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Johnny Depp v Amber Heard trial summary 1 July

Actor Amber Heard speaks to her legal team as they arrive for closing arguments in the Depp v. Heard trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 27, 2022. - Actor Johnny Depp is suing ex-wife Amber Heard for libel after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a public figure representing domestic abuse. (Photo by Steve Helber / POOL / AFP) (Photo by STEVE HELBER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Johnny Depp v Amber Heard aftermath: headlines

- Depp-Heard pet-smuggling case reopened

Johnny Depp pictured in Paris, reportedly preparing for new film role

- The actor's rep downplays talk of $300m Pirates of the Caribbean offer

Paul McCartney's Glastonbury show of support "helpful" for Depp, PR expert says

- Judge Azcarate confirms Depp's $10.3m defamation award

- Amber Heard legal team formally confirm appeal against trial verdict

- Heard must post $11m suspension bond to appeal verdict

- Tickets go on sale for Hollywood Vampires' tour of Germany, Luxembourg in 2023

- Depp continues on Scandinavian leg of tour with guitarist Jeff Beck

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Depp is now in France for Louis XV filming

Before the court case, Johnny Depp was removed from his role as Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts franchise due to the studio's fears about the negative publicity. But after the jury found in his favour in court, the former Pirates of the Caribbean actor travelled to France for his next big role.

Depp’s first role, post-defamation trial, will see him play Louis XV in 'Jeanne du Barry'. The trial was in large part a chance for Depp to improve his reputation after a UK court ruled than a newspaper was able to describe the actor as a "wife-beater". Before this role his last major gig was in Minamata, which will land on Hulu ithis month as Depp's recovery continues. 

Depp owes nearly $40,000 in ACLU legal fees

Despite coming up trumps in the court case, Johnny Depp owes the American Civil Liberties Union $38,000 in attorneys’ fees for complying with a subpoena for evidence issued by the actor's legal team. The ACLU was required to provide certain documents used by Depp's attorneys in the defamation battle against ex-wife Amber Heard

“Attorneys, like taxes, are a fact of life,” said Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron, who announced the ruling on Friday.

An ACLU lawyer, Stephanie Teplin, from the firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, had requested a total of $86,253.26 but the judged ruled that they were entitled to less than half of that figure. 

I don't presume the average person should know those things. And so I don't take it personally.

But even somebody who is sure I'm deserving of all this hate and vitriol, even if you think that I'm lying, you still couldn't look me in the eye and tell me that you think on social media there's been a fair representation," she added when addressing the countless social media posts and internet memes targeted toward her during the trial.

Amber Heard, to NBC

Amber Heard's Aquaman co-star Jason Momoa becomes UN advocate for oceans

On Monday, Jason Momoa was named as the new UN Environment Programme's Advocate for Life Below Water. 

Since 2019, his fellow  Aquaman co-star Amber Heard has been serving as a Human Rights Champion for the Stand Up 4 Human Rights campaign at the UN. But doubts about whether she is still still performs that role have been raised with her profile seemingly scrubbed from the official page.

Although it can be found on Google, the link to the page featuring Heard routes the search to a generic page. A campaign on had called for her removal from the project. Newsweek reports that the United Nations Human Rights Council and representatives of Heard have not responded to inquires about her apparent removal.

Maxwell child sex trafficking vs Depp-Heard breakdown

Given the subject matter, it's no wonder that Aaron suggests the Ghislaine Maxwell case should have been getting at least the same attention as the Johnny Depp v Amber Heard trial.

McCartney show of support "a boost" to Depp - PR expert

Paul McCartney showed his support for Johnny Depp at Glastonbury.

The former Beatle's set included a song in which images of Depp featured on the video screen - will be “a boost” and “helpful” to the actor, a public relations expert says.

“From a PR perspective any good PR Depp can get, whether that's from friends, actors, singers or other celebrities, is going to boost his public persona,” Rochelle White told the Daily Mail.

“McCartney is well respected across the board, with both young and old people knowing who he is. And Glastonbury is a world stage so it will reach a huge audience.

“This will be helpful for Depp. He is making baby steps towards rebuilding his public image so it's crucial he's seen with the right people around him. That will help him to secure movie deals and opportunities he didn't have before.

“He's certainly on the road to redemption, but it's not going to be easy and there are still a lot of people who do not like him.”

