Johnny Depp v Amber Heard trial aftermath summary news: 26 june
Depp v Heard aftermath: 26 June 2022
No Depp-Heard settlement
Lawyers representing Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were unable to reach a last-minute settlement last Friday, setting the stage for what could be a lengthy and costly appeals process.
Fairfax County, Virginia, Judge Penney Azcarate finalized the verdict in the former couple’s defamation trial during the hearing, at which Depp and Heard were not present.
After 21 days, the case will move to the Court of Appeals of Virginia, and then the parties will have 30 days to file a notice of appeal.
Under the judgment order that was entered into the docket Friday afternoon, Depp and Heard will be required to post their judgments of $2 million and $10.35 million, respectively, plus 6% interest per year.
Depp back on screen in July
The long-in-the-works docuseries Boston George, about drug trafficker and smuggler George Jacob Jung, is set to premiere on streaming service Fandor on July 22.
The five-part series features a decent chunk of interviews with Johnny Depp, who portrayed the late Jung in 2001 film Blow. This will be the first new film or TV content featuring Depp to be released since his lengthy U.S trial against former wife Amber Heard.
Depp fans snap up Camille Vasquez merch
Johnny Depp fans are continuing their admiration for lawyer Camille Vasquez after her team pulled out a win for the actor against Amber Heard in their highly-publicized defamation trial.
In addition to praising her on social media, fans have now created merchandise dedicated to the attorney with items include t-shirts, hoodies, magnets available praising the lawyer.
Penny Azcarate, the judge who presided in the Depp-Heard defamation trial, on Friday made the jury's decision to award Depp $10.35 million in damages official. The magistrate entered a judgment order at Fairfax County Circuit Court that also ordered the Pirates of the Caribbean star to pay Heard $2 million.
Lawyers for Heard have confirmed the she intends to appeal the ruling.
After the conclusion of the trial, a juror spoke to Good Morning America to sum up what the feeling among the jury was (the legality of which we're not entirely sure about).
“It didn’t come across as believable,” the juror said of Heard’s emotional testimony, “It seemed like she was able to flip the switch on her emotions. She would answer one question and she would be crying and two seconds later she would turn ice cold. It didn’t seem natural.”
He said Depp, “just seemed a little more real in terms of how he responded to questions.”
He continued, adding that the jury believed “they were both abusive to each other.”
Heard contemplating penning book
Actress Amber Heard is reportedly toying with the idea of writing a book following her recent high profile legal case against former husband Johnny Depp according to media reports in the UK media. "She has already started conversations for the book and is obviously excited about the topic. At this point, Amber has nothing to lose and wants to tell all," a source told The Mirror.
Depp and Beck bid farewell to Norway
Jeff Becks's Oslo show scheduled for last Friday was forced to be cancelled after a member of the backing band was diagnosed with Covid-19. The band have confirmed that they will return to the Norwegian capital on 2 July for the rescheduled gig and at present, there are still question marks if the Stockholm show (scheduled for 27 June) will go ahead.
Depp's Hollywood Vampires band confirm 2023 tour dates
Rock band Hollywood Vampires, of which actor Johnny Depp is a member, have announced five dates in Germany and one in Luxembourg during the summer of 2023.
The band posted the details on its social networks to inform fans that the Hollwyood Vampires "are back" on stage after canceling a tour in March due to the pandemic.
This time, they will visit the German cities of Oberhausen (June 20), Munich (June 24), Hamburg (June 27), Berlin (June 28) and Mainz (June 30). In addition, they will play a one-off concert in Luxembourg on June 21, 2023.
Hollywood Vampires have also asked their fans to "stay tuned" for further dates in other cities outside Germany.
The Hollywood Vampires band was formed in 2015 by Alice Cooper, vocalist and guitarist; Joe Perry, guitarist; and Johnny Depp himself, in charge of keyboard, guitar and backing vocals.
Depp offered $300m for Jack Sparrow return?
A rumour doing the rounds on social media suggested that Disney had offered Johnny Depp $301m to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise and to feature in a Disney + series, but online fact checker Snopes suggests this is not the case. Depp had previously been offered in the region of $22m to appear in Pirates 6, according to various sources.
