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Johnny Depp v Amber Heard trial: summary 19 June

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FILE PHOTO: Actor Johnny Depp looks on as he receives the Gold Medal of Merit on the occasion of Serbia's Statehood Day in Belgrade, Serbia, February 15, 2022. REUTERS/Zorana Jevtic/File Photo

Depp v Heard: the aftermath live

Johnny Depp v Amber Heard aftermath headlines

- 'Remain cautious,' says Depp as he warns fans of fake accounts

- Depp-Heard marital LA penthouse on the market for $1.7 million

- Depp and Beck begin European tour in Helsinki, Finland

Amber Heard opens up in interview with NBC's Savannah Guthrie

- Heard suggests Depp exes were scared to come forward, while others provide evidence to the contraryt

- Heard says evidence suppressed in trial included doctor's notes detailing her reporting of abuse

- Depp releases studio album with English rocker Jeff Beck

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Depp warns fans to beware of fake social media accounts

Johnny Depp issued a brief statement on Sunday, urging fans to be cautious about the rising number of fake profiles pretending to be him on social media. Depp, who is in Finland, on tour with guitarist Jeff Beck posted on his official Instgram account, listing his four verified social media sites. Depp is not on Twitter.

His post read:

"I’ve been made aware that there are fake accounts pretending to be me or people working with me. 

"I do not have any private or side accounts on any platforms. These are the only pages run by me and my team where we share updates and communicate:

Instagram @JohnnyDepp

TikTok @JohnnyDepp

Facebook @JohnnyDepp

Discord @JohnnyDepp0854.’ 

"I ask that you remain cautious as it seems these fake accounts can be relentless. My team is working to combat the problem. Thank you for your continued support and for making me aware of this issue! 

Love & respect, JD xx."

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Heard "completely unaware" she lost defamation trial

Sky News Australia's Jack Houghton questioned Amber Heard 's "strange decision" to agree to her NBC Today show interview "considering how poorly she comes across to viewers" and added that the actress "continued to blame everyone else except herself” for her defamation case defeat in her first TV interview since the trial.

Houghton said Ms Heard appeared to “criticise the jury itself”, which is offensive to the entire court process and “all those jurors who gave up their time to weigh in on whether Amber Heard lied”.

“They found she did and with malice, and still this wannabe movie star is delusional and seems completely unaware that she has lost,”he said. “And we are all tired of hearing about this case.”

Amber Heard has "the most beautiful face in the world" - according to face-mapping formula

Amber Heard is blessed with "the most beautiful face in the world" according to a scienftific face-mapping technique which measures and analyses eyes, noses, lips and facial shape.

The calculations reveal how close a face is to the Greek Golden Ratio of BeautyPhi, or the Fibonacci number, which is 1.618.

Italian Renaissance painter Leonardo Da Vinci used the Golden Ratio equation and realised that the closer a face or object gets to this number, the higher the level of its perceived beauty.

Heard's facial measurements were a 91.85% match, bringing her very close to perfection but not quite as close as Scarlett Johansson, who scored 95.95%.

Depp rocks Helsinki with Jeff Beck

Johnny Depp joined Jeff Beck on stage today at the Helsinki Blues Festival. It was the The 59-year-old's first public performance since his old flame Amber Heard's Dateline interview was aired this weekend in which she admitted that she cannot afford to pay the $8.3 million she owes him in damages after their defamation trial.

Depp and Beck performed several songs at Kaisaniemi Park in Finland. The pair will play Tampere Hall on Monday.

Vasquez accused of "sucking up to male power"

She may have had her fanatical supporters but not everyone was on Team Depp-Vasquez. Stanford law professor Michele Dauber, an Amber Heard supporter, hit out publicly at Vasquez following the trial verdict.

"Of all the women who suck up to male power, women lawyers are the absolute worst of the bunch," Dauber tweeted on 2 June under a photo of Vasquez giving a press conference after their win.

