettany (Vision from The Avengers) to “burn Heard” and abuse her after that, and also calls her a “dirty whore”. These messages were written in 2013 at the beginning of their relationship.
Depp did not deny that he wrote these messages, and said that he "regrets the tone chosen in a moment of anger": "Sometimes the pain is treated with humor, sometimes with black humor. I grew up on Monty Python, and I am quite expressive in correspondence."
One of the key moments of this conflict in the media over the past years. On the set of the fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean" something happened - and Johnny Depp lost part of his finger on his hand. There are two versions of what happened: a drunken Depp cut off his own finger and this happened during a conflict with Heard.
Depp's version sounds like this: the quarrel began because of a dispute about a marriage contract. “I locked myself in the bathroom, after which I went down to the bar. I poured myself a few shots of vodka - it was my first alcohol in a long time. Then Miss Heard found me. She started screaming that I was drinking again and called me a "monster". She threw a bottle of vodka at me, which flew past and broke. At first I didn't feel any pain, just heat and a feeling that something was running down my arm. I looked down and realized that the tip of my finger had been chopped off, and I was looking at my bone and a piece of meat on my finger. I don't know what a nervous breakdown feels like, but I've never been this close to it. At that moment, I realized that this is not life, and no one should go through this."
Amber Heard's version will surely be heard during her speech in court.
Depp turned interrogation into stand-up
All the time in court (more than five hours in total), Depp behaved with restraint, periodically answering questions from Amber Heard's lawyers with humor.
On spending time with Marilyn Manson: "Yeah, we used to drink and do cocaine together, maybe a few times. I once gave him a pill just to make him talk less."
Was there cocaine in this box: “No. But it looks like you can put cocaine in it. In my experience, you usually get cocaine in a plastic bag. And if you put it in such a box, there is a high chance of leaving a long trail of cocaine behind you while walking down the street
How feces ended up on Johnny Depp's bed: "I was about to go back to our house, but my security guard said that now is" not the best time for this. "And then he showed me a photo of our bedroom, where human feces could be seen on my side of the bed. It was so wild, it was so grotesque that I could only laugh"
What Depp thinks of this video: “Yes, I attacked a couple of lockers. But I didn’t attack Ms. Heard. Maybe I was drunk. Obviously, it was not the best day. the fact that your fiancee is recording you on video goes well with the rest of the photos and audio she took. What is most interesting is that she tried to hide the camera, smiled and laughed at the end. "
Depp does not deny that his addiction and character created problems
Answering questions from lawyers, Depp admitted that he could behave intemperately. "I've been jealous at times, yes." The court included a recording of the conversation between Depp and Heard, where the actor says: "I become irrational when you act in films. I become jealous, I act strange, we swear a lot more." He accused her of cheating with actors James Franco and Billy Bob Thornton. With the latter, she starred in the film "London Fields". After filming, Depp left an inscription made in paint and blood on the mirror in their house: "Starring: Billy Bob and Available Amber"
In 2014, Depp and Hurd flew to the actor's personal island, where he was undergoing an opioid detox with the help of doctors. Depp did not deny this, but accused Heard of not giving him the necessary medicines when he needed them.
The court was also provided with messages that Depp wrote to Heard's parents. In one of them, Depp tells the mother of the actress: "Without Amber, I would go swimming and swallow a significant part of the ocean" and "Without her, I would not have survived." He later wrote to her father that he had gone "too far" during one of his "physical fights".
But still denies all accusations of violence
This is how he comments on the difficulties in his relationship with Heard: “She needed conflicts and cruelty. They appeared out of nowhere. Even as a child, I realized that the only way out of this situation was to leave. Quarrels could start with anything: a slap, a push, a TV remote or the glass of wine that went to my head. It was a constant part of our relationship."
And this is the answer to the question of whether Depp admits that in 2015 "butted" Heard: "I tried to restrain Ms. Heard. And when I succeeded, we were very close to each other. And when you are at such a distance, your heads may collide, but to say that I headbutted her is an exaggeration."
Important Amber Heard Quotes
The court also heard a recording of the dialogue between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, which took place when they were still in a relationship. In it, Amber Heard discusses the physical conflict with Depp, where she already acted as the aggressor.
"I didn't beat you, but gave you a crack" (You didn't get punched, you got hit" - we open a competition for the best translation). I'm sorry that this happened, but I didn't beat you. I don't know exactly how I moved my arm. But you're fine, I didn't hurt you or hit you, I just slapped you. Grow up, Johnny."
This is a noticeable detail, because the accusations of Heard's side are based, among other things, on the fact that Johnny Depp was the only abuser in their relationship.
Depp's interrogation ended with an audio recording in which Heard says: "So tell the world, Johnny. Say:" I, Johnny Depp, a man, am a victim of domestic violence. "After that, Depp's lawyer asked him how he would answer Amber Heard. Depp's remark : Yes, I am a victim of domestic violence.
What will happen next
Now the court will interrogate other witnesses. Among them are Elon Musk (met with Heard), as well as actors Paul Bettany and James Franco. Amber Heard will also appear before the court.
The meetings are shown live on the Law & Crime Network channel, and highlights of key moments are also posted there later.
Many excellent, original, and charismatic characters are associated with Johnny Depp.
Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd, Willy Wonka, Jack Sparrow... Sorry, Captain Jack Sparrow, and many more incarnations that, thanks to Depp's incredible talent, come to life and amaze the imagination of moviegoers and fans.
Name: John Christopher Depp II
Date of birth: June 9, 1963
Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
Profession: actor, film director, film producer, musician
Career: 1984 - present
Best work: 52 films
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 78 kg
Marital status: divorced
As a talented actor and a creative person, Depp went through a thorny path, gaining fame and recognition. You can learn about his personal life, biography details, and creativity by reading exciting facts about the actor.
Johnny Depp was born in Kentucky on June 9, 1963, in the family of an engineer and a waitress.
John Christoffer Depp and Betty Sue Palmer, the actor's parents, had four children. Johnny was the youngest.
3. Constant quarrels of parents and Native American roots
Johnny's family was not friendly and happy. His parents constantly quarreled, which negatively affected the boy's mental health.
He grew up under the influence of his grandfather, a hereditary Indian who resembled the Cherokee family, and his great-grandmother had roots in the Creek tribe.