Ambidextrous Libyan artist Amedo sketches Depp
Libyan artist Ahmed Mahmoud (Amedo) has used his extraordinary drawing skills to sketch a portrait of Johnny Depp in his role as Edward Scissorhands. Amedo is capable of producing four pieces of art at the same time, drawing with both hands and both feet.
"Who fucking gives a fuck?" - Eilish on Depp v Heard
Singer Billie Eilish has told NME of her disbelief that the overturning of Roe v Wade has had to compete for public attention with the Depp v Heard trial.
Discussing a new track of hers that makes reference to this (“The internet’s gone wild watching movie stars on trial / While they’re overturning Roe v Wade”), Eilish said: “I was in this state of depression, losing my own rights to my own body, and then I’d go on the internet and it would be people giving their take on this trial.
“Who fucking gives a fuck? Women are losing rights for their bodies, so why are we talking about celebrities’ divorce trials? Who gives a shit? Let them figure it out on their own. The internet bothers the shit out of me sometimes…”
(Photo: Sebastian Reuter/Getty Images for Greentech Festival)
Depp feels "no ill will" towards Heard
Johnny Depp bears “no ill will” towards Amber Heard, Hollywood Life quoted a source as saying this week.
“After all is said and done, Johnny wishes no ill will for Amber,” the source said. “He isn’t going to jump on the social media hate band wagon and he just wants to move forward with his own life.
“Johnny can’t wait to go on tour next year [with his band the Hollywood Vampires] and even though it’s a ways away he has a ton of projects lined up to keep him very busy in the meantime.
“Johnny is happier than he has been in a long time and he feels like this is a whole new chapter for him. Music has always been cathartic for Johnny and this is really what he needs right now after all the stress and drama he’s dealt with for the past several years.”
In her interview with NBC Dateline earlier this month, Heard also indicated that she harbours no ill feeling for Depp.
“I have no bad feelings or ill-will towards him at all,” she said. “I know that might be hard to understand - or it might be really easy to understand, if you’ve ever loved anyone. It should be easy.”
Meanwhile, AS USA's Will Gittins has cast his eye back over the Depp v Heard trial and has compiled a rundown of the more unusual moments witnessed during the six weeks of testimony in Fairfax, Virginia.
AS USA's Jennifer Bubel has put together a video looking back over some of the key moments in the Depp v Heard trial, in which opening statements were heard on 12 April and, seven weeks later, a verdict was reached on 1 June.
Depp and Jeck Beck rock the Helsinki Blues Festival
Here's Johnny Depp and Jeck Beck on stage at last week's Helsinki Blues Festival, knocking out a blistering cover version of Killing Joke's The Death & Resurrection Show which will feature on the new album 18.
Depp's attorney, Camille Vasquez: "I think the verdict speaks for itself"
Camille Vasquez gave her first one-one TV interview since acting as Johnny Depp's attorney in the recent defamation trial. She explained how she handles being in the media spotlight after such a high-profile case.
"It's been an honour for me to represent women, to represent Latina women and just be famous just for doing a good job," Vasquez told Access Daily’s Mario López. "I just focus on the work, I'm a lawyer at the end of the day. My life has changed but in a lot of respects it hasn't".
She carefully chose her words when asked her thoughts on Amber Heard's recent interview for NBC which aired last weekend. "I think the verdict speaks for itself. This was about Johnny getting up on the stand, telling his story and telling the truth about what happened in that relationship. I think he did that and unanimously, the verdict was, he was defamed".
Vasquez added that she is only too happy to work with Depp again in the future. "Absolutely, we have another potential trial coming up, in July".
Jeff Beck's Oslo gig cancelled
Johnny Depp was due to perform a few songs with Jeff Beck at the Sentrum Scene in Oslo on Friday night - but the concert, which had sold out, was postponed at the last minute after a member of the band tested positive for coronavirus. The concert has been rescheduled for 2nd July.
The guitarist's tour continues this week with dates in Stockholm and Copenhagen but Saturday's concert in Kristiansund was also postponed with a new date still to be confirmed.