Amber Heard's United Nations role remains unclear

Amber Heard has served as a Human Rights Champion of the United Nations Human Rights Council since October 2018 but it is not known what her status with the organization is presently as her page has been removed from the website. A Google search reveals the page (, with part of her statement: "I will respect your rights regardless of who you are. I will uphold your rights even when I disagree with you"; I will raise my voice. I will take action. I will use my rights to stand up for your rights". But other than in the URL, there is no mention of or reference to the actress.

PR experts claims McCartney show of support will be "a boost" to Depp

Paul McCartney’s Glastonbury show of support for Johnny Depp - the former Beatle's set included his 2012 album track My Valentine - in which Depp appeared in the official video. It was screened during Macca's performance and will be “a boost” and “helpful” to the actor, a public relations expert says.

“From a PR perspective any good PR Depp can get, whether that's from friends, actors, singers or other celebrities, is going to boost his public persona,” Rochelle White told the Daily Mail.

“McCartney is well respected across the board, with both young and old people knowing who he is. And Glastonbury is a world stage so it will reach a huge audience.

Johnny Depp croons for Hedy Lamarr

More footage of last night's concert at Værket in Randers, Denmark. Here were see Johnny Depp take centre stage to sing a song he co-wrote with Tommy Henriksen, This is a song for Miss Hedy Lamarr - a tribute to the actress of the golden era of Hollywood, who was "Erased by the same world that made her a star". Video courtesy of Michael Due once again. 

Depp's ex Winona Ryder recalls painful split from actor

Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp became an item after starting a whirlwind romance in 1989 and within five months the couple were engaged. Their relationship lasted four years and while Ryder tends to keep her personal life private, she did recognise that she took the break-up badly in an interview with Heather Havrilesky in the July edition of Harper's Bazaar magazine.

“That was my Girl, Interruptedreal life,” Ryder said, referring to the 1999 film which she produced and starred in about a young woman in a psychiatric hospital. “I remember, I was playing this character who ends up getting tortured in a Chilean prison [The House of the Spirits]. I would look at these fake bruises and cuts on my face and I would struggle to see myself as this little girl. ‘Would you be treating this girl like you’re treating yourself?’ I remember looking at myself and saying, ‘This is what I’m doing to myself inside.’ Because I just wasn’t taking care of myself.”

Depp and Jeff Beck: A day in the life, in Randers

Here's Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp bringing their sell-out show at Værket in Randers, Denmark to close with a version of the Beatles' A day in the life. Clip courtesy of Michael Due.

Amber Heard's co-star speaks about his experience with the actress

Entertainement Tonight spoke with Swedish actor Dolph Lundgren, 64, who stared in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom alongside Amber Heard. There has been no contact since filming ended, but read their full story to learn what he had to say. 

Depp eating out in Randers

Johnny Depp was spotted enjoying something to eat with friends at Brasserie Mathisen in Randers, Denmark earlier this week. The actor will be on stage with Jeff Beck for Saturday's concert at Sentrum Scene in Oslo, which should have taken place last week but was cancelled at the last minute after a member of the crew tested positive for Covid-19.

Joe Rogan: Depp verdict is "good for anyone who believes in the truth"

US podcaster Joe Rogan feels that the jury made the right decision in the Depp-Heard defamation case. “It was good for anyone who believes in the truth…It’s just not good to not be honest,” Rogan told Andrew Schulz during his appearance on his Flagrant show, adding that blatantly lying while pretending to be a victim is a “f**ked up thing” to do.

Camille Vasquez could act for David Dobrik

For quite some time famous Youtube Vlogger, David Dobrik, has been facing a $10 Million lawsuit by Jeff Wittek. After a wild crane incident during one of David's vlogs, Jeff Wittek was severely injured. 

After the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard case, the main winner appears to be attorney Camille Vasquez. Her and her team are on top of their game and with that, significant opportunities arise, potentially for Dobrik.

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Johnny Depp’s net worth: how much money has the actor made?


Johnny Depp’s net worth: how much money has the actor made?

As you very well know, following the verdict delivered after the defamation trial, Depp was awarded just over $10 million in compensation, while Heard’s countersuit was awarded $2 million.

Heard is expected to appeal the verdict and will almost certainly appeal the compensatory figures given by the jury. However it seems very likely that Depp will receive a substantial payment as a result of the case, to add to his already-huge personal wealth.

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