4. Parents' divorce affected Depp's life
The actor's parents divorced when the boy was 12 years old. Mom married again to a successful writer, who significantly influenced the young man's creative life.
5. How he became a rebel
The family's move to Florida and the death of his grandfather seriously undermined the mental health of a teenager. He became addicted to smoking, began to have an early sexual life, and drank alcohol.
6. Scars are like a personal diary
Due to frequent emotional stress, the boy cut himself. He has many scars, about which he says this: “Like sailors getting a tattoo in memory of every significant event, sailing - I got a scar, in memory of events. This is my journal in life." Many such "marks" have remained on the actor's body.
7. First steps in music
After drinking, the teenager found himself in the musical element. He took part in the rock group "Kids." Wrote a song for the Angels.
8. They didn't take him back to school
At the age of 15, he decided to leave school for a career in rock music, but after a few months, he changed his mind. However, the school principal did not take the boy back, sending the young talent to conquer the stage.
9. Survived by odd jobs
He worked and moonlighted on various casual, spontaneous earnings to somehow live, arranging his musical career. At one time, he was even a salesman in a grocery store.
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10. Significant meeting with Nicolas Cage
Everything changed in a young man's life after meeting Nicolas Cage, who was already an actor at that time and suggested that Depp leave his career as a musician to pursue a career as an actor.
11. Random role in A Nightmare on Elm Street
The actor got a role in the classic horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street, although he went to audition with his friend. The film not only became one of the best films with Depp but also allowed the young guy to “light up” in Hollywood.
12. The first steps in the cinema were complicated.
The beginning of a film career was difficult. Depp got episodic and minor roles; his candidacies were rejected at castings.
13. Actor substitution
In 1987, his acting career took a significant leap. He was invited to play a police officer in the popular serial film 21 Jump Street. He replaced the actor playing the main character - Jeff Yeager.
14. Burton's first film
Starting with the picture "Edward Scissorhands," Depp began to work closely with film director Tim Burton. They formed a natural, unique tandem.
And the film, by the way, became one of the best in Depp's career, and only “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” could get ahead of him in terms of rating.
15. More and more leading roles
Between 1993 and 2003, Depp starred in films such as Arizona Dream, Ed Wood, Last Moment, Dead Man, Don Juan de Marco, Donnie Brasco (with Al Pacino), "The Brave," "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," "Sleepy Hollow," "The Astronaut's Wife," "The Ninth Gate" and others.
16. Acquaintance with Paradis
In 1998, on the set of the 9th Gate tape, he met Vanessa Paradis, which significantly influenced his life.
17. Role in the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean."
By 2003, many movie lovers knew about Depp, but after the role of Captain Jack Sparrow, everyone started talking about him.
Johnny received many nominations and awards for this role, including the Empire Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards and nominations for Oscar, Golden Globe, and others.
18. The actor owes his leading role in life to Keith Richards
On the set of the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie in 2003, he told a magazine that Keith Richards was the inspiration for Jack Sparrow's character.
19. The role of Willy Wonka
After the role of a pirate, Depp had several successful roles in films: "Secret Window," "Libertine," "And Fairyland." For the part of James Matthew Barry, the actor again collected many nominations for best actor.
But the actor won another Empire Award for Best Actor for his work in the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Having worked out the image of Willy Wonka in a film about a chocolate factory, Depp admitted that he had a severe allergic reaction to chocolate products as a child.
The subsequent surge in his career occurred in 2010 in the film The Tourist, where Depp's partner on the set was the beautiful Angelina Jolie.
"Tourist" brought high commercial profits and once again confirmed the status of an excellent actor. Johnny received several world-class awards for this role.
21. Continuation of the pirate saga
This was followed by work on new parts of "Pirates" and an important event in the actor's career - his production company, where he was an actor and developer, and his sister is president, released his first film, "The Rum Diary" based on the book of the same name by Thompson. The author of the book is a friend of Depp.
22. There were anti-prizes in his career
But in an actor's career, there were not only high awards. He was also awarded the Golden Raspberry Anti Prize twice.
The first time for the role of an Indian in the film "The Lone Ranger," and the second for the image of Mordecai in the comedy film of the same name. I would like to note that this did not affect his fees and demand.
23. Billion Dollar Actor
The actor has three films in his arsenal that brought the creators over a billion US dollars: two parts of Pirates of the Caribbean and Alice in Wonderland.
24. Fruitful tandem with Burton
Together with Tim Burton, Depp worked on seven films.
25. Modern musical career as an actor
In 2015, Depp, Alice Cooper, and Joe Perry formed the rock band Hollywood Vampires.
In the very beginning, the group was created to honor the memory and revive the spirit of the famous bar called "The Hollywood Vampires." At that time, the group focused mainly on performing covers. But after she had her songs.
In 2019, the Hollywood Vampires released a new album called "Rise," featuring brand new material. Covers are available but in smaller numbers.
In 2019, the band performed on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, performing a song from the new album. The band members held a small concert to reminisce about the old school of rock.
26. Marriage to Laurie Ann Ellison
The actor entered his first marriage at the age of 20. She was the bass player's sister from the group where Depp performed before meeting Nicolas Cage. It was Lori who introduced the actor to Nicholas.
27. Jennifer Gray and Sherelyn Fenn
Two years later, the marriage with Lori broke up, but Johnny did not lose heart and married Jennifer Grey.
This marriage was not long, and soon he got engaged to a new beloved - Sherelyn Fenn. This union also did not last long.
28. Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder
During the filming of Edward Scissorhands, the actor met Winona Ryder. Such feelings captured him and inspired him for the first time; he made himself a tattoo "Vyonna forever."
After parting, this inscription turned into "Alcoholic forever." Officially, the relationship was not recorded.
29. Kate Moss
One actor's severe relationship with women has developed with supermodel Kate Moss. They lived together for four years, from 1994 to 1998. These were the first real and powerful love feelings, not the previous love.
Hooligan and rowdy Depp was twice handcuffed for disorderly conduct. The first time it happened was in 1994. After a big fight with Kate in a New York hotel, he trashed the room, causing $1,200 damage.
30. Depp and Vanessa Paradis
And in 1998, as the actor himself says, a meeting with Vanessa Paradis completely changed his life.
