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All the celebrities who supported Amber Heard during the defamation trial

The Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard defamation trial has gripped folks world wide.

Depp sued Heard for $50m (£40.1m) for allegedly implying he abused her in a 2018 Washington Publish op-ed. Though she didn’t identify him, he claims her allegations impacted his capacity to work (an professional talking on the trial this week asserted that the op-ed had mainly no influence on Depp’s profession).

Heard had filed a countersuit accusing Depp of allegedly orchestrating a “smear marketing campaign” in opposition to her and describing his personal lawsuit as a continuation of “abuse and harassment”.

On Wednesday (1 June), the jury shared their verdicts, discovering that Heard had defamed Depp on all three counts.

She was demanded to award him $10m (£8m) in compensatory damages and $5m (£4m) in punitive damages. Heard was discovered to have a partial win in her case and was awarded $2m (£1.6m) in compensatory damages, however no punitive damages.

All through the trial, Depp’s followers had been signifcantly louder than Heard’s. On the time of writing, almost 4.3 million folks have signed the petition to have Heard faraway from Aquaman 2, and celebrities resembling Winona Ryder and Javier Bardem had explicitly voiced assist for him.

Chris Rock even joked on stage that we must always “consider all girls, simply not Amber Heard” – to a substantial backlash.

Which public figures supported Heard throughout the trial? See all of the celebrities who’ve spoken up for her, under…

Dolph Lundgren

Actor Dolph Lundgren waded in as regards to Heard after a petition to have her faraway from the forthcoming sequel reached 4.5 million singatures.

The actor, who performs Nereus within the movies, instructed Redline Metal CEO Colin Wayne: “She was nice. I labored together with her on the primary Aquaman, now the second. We shot final fall in London.”

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He continued; “She’s terrific, I had an amazing expertise together with her. She’s very sort, good to the crew, good to all people, simply right down to earth. She had her new child child together with her on set with the nanny which was form of cute.”

Heard beforehand condemned the marketing campaign to have her faraway from the movie and denied that the end result of the Depp libel case had any influence on her personal franchise.

“Paid rumours and paid campaigns on social media don’t dictate [casting decisions] as a result of they haven’t any foundation in actuality,” Heard stated in a press release. “Solely the followers really made Aquaman and Aquaman 2 occur. I’m excited to get began subsequent yr.”

Kathy Griffin

Comic Griffin was one of many first celebrities to return out in assist of Heard. She commented on the actor’s announcement that she could be taking a break from social media whereas the trial was on, saying: “Oh, Doll. I’m desirous about you and sending all of the love.”

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Howard Stern

Whereas the veteran radio host has not particularly voiced his assist for Heard, he has spoken out in opposition to Depp. Talking on his SiriusXM present in late April, he stated: “He figured, ‘I’ll put this on TV as a result of I’m so persuasive and I’m so sensible, and I’m such a beautiful man… I’ll attraction the pants off of America on the trial.’

“No you received’t. This won’t go effectively. It’s not going effectively for you, it’s not going effectively for her. It’s not going effectively for anyone. You sound like two battling kids. It’s simply coming off actually badly.”

Ellen Barkin

In testimony for the trial recorded in 2019, actor Barkin claimed {that a} “jealous” Depp as soon as threw a wine bottle throughout a lodge room again after they have been relationship within the early Nineties.

Jurors additionally heard Barkin testify that her ex was “controlling” throughout their temporary time collectively, and would query her about the place she was going and what she was doing, telling her “don’t do that, don’t try this”.

“Only a jealous man, controlling,” she stated, recalling he would ask: “The place are you going? Who’re you going with? What did you do final evening?”

Barkin testified about one specific time the place Depp allegedly bought “very offended” and accused of her having intercourse with another person as a result of she had a slight scratch on her again.

Barkin’s testimony in regards to the bottle incident was heard beforehand throughout Depp’s UK libel case with The Solar over an article the place the newspaper labelled him “a spouse beater” – which the Pirates of the Caribbean actor misplaced.

Depp denied the incident occurred when Barkin’s declare emerged, and testified that she referred to as him abusive as a result of she held a “grudge” in opposition to him.

“A sexual factor started with Ms Barkin which lasted for months on and off often because she was making the movie I used to be making on the time, Worry and Loathing in Las Vegas,” Depp stated.

“She needed a correct relationship with me and I didn’t need that. I didn’t really feel the identical about her as she did me and I suppose from that second on she grew to become very, very offended and since then I’ve not spoken to Ms Barkin.”

Julia Fox

Uncut Gems star Fox has publicly supported Heard. She commented on Instagram: “Did she hit him? Sure. Was it abuse? No. It’s essential have energy to have the ability to abuse it. She was 25. He clearly was all the time far more highly effective together with bodily and financially.”

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David Krumholtz

Actor Krumholtz, who starred with Heard in NBC drama The Playboy Membershipposted a collection of Instagram Tales supporting her. “Medication and alcohol flip males into monsters,” he wrote. “I consider Amber Heard.”

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Because the trial started on 11 April, supporters of Depp have been circulating their favorite moments from the courtroom on social media platforms. The hashtag #teamjohnnydepp has almost 80 million views on TikTok, with some folks criticising the “memeifcation” of the case.

Comply with reside updates on the trial right here and discover out who has voiced assist for Depp right here.

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