"Desperate to prove they are ‘real lawyers’ and understanding that being a woman undermines their identity as lawyers, they throw women under the bus as hard and fast as they can."

Camille Vasquez for president merch

Camille Vasquez for president merch

As TMZ are reporting, fans of Johnny Depp's lawyer have been getting creative with some clothing in her name, some pushing for a presidential appointment.

Do they not realise that a president doesn't come from a few appearances on a popular TV show.

Father's Day Depp quote

If you have a father and you forgot what today is then allow us to help - Last minute ideas for Father’s Day 2022.

For SK Pop, it was a chance to share an old quote from Johnny Depp, who went for a tattoo on his heart for his first born.

The personal drama of it all

One of the aspects of the case that has been in serious debate - away from the more tabloid-driven narratives - has been how intimate we all got to this couple's clearly broken relationship.

Is this healthy? Should this sort of emotional tale of turmoil be woven in front of us, almost encouraging the type of cyberbullying we referenced earlier? Yes, they chose to televise it, but... well, it's up for debate and Liquid | Maximum has opined.

Johnny Depp v Amber Heard trial: Craziest moments and weirdest courtroom appearances

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Johnny Depp v Amber Heard trial: Craziest moments and weirdest courtroom appearances

Thinking back, it truly was an incredible court case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.

There was that time Depp appeared to briefly nod off during an explanation from Heard’s attorney. Then an actual fist pump from Depp's lawyer when Heard mentioned Kate Moss.

Oh, and who can forget the (pre-recorded not live) testimony of Alejandro Romero... while driving his car!?

Get more crazy memories by clicking on the image above.

Depp-Heard trial touches #MeToo China

When Zhou Xiaoxuan, a former intern at China’s state broadcaster, was groped by Zhu Jun, a prominent news anchor, in 2014, she was told by police to keep quiet about her ordeal and consider his status as a national “positive energy” icon.

Simply put, Zhu’s value as a newscaster was deemed by law enforcement to be more important than justice for Zhou.

Zhou, who also goes by the nickname of Xianzi, later filed a civil suit in 2021 to seek damages, a move that turned out to be unsuccessful. Though her civil suit was dismissed a year prior to the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial, the similarities between the two cases highlight a common undercurrent that connects gender violence - and the risks for victims who speak out - across different societies around the world.

Rui Zhon reports.

Depp-Heard penthouse up for sale

In the last post we looked at the net worth of Johnny Depp and news today reveals that one of his properties, the Los Angeles one-bedroom penthouse he shared with Amber Heard during their 15-month marriage, is on the market.

Fancy purchasing it? It'll set you back a cool $1.7 million 

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

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

As we know, much of the material point of the trial was recouping lost earnings, which begs the question, just how much is Johnny Depp worth?

Well, according to Celebrity Net Worth, the 58-year-old is estimated to have a total net worth of around $150 million, and that figure does not include the compensation payments.

Social media reacts to the verdict: How are family, friends, fans and celebrities reacting to the jury’s decision?

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Social media reacts to the verdict: How are family, friends, fans and celebrities reacting to the jury’s decision?

Remember, this is what the reaction was like at the time of the verdict.

Model Naomi Campbell was one of those who supported Depp after the result, while Depp’s “Dark Shadows” co-star Eva Green even took to Instagram to proclaim she had “no doubt” that he would “emerge with his good name and wonderful heart revealed to the world, and life will be better than it ever was for him and his family.”

Heard lost case, cyberbullies pile on

One of the most unpleasant elements of the Depp-Heard case - on top of all the unpleasant details and ugly pictures painted during the trial - has been the visceral public reaction to the opposite party.

As Christopher Bouzy attempts to point out in one such Twitter discussion, the cyberbullying is seen as unnecessary by many.

'Regardless if she lied or not, it doesn't give you or anyone else the right to cyberbully Amber or people who support her. It doesn't give you the freedom to spam the same messages 24/7 because you watched the trial. So what? Who made you the judge, jury, and executioner?'