Then he was arrested for the second time. Now he has lashed out at the paparazzi chasing the actor on a date with Vanessa.
In union with Vanessa, Johnny had beautiful children: a daughter - Lily-Rose Melody Depp (born 1999), and in 2002 a son - John Jack Christopher Depp.
The family lived in Paris, in the homeland of Paradis.
31. Daughter's illness
In 2007, misfortune struck the family - little Lily became seriously ill. The problem was in the kidneys, and the girl spent a long time in the hospital.
After the baby fully recovered from her illness, Depp visited the hospital in a Jack Sparrow costume and entertained sick children for several hours. He later donated $2 million to this medical institution.
32. Divorce from Paradis
In 2012, the amorous Depp again wanted romantic adventures. Hiding and experiencing a break within the family for a long time, Vanessa Paradis and Depp announced their divorce and finally broke up.
33. Amber Heard
The reason for the gap was the young and charming Amber Heard, with whom the actor began an affair during the filming of The Rum Diary.
In 2013, the actor proposed to the girl, and a year later, the couple formalized the relationship.
2016 was a challenging year for him. Depp's mother died, and three days later, his wife announced her intention to divorce.
Depp and Heard divorced in early 2017, officially.
34. Relationship with Polina Glen
The actor's romance with Glen lasted almost a year. The girl moved into Depp's apartment in Los Angeles and continued to teach choreography lessons. After meeting for a while, the couple started talking about the wedding. Depp wanted to ask the parents of the Russian dancer to marry, but this did not happen.
Polina soon broke off relations with the actor, saying that his extraordinary popularity was to blame. At that time, there was a noisy divorce from Hurd, which took the actor a lot of time and energy. The girl did not like such close attention, which is why she fled to Russia.
35. Romance with Jolie
For the first time, Depp and Jolie started talking during the filming of The Tourist. The whole world held its breath in anticipation of any action from the stars, and the press had already begun to release various assumptions.
But the matter did not go beyond rumors. Other sources stated that there was no mutual understanding between the actors on the set. Jolie allegedly did not like Johnny's crumpled appearance.
Coincidentally, both celebrities divorced almost at the same time. Rumor has it that Angelina once helped the actor cope with bankruptcy after numerous court cases, but these data were not confirmed either.
Depp once said that Jolie is brilliant and profound, in addition to being impeccably beautiful.
36. Amber Heard Scandal
When the couple got married in 2015, after filming together in the film The Rum Diary, many of Depp's entourage were not happy about this news and advised him to start drafting a prenuptial agreement. But the actor was overwhelmed with love, and he did not consider this option.
Almost immediately, the scandalous disassembly of the couple began to seep into the network. Amber wrote that 1.5 years of marriage with Depp was a nightmare for her. According to the star, she was repeatedly abused by her husband.
Hurd began to provide evidence in the form of bruises, after which the actor's career cracked at the seams. Litigation dragged on, entailed a colossal waste of Depp's funds, and cast a shadow on his reputation.
But finally, the actor stood up for his defense, saying that he was a victim of violence. Johnny provided the court with dozens of videos showing inappropriate behavior and aggression of his ex-wife. Depp said that the actress regularly insulted him and beat him.
Later, a video from a psychologist appeared on the network, where Hurd confessed to throwing heavy objects at her husband, as a result of which he lost a piece of his finger. She said she often raised her hand to him.
On social networks, people massively came to the defense of Depp, demanding that Heard be punished for whitening the name and reputation of the actor.
37. Exes stood up for Depp
Vanessa Paradis, Johnny's ex-wife, officially announced that the actor was not involved in the violence against Amber. The actress is sure that Hurd's words are slander. Depp is kind, loving, and utterly incapable of violence.
Winona Ryder, who met with the actor, considers their relationship the most beautiful in her life.
Questions and answers
38. Does Depp have an Oscar?
Johnny Depp has never received an Oscar but was nominated three times for his roles in the films: "Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street," "Fairyland," and "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl."
39. Who voices Johnny Depp?
The Russian theater and film actor Alexander Bargman is not familiar to all movie lovers, but it is he who voices the actor Johnny Depp in the films.
40. How many children?
Two, Lily-Rose Melody Depp and John "Jack" Christopher Depp III.
41. Scandalous nightclub
In 1992, The Viper Room opened in Los Angeles, a nightclub owned by Depp. On October 31 of the following year, the budding young musician and actor Phoenix River died of drug intoxication.
From that moment on, the club was closed every year on this day until Depp sold his share of the ownership.
42. Why did the homeless go to Depp's club?
As a club owner, he often handed out $50 and $100 to the homeless at the entrance.
43. He had to decide on the place of residence
The actor lived in two countries - either Paris or Los Angeles for a while. Soon the French authorities demanded the official registration of his stay and the payment of income taxes, after which Depp finally moved to the States.
44. Johnny Depp Tattoos
He has 13 tattoos on his body. Each has a symbolic meaning. For the most part, all images are devoted to the family - the mother's name, the daughter's profile, the symbolism of the son, and something from the Indian direction.
45. Attitude towards religion
The actor does not belong to religious fans and claims that the only thing you should believe in is your children. We need to move forward and think that everything will be fine.
The actor was twice recognized as the sexiest man in 2003 and 2009.
47. Johnny Depp as the Joker
Recently there was information that Warner Bros is considering the candidacy of Depp as the Joker. Fans are thrilled and are already creating drawings of the actor as Batman's main antagonist.
The news has not been confirmed, but many hope that the rumor will be accurate.
48. Best kiss - with Javier Bardem
Ellen DeGeneres invited the actor to her program, where she asked him various questions, including provocative ones. For example, the actor admitted that the strangest place he had sex was the closed trunk of a car.
And Depp jokingly called the kiss with Javier Bardem the best in his life.
49. Best quotes
“You are what you do. You are your choice. The one you turn yourself into.”
“In London, in one of the hotels, an elderly woman asked my daughter, what does your dad do?. She replied, "He's a pirate!" “At that moment, I was proud of my daughter.”
“I don't want to reach a point where I feel satisfied. I think that if this happens, then everything will be over with me.”
“Something I've been pissed off lately. It would be necessary to act in porn.”
