Actor Johnny Depp extended his celebrations after winning the libel case against ex-wife Amber Heard by posting the first video on TikTok with a moving message for fans. But shortly after Mr Depp’s message, Ms Heard released a statement criticizing her ex-husband’s claims.
In his very first TikTok post, which he also shared on instagram On Tuesday, Mr Depp thanked his fans for their support alongside a montage of clips of himself. “To all my most valued, loyal and unwavering supporters,” the Hollywood actor wrote in the caption.
He added: “We have been everywhere together, we have seen everything together. We have walked the same path together. You are, as always, my employers and once again I am reduced to no way to thank you, to just leaves saying thank you. So, thank you. My love and respect, JD.”
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Within hours, millions of people liked Mr. Depp’s post. However, hours later Ms Heard lashed out at the verdict and Mr Depp’s claims that he is ‘moving on’.
“As Johnny Depp says he ‘goes forward’, women’s rights go back,” Ms Heard said through a spokesperson, quoted by Today.com. She added: “The verdict’s message to victims of domestic violence is [to] be afraid to get up and speak.”
On June 1, a jury unanimously found ‘clear and compelling evidence’ that Ms Heard defamed Mr Depp when she wrote an op-ed about being a victim of domestic violence for the Washington Post in 2018 Mr. Depp was awarded $15 million by a jury. , which later topped out at $10.35 million. Ms Heard, on the other hand, was awarded $2million in damages as part of a counterclaim against her ex for defamatory comments by her attorney, who called her abuse allegations a “hoax”.
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After the verdict, the two Hollywood stars released statements. Ms Heard had shared a statement on social media saying she was “heartbroken” by the outcome. Meanwhile, Mr Depp also wrote his emotions and posted a message saying the jury had given his life back.