Depp stops to greet fans in Oslo
Johnny Depp stopped to greet fans and chat to a TV crew on Friday in Oslo, Norway where he was due to appear on stage with guitarist Jeff Beck at the Sentrum Scene. Clean-shaven, and wearing a black T-shirt and fedora hat, the actor told television cameras outside the city's Grand Hotel, "Unfortunately, we didn't get to play the concert but we'll be coming back" and added that he hasn't had a chance to do much sightseeing as "we don't get out much".
Amber Heard's team confirm they will launch an appeal
After much speculation, a representative of Amber Heard confirmed that the actress will be lodging a court appeal to the defamation case against her, which she lost earlier this month. She was ordered to pay ex-husband Johnny Depp damages and compensation totalling close to $15 million.
“As stated in yesterday’s congressional hearings, you don’t ask for a pardon if you are innocent,” said Heard's rep, in a reference to the previous day's January 6 Committee hearings. “And, you don’t decline to appeal if you know you are right.”
Depp and McCartney jam in Making of My Valentine video
And here's Depp and Macca during the making of the My Valentine video. The actor brought along a couple of guitars made by a friend of his using recycled wood which he presented to Sir Paul.
Depp's video appearance during McCartney's Glastonbury set
Johnny Depp has been getting the recent defamation trial out of his system, unwinding on tour with Jeff Beck He also made 'an appearance' in front of 200,000 revellers during Paul McCartney's headline set at Glastonbury on Saturday night.
Sir Paul played his 2012 album track My Valentine during his 38-song performance with the promotional video featuring Depp and Natalie Portman as the backdrop. The two actors use sign language to convery the lyrics in the video, shot in black and white.
Here is McCartney explaining the idea for the video. "My daughter, Stella, suggested the original idea to have Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp use sign language to portray my recent song, My Valentine. It was great having them round. Natalie came over with her husband and new baby, which was very lovely, very family. Johnny came over and he has a friend who makes guitars out of lots of things like cigar boxes and wine cases, and he brought over a wine case-bass for me. He also sent over a little cigar box amp and guitar which is fantastic and so we had a jam. And I had to stop and say we better do this film!"
McCartney has not commented publicly on the Depp-Heard trial but has a close friendship with the Pirates of the Caribbean star and by using the video rather than not, he is perhaps subtly showing where his allegiances lie. However, fans are divided on whether it was appropriate...
In the social media age, it is perhaps more the case than ever that the old adage "all publicity is good publicity" rings true. Johnny Depp is releasing an album '18' that is guaranteed to sell in vast numbers, his Dior fragrance is flying off shelves, his band Hollywood Vampires have announced tour dates in Europe and the US and the actor has been tipped to return to thePirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Amber Heard, meanwhile, has reportedly had her screen time in Aquaman 2 bumped up and it seems likely she will get plenty of offers given the media coverage of the defamation trial.
Heard must post $11M suspension bond to appeal verdict
Representatives for Amber Heard confirmed that the actress will press ahead with an appeal, challenging the verdict of the six-week defamation trial.
During Friday's hearing in Virginia, Judge Penney Azcarate outlined that if if Heard appeals, she must post a suspension bond for the full amount of the $10.35 million award while the appeal is pending. The judge's order says both awards would also be subject to a 6% interest charge per year until the appeal case is resolved.
Depp-Heard trial judge ratifies jury decision
The judge who presided over the Depp-Heard defamation trial has finalized the verdict after a behind-the-scenes deal between the parties failed to materialize.
Judge Penney Azcarate issued a written order for Heard to pay Depp $10.35 million for damaging his reputation while Depp must pay Heard $2 million, after a brief hearing in Fairfax County Circuit Court on Friday.
Depp v Heard aftermath, live updates: welcome
Good morning and welcome to our daily live blog for Sunday 26 June 2022, bringing you the latest news on the aftermath to the Depp v Heard defamation case.
A quick recap: a jury in Fairfax, Virginia, deemed that Heard had defamed Depp in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she described herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse", and ordered her to pay her former husband damages totalling $10.35m. Heard, meanwhile, won $2m after the jury found in her favour on one count of her counter-suit against Depp.
Both could be back on the stand next month as Heard's representatives have said they will lodge an appeal...