“Great lovelies in trust, joy from each other, respect for personal life, and professional choice.”
“People cry not because they are weak, but because they have been strong for too long.”
“Don't be afraid of enemies, be afraid of friends. Friends betray, not enemies!”
50. About housing
The man has long been one of the highest-paid Hollywood stars and managed to purchase expensive real estate. But he had to part with many objects due to high-profile courts related to divorce.
When selling a vast horse farm with a large house in Kentucky, the actor had already had to say goodbye to 5 residential properties, including three luxury Los Angeles apartments located in an elite building, a beautiful villa in France, and a small village.
Of the five apartments, there are still a couple left in the Art Deco building. The man also has a chic mansion located in the English county of Somerset. The house is about 150 years old; the actor lives there during filming in England.
There are five mansions in the Hollywood Hills, where a lot of money has been invested. The actor even thought about connecting them with underground tunnels.
51. Fees and fortune
Experts calculated the star's fees for all filming, deducing $ 650,000,000.
At the moment, the actor has almost nothing left. It is known that he spent about $ 2,000,000 monthly. About $ 30,000 was debited from the star's accounts for the purchase of wine and about $ 200,000 for flights.
Real estate was bought from a man for $ 75,000,000. He also acquired more than 200 works of art and 45 prestigious cars.
52. In 2018, he lost a lot of weight, shocking fans
When the actor visited Russia while touring with his band, fans were shocked by the actor's appearance. He looked skinny and sickly. And the fact that the man did not immediately explain his condition was generally regarded as a health problem.
But it soon became clear that the star starred in a film about a professor who learned about his fatal illness. It was for this that the actor had to change his appearance radically.
53. Prank on DiCaprio
In 1993, while filming What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Johnny persuaded a young Leonardo DiCaprio to sniff a rotten egg. When he did, Depp gave Leonardo $500.
54. No fingertip
In 2016, it became known that the actor cut off the tip of his finger due to a quarrel with Amber. Hurd's lawyers provided photos of the man's bloodied hand, talking about the scene of jealousy that the actor gave his wife. And after that, being in a furious state, he lost the tip of his finger with a knife.
At that time, the actress starred with Billy Bob Thornton. It was he who caused the scandal. It was reported that after the incident, Johnny took the severed finger and, painted it on the mirror, dipped it in paint.
However, it was later revealed that the man did not cause physical harm to himself. Heard threw a bottle of vodka at him, causing it to shatter and severely injure the actor's finger, nearly cutting it off. Depp needed the help of doctors. This happened already in the first month after the wedding.
55. Filming in commercials
Depp starred in commercials. For example, the last one was for Dior.
56. Sacrificed teeth for a role
For the role of Jack Sparrow, the actor had to wear gold crowns on his teeth. They say that he decided to make this addition to the image.
At first, it was difficult for him morally, and it was quite problematic to remove the crowns, so he had to walk with them even during breaks. But soon, Depp got used to them, and he even began to like them.
57. Drug problems that nearly cost an actor his career
Depp has repeatedly had issues with the law on the background of the use of alcohol and drugs. The actor was suspected of selling illegal drugs through his nightclub. However, the star has not been formally charged.
The film City of Lies shooting, where Depp played one of the leading roles, was postponed. The reason for this was the hard reputation of the star.
The location manager stated that the actor was in a state of intoxication after filming. On his part, insults came from the manager, and after that, he completely hit him in the ribs. A lawsuit was filed against the actor.
58. Love for rings
The actor has been wearing rings stylized as a human skull for a long time. This somewhat frightening decoration contains a detailed history.
Masons wore skull rings, and in Victorian times, such jewelry reminded us of the frailty of existence. The ring is visible in Depp's pictures for Premiere Magazine.
59. Vision problems
The star's vision began to deteriorate in childhood. At the moment, the actor admitted that he was almost blind in his left eye and the right one sees, but poorly. Depp constantly wears special glasses so that vision problems do not interfere with his career.
Although the actor is not easily given the role of characters without glasses, he willingly agrees to them. The man declares that he will not stop filming as long as there is strength and a creative fuse.
60. Bankruptcy and courts
The actor has almost no earnings earned throughout his career for $ 650,000,000.
He claims that the TMG company is blamed for his financial condition. The man sued, arguing that TMG did not inform him about his financial situation.
Depp admitted that he trusted this company and did not understand the signed documents. The actor does not rule out that TMG could even forge his signature.
In addition, the star spent millions of dollars on the services of many lawyers who pulled him out of a vast number of different cases.
61. Johnny Depp now
At the moment, the Disney production company is seeking the return of the star in the image of Jack Sparrow. Before that, Depp was fired due to scandals with his ex-wife.
Whether the eccentric pirate will become the franchise's main character is unclear. Perhaps in the future, Sparrow will be a minor character.
The actor continues legal proceedings with Amber. If the court proves that the actress faked domestic violence against her, she could face up to 3 years in prison.
Now many people notice changes in the actor. There is a feeling that he dropped a dozen years. Johnny appears friendly, returns to the red carpet, and goes to court to repair his damaged reputation.
62. Depp was friends with the famous actor Marlon Brando and was his fan. Brando, in turn, called Johnny, the best actor of his generation.
63. In 2003, Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter had a son, Billy Raymond Burton. Depp became the boy's godfather.
64. In 1999, Johnny Depp's star appeared on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
65. In 2012, Johnny Depp entered the Guinness Book of Records as the highest-paid actor, earning $75 million in a year.
66. In 2015, Forbes named Johnny Depp the most overrated actor of the year, as for every dollar invested in the actor's fee, film companies were able to earn only 1.2 dollars.
67. In 2012, Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman starred in Paul McCartney's new video for the song My Valentine from the Kisses On The Bottom album. After that, the actor appeared in two more McCartney videos: Queenie Eye (2013) and Early Days (2014).
68. He Spent $3 million shooting the ashes of his friend Hunter Thompson from a cannon. Hunter Thompson shot himself in 2005, and the shooting was his request.
69. Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell, who played his last role for Heath Ledger, refused money in favor of the late actor's daughter, Matilda.
70. I Started smoking at age 12.
71. Collects stuffed animals and clowns. All these are his fears, which he decided to overcome with the help of collecting.