Depp, Heard and Ezra Miller

From Aquaman 2 to the Flash, questions are being posed about the potential double standards being seen between Amber Heard and Ezra Miller as news of both stars has developed over recent weeks.

Kyndall Cunningham has an opinion on the matter.

Johnny Depp lawyer Camille Vasquez elevated to partner at her law firm

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Johnny Depp lawyer Camille Vasquez elevated to partner at her law firm

Did you know that Depp's lawyer, Camille Vasquez became a partner in her law firm? Well, if the latest reports are to be believed, there's a lot more to come for the American attorney.

More Depp concerts, this time in Helsinki

We've seen Johnny Depp hit the music scene as soon as the jury were released to go decide on his and Amber Heard's fate, and the Hollywood star just can't seem to get enough.

After shows across England, today he is performing in Helsinki's Kaisaniemi Park (that's in Finland, for those unsure). This is the start of Depp's European tour with legendary British guitarist Jeff Beck, as the two headline the Helsinki Blues Festival.

Amber Heard flirting with TJ Maxx

The Hollywood star will make headlines for anything right now and this latest piece from TMZ shows just that.

As she faces a potentially 'stark and expensive reality after the Johnny Depp trial,' they say, 'so it's no surprise she's out bargain hunting.'

In the video obtained by TMZ, it appears to show Heard shopping at a TJ Maxx in Bridgehampton, NY Thursday afternoon, accompanied by her sister, Whitney Henriquez.

Too much made of this?

Rogan supports 'truth' verdict in Depp-Heard trial

Flashback to when Joe Rogan gave his own interesting thoughts about the Amber Heard/Johnny Depp verdict.

“It was good for anyone who believes in the truth…It’s just not good to not be honest,” Rogan said during an appearance on “Flagrant” with Andrew Schulz when talking about the verdict. He also said lying to pretend to be a victim is a “f**ked up thing.”

It's not like Joe to make his strong opinions heard.

Depp sends warning to fans

As reported by the Express, Johnny Depp has issued a warning to his dedicated legion of fans after becoming aware fake accounts were assuming his identity online. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor, 59, has dominated headlines recently amid his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard.

In view of his 25.9million followers, Johnny posted an Instagram story reading: “I’ve been made aware that there are fake accounts pretending to be me or working with me.

“I do not have any private or side accounts on any platforms.

“These are the only pages run by me and my team where we share updates and communicate,” he added, before listing his official handles on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and Discord. 

He continued: “I ask that you remain cautious as it seems these fake accounts can be relentless.

Interestingly, the report only used an image of the message not an actual link to said account.

Juror admits jury's conclusion was: "they were both abusive to each other"

One of the seven jurors in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial has confessed that the conclusion which the jury reached was that "both Depp and Heard were abusive to each other". The juror, who for legal reasons must remain anonymous, told Good Morning America that the jury believed that when Heard got emotional or upset on the stand, she was merely crying "crocodile tears".

"It didn’t come across as believable," he said. "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."

The jury concluded that "both were abusive to each other" but Heard’s legal team failed to prove Depp’s abuse was physical.

Edward

Edward Scissorhands' insert hand expected to fetch $50,000 at auction

The metal insert hand which Johnny Depp wore in Tim Burton's 1990 fantasy movie Edward Scissorhands is expected to fetch a fee of up to $50,000 in Propstore's Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction in Los Angeles next week.  The auction ends on Tuesday 21 June.

The right insert hand consists of a rubber, resin and leather glove mounted on one side of a T-shaped metal armature to a wooden base. It comes with a letter of authenticity from the film's mechanical department coordinator, Richard Landon.

Edward Scissorhands, a boy with scissor-like fingers, used his blades to turn an ice angel into a snow flurry for his love interest Kim, played by Winona Ryder. Depp and Ryder were engaged for a while in real life, their three-year relationship ended in 1993.

