Johnny Depp thanks the jury , Heard criticizes the verdict
The essentials in brief- • After the mega process between Depp and Heard, the ex-husbands speak up. • Johnny Depp thanks the jury for "giving him back" his life. • Amber Heard criticized the verdict and called it a "step backwards" for women
For six weeks, Johnny Depp (58) was in the courtroom every day, mostly with tinted glasses and thick rings on his hands.
He grins from time to time, but he often looks down while his relationship with Amber Heard (36) is publicly revealed.
But on Wednesday of all days, when most of the jury members in the defamation process were in favor of Depp, the Hollywood star was absent from the court .
Only his legal team is represented.
After the end of the trial, Johnny Depp traveled to England for concert appearances.
Of course, there was still a public statement from the actor.
In an emotional message on Instagram , he thanked his legal team and the jury: “This jury gave me my life back”.
Johnny Depp also stated that the aim of the trial from the beginning was to uncover the truth.
“No matter how it would turn out. Telling the truth was something I owed to my kids and to everyone who supported me.”
Now that he’s done that, he feels “an inner peace” within himself.
A new chapter in his life has now begun for him.
“The best is yet to come.” The post garnered more than a million likes in less than ten minutes .
Johnny Depp Wins, Amber Heard ‘deeply disappointed’
Unlike Depp, Amber Heard was present at the sentencing hearing in Fairfax.
Dressed in black, eyes downcast, she listened as the seven-person jury largely ruled against her.
The jury did not believe her allegations of abuse .
She now has to pay Depp over ten million dollars in damages for defamation.
Cold consolation: Her ex owes her $2 million for statements by his ex-lawyer that would have damaged Heard’s reputation, according to the jury ‘s decision.
As expected, Amber Heard was deeply disappointed after the court ruling.
In a statement on Instagram it says: “The disappointment I feel today cannot be put into words.”
The fact that the jury largely did not believe her despite a “mountain of evidence” breaks her heart.
She also described the verdict as a “step backwards” for other women in similar situations.
“I am sad that I lost the process.
But I’m even sadder that I seem to have lost a right.
A right I thought I had as an American – to speak freely and openly.”