Read here How Amber Heard ruined Johnny Depp life
The defamation jury between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard gave the verdict yesterday. Jurors ruled in favor of Johnny Depp and ruled that his allegations were "false". According to jurors, Heard acted "wickedly" against her ex-husband.
Johnny Depp won the case
The verdict was unanimous. Amber Heard's allegations against Johnny Depp were "false". All seven jurors believed that the actor proved that Heard had defamed him when he presented himself as a victim of domestic abuse. The false statements were published in an article in the Washington Times in 2018.
Johnny Depp has been absent from the courtroom because he is on a tour in the UK.
See the people’s reactions.
1. Sob story
2. Captain Jack Sparrow
3. She lost
The jury also ruled that Depp would receive $ 10 million in compensatory damages and another $ 5 million in punitive damages.
However, the jury's verdict shows that Amber Heard was also defamed, but not by Depp, but by her lawyer, Adam Waldman. As a result, she will receive $ 2 million in compensatory damages, but no punitive damages.
Johnny Depp has sued his ex-wife, Amber Heard, for defamation and is seeking $ 50 million in damages. Depp sued Heard for an article published in The Washington Post in 2018, in which the actress described herself as "a public figure representing domestic violence."
Jurors of the defamation suit between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard reached a conclusion on the third day of deliberations. The plaintiff won the lawsuit, with three cases, and the ex-wife is now obliged to pay him financial damages amounting to 15 million dollars.
4. Ruin people’s life
5. Camille Vasquez
6. Disney and Warners
However, one of the cases favored Amber Heard, who claimed that she was defamed by Depp's lawyer when he called her allegations of abuse a hoax. Because he won the case, Heard would receive $ 2 million.
Johnny Depp has sued his ex-partner, Amber Heard, for $ 50 million for suggesting that he abused her in a 2018 opinion piece published in the Washington Post.
Although she did not mention his name directly, he claims that the accusations affected his ability to work and destroyed his image worldwide. To regain his dignity, the actor demanded damages of 100 million dollars. Upon hearing the news, Amber Heard countered her defamation charges over statements made by Depp's attorney regarding her allegations of abuse.
For seven weeks, the two appeared before US authorities and provided evidence to prove their innocence. Finally, weighing the statements, the jurors concluded that the ex-spouses had defamed each other.
The lead actor of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise had previously stated that he chose to go through this seven-week media ordeal for the sake of his children. According to experts, victory is also essential professionally, as it will help strengthen the idea that allegations of abuse have been false.
7. We believe him
8. Step forward
9. Amber Heard is a liar
Amber Heard gave the first reaction after the verdict was announced.
"The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I am devastated that the mountain of evidence has not been able to overcome the disproportionate power and influence of my ex-husband.
I am even more disappointed with what this verdict means to other women. It's a step backwards. Turn the clock back to a time when the fact that a woman was speaking meant that she would be publicly humiliated. It brings us back to the idea that violence against women should not be taken seriously.
I'm sad I lost this trial. But I am even sadder that I seem to have lost a right that I thought I had as an American - to speak freely and openly, "Amber Heard said after the verdict.
10. Bad for woman
11. Telling the truth
13. Awesome team
During the trial, Amber Heard indicated that she would have financial problems. One of the most talked about accusations was that Heard never donated the money he earned by sharing his divorce from Depp.
The actress confessed to the jurors that the reason she did not fulfill her promise to donate seven million dollars, for charitable purposes, was the fact that Depp sued her.
During the trial, Heard repeatedly claimed, including under oath in the UK, that she had donated all the money to a charity because "she was never interested in Johnny's fortune."
Moreover, in her nearly 20-year film career, Amber Heard has had a fairly modest income for her roles. The highest amount ever received by the actress was after her performance in the movie Aquaman (2018), in which she starred alongside Jason Momoa.
For the role in Aquaman 2 (2023), Heard stated that she would have been paid double, but she confessed that her appearance was shortened, as a result of the trial opened by Johnny Depp.
Johnny Depp was absent from the courtroom because he was on a tour in the UK, but he watched the jury's verdict from a distance. Immediately after reading the sentence, the actor posted a message on social networks: "After six years, the jury gave me back my life."
14. People saw everything
15. He won the court
16. It’s over
17. It’s around the world now
Actor Johnny Depp has filed a defamation suit against his ex-wife, and the case came before judges on April 12 this year in Fairfax, Virginia. The trial stemmed from an article Amber Heard wrote three years ago in The Washington Post saying she was a victim of domestic violence. Depp denied the allegations, although his name was never mentioned in that article.
Depp's lawyers said his ex-wife's statements had affected her film career and reputation. The actor claimed in 2020, on his Instagram page, that Warner Bros. asked him to give up his role in the series "Fantastic Beasts", in the context of the accusations made in 2018 against him by the British tabloid The Sun, which called him a "bully". wives".
Amber Heard also sued Johnny Depp in a counterclaim, claiming $ 100 million in damages.
Johnny Depp sues "Sun" media trust for defamation
In 2018, Depp sued The Sun newspaper, after an article appeared in which he mentioned that he assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard, information that the actor denies. The Sun said the article was based on truth.
She filed her own defamation suit against Depp, saying he defamed her, calling her a "liar." In her testimony at the High Court in London, Heard said Depp would turn into a jealous alter ego, "a monster," after consuming drugs and alcohol and threatening to kill her.
She described 14 acts of violence and said that the actor suffocated her and hit her. Judge Nicol of the High Court in London, which dealt with the case, admitted that Amber had been the victim of multiple attacks and that Depp had thus lost the case.
Following the November 2020 ruling in the London libel lawsuit, Depp was replaced by Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen in the third film of the "Fantastic Beasts" franchise.
The most recent trial between the two actors began on April 12, this year.
Johnny Depp, 58, is best known for starring in Cry Baby, Edward Scissorhands and the Disney Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Amber Heard, 35, is best known for her roles in "Aquaman" and "Justice League."
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met on the set of "The Rum Diary" in 2011 and got married in 2015. Amber Heard accused Depp of domestic abuse after she filed for divorce in 2016.