A year ago, a pair of original scissorhand wardrobe glove props, worn by Johnny Depp in the film sold for $44,800 at Julien's “Hollywood Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy and More Auction” in Beverly Hills.

"One thing I can tell you is, one thing I'm not is vindictive. This would be a really lousy way to get vengeance. As silly as it is to say this out loud, my goal - the only thing I can hope for at this point... I just want people to see me as a human being. When you're living in violence and it becomes normal, as I testified to, you have to adapt, you adopt strategies to cope with it. If it meant, as I testified to, if it meant the difference between a broken nose or a sore cheek, I would do it. I got hit for a very long time before I even knew how to defend myself. I'm here as a survivor. To my dying day I will stand by every word of my testimony. I didn't want this to be a thing, I didn't want it to be a trial, I didn't want it to be a part of the public record - but when someone sues you, you don't really have a choice"

Amber Heard, Actress
What did Heard tell Savannah Guthrie about Depp trial? Summary, highlights of TV interview

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What did Heard tell Savannah Guthrie about Depp trial? Summary, highlights of TV interview

NBC on Friday aired the full Dateline interview given by Amber Heard to journalist Savannah Guthrie, portions of which had been released throughout the week. The interview was Heard’s first since losing her defamation suit and counter-suit to ex-husband Johnny Depp earlier this month.

She has been ordered to pay Depp $10.35m in damages after a jury deemed she defamed the 59-year-old in a Washington Post op-ed in which she didn’t mention Depp by name, but described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” Heard’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, has said she intends to appeal.

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Beck and Depp launch track dedicated to Hedy Lamarr

“This Is A Song For Miss Hedy Lamarr” a Johnny Depp original, is one of the few non cover versions on the new '18' album which was released by veteran English rocker Jeff Beck and the Hollywood star this week. 

Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-born American film actress and inventor and was considered by many as one of the great movie actresses of all time.

Depp touted for role in Beetlejuice 2?

Depp for Beetlejuice2?

With the Depp-Heard trial now a thing of the past, speculation abounds relating to potential new film roles for Johnny Depp with participation in a potential Tim Burton directed Beetlejuice 2 being cited.

Speculation coming out of Hollywood suggests that the film would include original stars Michael Keaton in his role as Beetlejuice with Winona Ryder playing Lydia Deetz.

Johnny Depp to make July screen return in Boston George

Johnny Depp appears set will make a return to the screen in the form of a new docuseries about drug smuggler George Jacob Jung.

According to Deadline, Boston George is set to premiere on July 22 on Fandor, a streaming service with the actor set to appear in several interviews throughout the docuseries.

At the turn of the century Depp played Jung in the movie Blow, which was based on the story of how George Jung and the Medellín Cartel headed by Pablo Escobar, established a stronghold in the American cocaine market in the 1970s in the US.

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Confusion over future 'Pirates of the Caribbean'

Speaking in May, film producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed that two more “Pirates of the Caribbean” scripts are currently in development, but neither will include Depp’s character Jack Sparrow. Depp landed an Oscar nomination for “Pirates” installment “Curse of the Black Pearl,” and his last appearance in the Disney-owned franchise was in 2017’s “Dead Men Tell No Tales.”

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Petition to have Heard removed from Aquaman 2 tops 4.5 million

A petition on Change.org to have Amber Heard removed from Aquaman 2 has topped more than 4.6 million signatures. The originators of the online petition state that: "Since Heard's divorce from Depp, she has systematically crusaded to ruin the actor in Hollywood, repeating multiple accounts of fake incidents in which she had actually abused Johnny Depp".

 

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Jury member claims Amber Heard cried 'crocodile tears'

A juror who participated in the defamation trial between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp claimed the actress' cried "crocodile tears" because he considered her testimony not credible.

ABC's "Good Morning America" on Thursday published an interview with a male juror, consisting of five men and two women, whose identity was not disclosed.