18. No one can’t catch him
19. Not a wife beater
20. False allegations
21. Victim of domestic violence
22. Johnny Depp court
23. Fight back
24. About abuse
25. Hugging team
26. Statements about Depp were false
27. My dog stepped on a bee
29. Getting payed
30. Absolute win
Johnny Depp has long been a favorite of Hollywood and the idol of the audience. He starred from an early age, played in the films of Tim Burton, Jim Jarmusch, Emir Kusturica, Terry Gilliam, and Roman Polanski, and was nominated three times for an Oscar and a dozen times for a Golden Globe. Already in the 2000s, he played Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean blockbuster series, which made him one of the richest Hollywood actors - the fees for this role reached great values.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
He was also a regular gossip column thanks to his relationships with famous actresses and models, including Jennifer Grey, Winona Ryder, and Kate Moss. His long romance with Vanessa Paradis attracted the attention of the press and the public for almost a decade and a half. But in 2012, Johnny Depp broke up with Paradis, began dating actress Amber Heard, and thus signed the verdict on himself and his successful career.
Who is Amber Heard?
She was born on April 22, 1986, when Johnny Depp was already playing his first role; she began her acting career right after school - from the age of 17, she already starred in separate episodes of various TV series, then moved on to feature films. True, the projects with her participation were not the most stellar - for example, the series "Mysteries of Palm Springs," where she had one of the leading roles, was closed in the middle of the first season, and films like "Never Back Down" or "Welcome to Zombieland" only worked on the recognition of the actress.
Her acting fate changed in 2011 after participating in the film The Rum Diary, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by writer and journalist Hunter S. Thompson. It was a production project by Johnny Depp, who played the title role in the film; Heard got the part of Depp's character's lover. This relationship suddenly went off the set. The actress was 23 years younger than Depp, but such an age difference between Hollywood and show business, in general, is considered insignificant.
Here comes Johnny
In principle, little interfered with the relationship between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp. Later it became known that Depp had broken up with Vanessa Paradis for several years already - despite two typical children, they were not married, so the gap went relatively smoothly, although unexpectedly for the couple's fans. However, according to another version, the dates of Depp and his partner in the Rum Diary made Paradis finally decide on their joint future. Hurd took the newly-made bachelor into such a turn that his previous passions should have turned green with envy.
First of all, she put her career in order - it still appeared thrash like "Machete Kills," but there was also "The Danish Girl" by Tom Hooper, which received four Oscar nominations and won one of them (Alicia Vikander became the winner - for the female role of the second plan). And then Amber Heard became a part of the DC Universe in general, playing the superheroine Mera in the Justice League; she would later reprise the role in Aquaman and appear in Zack Snyder's Justice League.
Everything was okay with her on the personal front. Heard and Depp announced their engagement in 2014 and got married in February 2015.
Exile from paradise
The idyll continued, however, for a very, very short time. In May 2016, after a year and three months of marriage, Amber Heard filed for divorce, citing some "irreconcilable differences." She chose the time “suitable” - literally the day before, Depp’s mother died, and he was, to put it mildly, not in the best shape for such news. The divorce proceedings continued for several more months and officially ended in January 2017, unofficially still dragging on.
The fact is that Heard did not limit herself to one streamlined formulation about disagreements. She told the press rather ugly details about Depp's personality, his addiction to drugs and alcohol, and that the famous actor does not shy away from assault; there was even photographic evidence that Depp likes to spread his arms. And later, when the divorce was over, Heard wrote a lengthy column in The Washington Post, in which she called herself a victim of domestic violence and Depp - the culprit that her career almost ended. There was also a publication in the British The Sun where Depp was not called the devil.
Hell for Johnny
In reality, Johnny Depp's relationship with Amber Heard led to not her career-ending but his. In 2017, Potter fans called on Warner Bros to remove the actor from the Fantastic Beasts franchise, in which he played the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald; then it was defended, but not for long. The fact is that simultaneously with the divorce of this couple, the general situation in world show business was unfolding - the careers of producer Harvey Weinstein and Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey were collapsing, the #MeToo movement was gaining strength, and revelations about the antics of former stars followed one after another. Depp got into this wave, and he was on the wrong side.
His trials with The Sun and personally with Amber Heard were not very successful, although there was not too much clear evidence of domestic violence on the part of Depp. On the contrary, a lot said that the actress herself had a bad temper and that, perhaps, the victim was precisely her husband. There were even calls on social networks to cut off Heard's oxygen professionally, such as removing her from all DC films. But it did not work with her, and Johnny Depp, as of 2021, has already been effectively expelled from the cinema. He retired from Fantastic Beasts (in the 3rd part, he will be replaced by Mads Mikkelsen), has no new offers, and the only film with his participation that reached the rental this year is City of Lies, filmed back in 2017- m.
Amber Heard, meanwhile, seems to be doing relatively well. Recently, a series with her participation was released - "Confrontation" by Stephen King; she will soon appear in the second "Aquaman." The ongoing trials with Johnny Depp do not bother her too much - in any case; she is still considered a victim of their relationship, and, most likely, she will remain so.
After five years of litigation, ex-wives Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met in Virginia at the next and, as expected, the final stage of the hearings. Kino-Teatr.Ru decided to restore the chronology of the conflict and highlight the turning points in its history.
Accusations of violence
Against the background of the divorce proceedings in 2016, Heard repeatedly spoke about the domestic violence she allegedly had to endure, which symptomatically led to Depp's "cancellation" and the loss of roles in big-budget blockbusters. Later, after the divorce, Johnny lost a case against the British newspaper The Sun, which called him a "wife-beater," based solely on Heard's allegations. However, after that, the situation between the actors turned in the opposite direction: circumstantial evidence of Depp's innocence began to appear in the media, and the police confirmed that they had not found signs of a crime on Heard's body when she called them to the scene of the alleged offense. According to Depp's lawyer Adam Waldman, the footage from the chest cameras of police officers proves that the actor is innocent and his ex-wife lied.
Trying to justify
In 2018, Amber wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post in which she openly stated that she had experienced domestic violence. Now Depp has filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard to verify and prove the authenticity of the facts that the actress brought against him. On the eve of the court hearing on April 12, Amber backtracked, saying that in her article, she speaks abstractly, not referring to her relationship with Depp.
On April 19, Depp personally testified against his ex-wife for the first time. The actor began by talking about how his mother abused him as a child. The meeting was attended by a clinical psychologist who was Depp and Heard's family therapist in 2015. She said that both spouses were victims of childhood abuse, so they created a “mutual abuse” situation in the marriage. The court also released photos, videos, audio, and messages regarding the personal lives of Amber and Johnny. From them, it turned out that Depp insulted his ex-wife and expressed the hope that her "rotting corpse was decomposing in the damn trunk of a Honda Civic." The actor admitted that he loves black humor and is ashamed of these messages, but he never allowed himself to be beaten in quarrels with Amber. In addition, he stated that during arguments, Heard constantly threatened to commit suicide: “Many times when I tried to leave, she stopped me at the elevator with guards, cried and shouted:“ I can’t live without you. I will die!" And we had to leave."
Depp also claims that it was Amber who was the aggressor in quarrels. According to him, once the actress got angry because Johnny insisted on signing a marriage contract. Then she launched two bottles of vodka into him, one of which crashed against the wall and cut off the actor's fingertip. He had to be sewn up, but Depp called the cause of the injury an accident in the hospital - he did not want Amber to have problems. After injuring his finger, Johnny, as it turned out in court, left messages for Amber on the walls, written in blood. Heard's lawyer said that Depp then allegedly painted a penis in one of the paintings, but the actor said he did not remember this. He also accused the ex-wife of defecating on his bed.
Amber is caught in a lie
Depp and Heard repeatedly presented photographs of bruises on their faces left due to the alleged beatings, but third parties accused both of aggression. In addition, the actress's lawyer showed the jury a palette of Milani Cosmetics brand correctors, which Hurd was forced to use every day to hide the bruises that Johnny allegedly left her. However, the All In One cosmetic set from Milani, which Heard used, was not released until 2017, when Amber and Johnny had been divorced for a year. The producers confirmed this on their social networks; they published a video convicting the actress of a lie. Now the world press is waiting for Amber's testimony, which is expected to differ from Depp's testimony. Also, the actress's lawyers will invite actor James Franco and businessman Elon Musk to the following meetings, with whom Amber had relationships at different times.
Funny Amber Heard memes
Actor Johnny Depp emerged victorious on Wednesday in his harsh and highly publicized lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, even though jurors concluded that the two Hollywood stars had slandered each other through the press.
1. Pledged to pay
2. Amber and sadness
3. She broke
After about 13 hours of debating in a Washington court, the jury ruled in favor of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star for all three reasons for the defamation lawsuit, awarding her $ 15 million - $ 10 million in damages. compensatory damages and another 5 million in punitive damages.
The judge later returned and reduced the punitive damages to a maximum of $ 350,000.
Clearly, they unanimously held that Amber Heard, 36, had made false statements describing herself as a victim of domestic violence and that she had acted "maliciously."
The seven jurors - five men and two women - also ruled that Johnny Depp, 58, defamed Amber Heard by awarding her $ 2 million in financial compensation.
Heard's spokesman, Alafair Hall, told the New York Times that the actress plans to appeal the Virginia court's decision.
However, it is not clear what a possible call from Amber Heard would be based on. For the appeal, Heard should prove that there were judicial errors during the trial or that the judge did not interpret the law correctly, writes Daily Mail.
Heard should also provide $ 10,350,000 in security, plus interest that will be collected during an appeal process.
The 36-year-old actress, present at the court, received the verdict with a serious face, seeming to accuse the blow.
She acknowledged her "inexpressible disappointment" in a statement. "I am devastated that the mountain of evidence has not been enough to deal with my ex-husband's power, influence and more important ancestry," she said.
Absent from the courtroom, Johnny Depp reacted in a message posted on Instagram. "The jury brought me back to life," he said.
4. Going to happen very soon
5. Stop hitting me
6. Pay up darling
Johnny Depp's career has come to a standstill after, in recent years, the noisy parting between him and his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, has reached the front pages of newspapers.
The marriage between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is long over. But the two still have a lot to share. The "Hollywood Trial of the Year," as the overseas press called it, could cause Johnny Depp to dig wood.
The actor, best known for his roles in films such as Pirates of the Caribbean or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, has already squandered much of his fortune over the years. His former managers revealed that the star would have dusted over 650 million dollars in just a few years.
The huge amount would have gone to the guilty pleasures, Johnny Depp being known as a bonvivant. Thus, according to relatives, it seems that the 58-year-old star spent over $ 30,000 a month just for the wine she constantly consumes.
In a few months, the man who gave life to Jack Sparrow allegedly spent up to $ 2 million, most of the money going on drugs, alcohol and cosmetic treatments, according to reports.
However, the allegations of domestic violence and the costs of the lawsuits with his ex-wife were the candies on the Hollywood actor's fortune cage. After Amber Heard accused him of beating her during the marriage, Hollywood producers stopped working with him.
Johnny Depp has lost several contracts. Disney removed her from the distribution of the new movie in the series "Pirates of the Caribbean", a role that would bring her at least 22 million dollars.
8. Doesn’t seem fair
The actor was to appear in the new film "Fantastic Beasts", made in collaboration with the writer JK Rowling, the author of the novels Harry Potter.
Dar Warner Bros. he asked her to resign from the production in which she played the role of the wizard Grindelwald, a request that the star accepted.
For the role in the SF production, the Hollywood press claims that Johnny Depp could have been remunerated with almost 20 million dollars.
He was replaced in the new production by Mads Mikkelsen, an actor known for his role as LeChiffre in Casino Royale, which marked Daniel Craig's debut as Agent 007.
In his statement to the court, Depp spoke bitterly about the problems he is facing in his career. The star confessed that she feels boycotted by the film industry:
"When these accusations were made all over the world, (NR - Amber Heard) telling people that they are a danger, a drunk, a cocaine addict, a man who beats women at 50, you're done. I'm done, "she said.
The tens of millions of dollars he lost because the filmmakers gave up his services - and no other new project will be seen too soon - are nothing more than what awaits him if he loses his ex-wife's lawsuit. and tried.
Although Johnny Depp sued Amber Heard for defamation, demanding no more and no less than $ 50 million, his ex-wife quickly countered.
Thus, she filed a lawsuit against Depp for the same accusation, in which case she asks her ex-husband to pay her compensation of ... 100 million dollars.