"Her crying, her facial expressions, the way she looked at the jury...we were all very uncomfortable," the source said of Heard's testimony, which went on for several days and was streamed live on the Internet.

The man criticized that the actress was capable of "answering a question in tears and two seconds later being ice cold again."

"Some of us used the expression 'crocodile tears," he said, speaking about the deliberations among the seven members of the jury. 

Juror of the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial speaks: what does he accuse Heard of?

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Juror of the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial speaks: what does he accuse Heard of?

​​​​​​The Depp-Heard jury believed “they were both abusive to each other.”

“They had their husband-wife arguments. They were both yelling at each other. I don’t think that makes either of them right or wrong. That’s what you do when you get into an argument, I guess. But to rise to the level of what she was claiming, there wasn’t enough or any evidence that really supported what she was saying,” he said.

Heard: I still love Depp

The actress acknowledged that she still loves Depp. “I love him,” she said. “I loved him with all my heart, and I tried the best I could to make a deeply broken relationship work. And… I couldn’t.” She added: “I have no bad feelings or ill-will towards him at all. 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.”

Amber Heard

Heard: “There is so much I regret”

Heard was asked by Guthrie during the NBC interview about her own “bad behaviour” caught in audio recordings played in court, Heard said: “You hear my voice in those audiotapes - it’s not the voice of me now, it’s not who I am now. I did do and say horrible, regrettable things throughout my relationship. I behaved in horrible, almost unrecognisable ways to myself. There is so much I regret.”

Johnny Depp & Jeff Beck team up for album of cover songs

Johnny Depp and English guitarist Jeff Beck have released an album of mainly covers, after taking to the stage together recently in the UK.

Called "18", the 13-track album was released on July 15. 

"It's almost like you've been through a record store and gone jumping from one genre to another," Beck told the media, saying they first began working on the album at Depp's home in France.

"There's a couple of Motown, there's a couple of Beach Boy covers on ... It sounds pretty good for a home recording." Depp and Beck have recorded music since 2019 for the album, which also features two original songs by Depp, who has his own band the Hollywood Vampires. One song is about actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr.

Depp, Heard teams trade statements

In response to Heard's interview, Depp's legal team supplied NBC with the following statement: "It’s unfortunate that while Johnny is looking to move forward with his life, the defendant and her team are back to repeating, reimagining and re-litigating matters that have already been decided by the Court and a verdict that was unanimously and unequivocally decided by a jury in Johnny’s favor.”

In a short communiqué published by the Hollywood Reporter, Heard's camp replied: "If Mr. Depp or his team have a problem with this, we recommend that Johnny himself sit down with Savannah Guthrie for an hour and answer all her questions.”

What did Heard tell Savannah Guthrie about Depp trial? Summary, highlights of TV interview

On Friday night, NBC aired Amber Heard's full Dateline interview with Savannh Guthrie, excerpts of which had been released throughout the week.

Heard told Guthrie that she's "terrified" of being sued again by Depp for continuing to discuss the trial publicly, and said that among the evidence suppressed in court was a binder of doctor's notes detailing her reporting of domestic abuse.

Heard was also quizzed by Guthrie on subjects such as her own "bad behaviour", and her misleading claim that she donated her divorce settlement to charity.

We've put together a summary of some of the key moments in the interview

Key moments from the Amber Heard vs Johnny Depp trial

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Key moments from the Amber Heard vs Johnny Depp trial

Key moments from the Amber Heard vs Johnny Depp trial

Here is a reminder of some of the pivotal moments in the six-week trial, which concluded at the start of this month.

Depp v Heard, the aftermath live: welcome

Good morning and welcome to our daily live blog on the aftermath of the Johnny Depp v Amber Heard defamation trial, in which Heard was deemed to have defamed her ex-husband in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed.

Heard has been ordered to pay Depp $10.35m in damages. She was also awarded $2m by the jury in Fairfax, Virginia, after winning on one count of her defamation counter-suit against Depp.