If he loses both lawsuits with his ex-wife, Depp may have to file for bankruptcy to cover himself up.
Already the exorbitant expenses with the lawyers, the PR team and the staff around the actor are draining his accounts with a dizzying speed, in the conditions in which the future of his acting career is under the sign of uncertainty.
9. Amber’s career
10. This face
11. Amber debt
13. Titanic Amber
14. Reality show
15. My dog stepped on a bee
16. Captain Jack Sparrow
18. Cause i lied
20. Ha ha
21. Trash people
22. Effective lawyer
24. Amber Turd
26. Dogs and bee
28. Can’t judge pledge
30. First step
The jury reached a verdict in the civil defamation cases between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. The jury decided to favor the star from "Pirates of the Caribbean." After a 14-hour deliberation, the jury found that Heard had defamed her ex-husband in a 2018 Washington Post article.
Funny Johnny Depp memes
Johnny Depp received $ 10 million in compensatory damages and $ 5 million in punitive damages.
Outside the courtroom, it's a holiday. The actor's fans shout his name while the jury reads the decision.
1. Telling the truth
3. she Still loves me
After six weeks of hearings, both Johnny Depp and Amber Heard said the same thing to the jury in the courtroom: that they wanted their lives back.
Heard and Depp met in 2009 and was married in 2015-2016. The actor accuses his ex-wife of leaving him excrement on the marital bed and raping her with a liquor bottle.
Johnny Depp sued Heard after defaming him in an article in the Washington Post in which he said she was physically abused. The actor is seeking $ 50 million in damages.
Heard accused Depp of physical assault in that article, although his name did not appear anywhere.
Depp's lawyers claim that these accusations affected their client's reputation, who was removed from most of the ongoing Hollywood projects.
4. Expensive poop
5. He won
“The jury brought me back to life,” exulted Johnny Depp after the verdict, which awarded him fifteen million dollars in damages for comments made by Amber Heard in a Washington Post column in 2018. She s described as a “victim of domestic violence” bullied by society. The actress did not quote the actor at any time, but the events recounted left little doubt about the man she implicated.
Amber Heard, who was counter-attacking in the same trial in Fairfax, Virginia, only got two million dollars, also for defamation.
The jury's verdict is based on the word of several experts who, at the helm, affirmed during this ultra-publicized trial that Johnny Depp had suffered a shortfall of more than 22 million dollars by losing his role, in particular the sixth part of the adventures of Jack Sparrow following the statements of his ex-wife, with whom he was married from 2015 to 2017.
Can his career resume after this trial? “The damage is done, and from there could begin returning to certain normality, estimates AFP, a Hollywood producer who worked with Johnny Depp in the past. I don't think he will have huge studio deals with all that at stake."
The producer in question, who preferred to remain anonymous, continues: “If he throws bottles and takes drugs, that he is not on time, they are not going to accept delays which cost such an amount money from someone whose star is no longer in the firmament.” As witnesses assured during the trial, the star of the fallen star had already faded long before that due to "unprofessional behavior," mainly linked to his consumption of alcohol and narcotics.
According to this same producer, the major studios could, in particular, experience difficulties in ensuring expensive productions in which Johnny Depp would appear. "Now it's too risky to take a guy like this in billion-dollar franchises," he said.
6. Depp reality show
The videos of Johnny Depp's fans on TikTok and those inspired by the trial with Amber Heard are just the tip of the very problematic iceberg.
On TikTok, every moment of the trial has been dissected and remixed since it began on April 11 and since it was televised and broadcast live on the YouTube channels of Sky News and Fox and the specialized Law & Crime Court TV.
Some of the videos on these channels have been viewed millions of times. "I had no idea what I was getting into," Ashley Kaye told VICE, another TikTok user who posts content about the lawsuit. "Every day, a new layer was exposed, like peeling an onion, and I couldn't believe how crazy it was."
The highly publicized split between Depp and Heard in 2016 has led to domestic violence allegations from the outset. Heard filed a temporary restraining order against Depp before the divorce was finalized. He later wrote an opinion in the Washington Post in 2018 describing himself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse," although Depp was not named. In the same year, an article in The Sun referred to Depp as a "wife beater." He unsuccessfully sued The Sun over slander but is now suing Heard for $ 50 million for the WaPo article, and Heard is also suing him for $ 100 million.
8. Bravest man
9. We’re not the same
10. Congrats, willy
The overwhelming majority of videos on TikTok - like many of the comments on the Livestream - are pro-Johnny Depp. Livestream footage was turned into TikTok in analysis clips, Depp fancams, and compilations of "funny moments" and "wild" remarks to Heard's lawyers. The hashtags #johnnydepp and #justiceforjohnnydepp have already garnered 11 billion and six billion views on TikTok, respectively; a video edited with Depp that "got tired of Amber's lawyers" was viewed 23 million times. Even the audio part with Heard's lawyer asking if Depp poured a "mega pint of wine" became popular on TikTok, with 4.8 million views of clips marked with #megapintofwine.
The noise created by TikTok around a celebrity trial may seem unprecedented. Still, as Dr. Jenna Drenten, a marketing professor at Quinlan School of Business, points out, this is not the first time such a trial has caught the public's attention. "In 1993, Americans were glued to televisions and watched a white Ford Bronco being chased by police on a Los Angeles highway," she said of the show surrounding OJ Simpson's trial.
OJ Simpson's trial was one of the first televised trials, and with it, "he changed the way fans interact with celebrity trials," says Green. According to her, the TikTok trend with fans "remixing" Johnny Depp's case is just "a branch of media sensationalism" that already exists in mainstream journalism. The difference is that media sensationalism is "now in the hands of fans."
It is important to note how the fan culture has evolved significantly and entered the mainstream. "Genres and practices that were once relatively limited to smaller fan communities have become extremely visible and commonplace," adds sociology professor Briony Hannell, pointing to "fan practices" such as fanfare compilations, initially designed by and in K-pop fandom, which is now used by fans of celebrities and public figures.
11. Captain Jack Sparrow
12. We believe him
17. I got her
18. Sadistic Amber
19. Mega pint
20. Don’t feel like a winner
21. A day to remember
22. Same picture
23. Justice served
24. Captain Jack Sparrow
25. Yes, dad
26. 10 million
28. This far
29. Jar of money