Johnny Depp fans camp outside the courthouse overnight in hopes of seeing a libel suit against Amber Heard


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More than 100 people, including many Johnny Depp fans and some from abroad, camped outside Fairfax County Circuit Court overnight Wednesday hoping to see the celebrity libel suit against the ex-wife Amber Heard.

We’ve been here since 8:30 last night,Gabrielle, a Depp fan from North Carolina, told Fox News on Wednesday. Other groups, some holding sleeping bags, arrived at similar times.

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Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 36, for $50 million over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post alleging she was the victim of domestic violence. The piece did not name the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor, but his lawyers argued he was still identifiable and the allegations had crippled his career and made him a Hollywood pariah.

Actor Johnny Depp listens in the courtroom of Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)
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People queuing at the courthouse hoped to get one of the 100 seats in the main courtroom. Almost everyone who spoke with Fox News said they were there to support Depp, who denied physically abusing Heard, although one person said they just wanted to see the case.

Officers distribute 100 wristbands for the main courtroom on a first-come, first-served basis

Officers distribute 100 wristbands for the main courtroom on a first-come, first-served basis
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“We’re on Johnny’s team,” said a woman from a group that had been queuing since 3 a.m. “With Johnny all the way.”

Sofia, who stood next to her dog draped with a “Justice for Johnny Depp” sign, felt the same way.

dog door "Justice for Johnny Depp" seated placard with crowd awaiting Depp's arrival

The dog carries a ‘Justice for Johnny Depp’ sign sitting with the crowd waiting for Depp to arrive
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“We’re here to support Johnny,” Sofia told Fox News. “We’ve always been a fan. We know what kind of person he is.”

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A Johnny Depp fan named Sofia wears a "#Justice for Johnny" T-shirt

A Johnny Depp fan named Sofia wears a “#Justice for Johnny” t-shirt
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“I’m really happy the truth is coming out,” Sofia continued. “Men can be victims too, as you can see.”

Others also felt it was an important lawsuit highlighting domestic violence against men. Depp testified that Heard physically attacked him.

This trio became friends waiting in the long queue together

This trio became friends waiting in the long queue together
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“I want people to look more at domestic violence against men,” one of the women who arrived at 3 a.m. told Fox News. “I think we only look at it from a women’s perspective.”

“By seeing it unfold in a courtroom, we are able to get a glimpse of it,” she added.

Johnny Depp fans camp outside the courthouse overnight in hopes of seeing a libel suit against Amber Heard

Heard has filed a countersuit against her ex-husband for $100 million, accusing him and his former attorney of conspiring to “destroy and defame” her. Heard testified that her role as Mera in “Aquaman 2” was reduced after Depp allegedly launched a smear campaign against her.

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London Depp fan Abba awaits his arrival outside the Fairfax County Courthouse

London Depp fan Abba awaits his arrival outside the Fairfax County Courthouse
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Abba, from London, told Fox News she became “a huge supporter of Johnny during the trial”. She said it was “disgusting” how Heard twisted the “narrative”.

A Depp fan holds up a "We all believe you Johnny" sign

A Depp fan holds up a ‘We all believe you Johnny’ sign
(Fox News Digital/Lisa Bennatan)

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Another Depp fan, Johanna, who was hoping to give the ‘Edward Scissorhands’ star a note she brought, said ‘Johnny was a big part of my life growing up’ and wanted him sustain.

A Depp supporter named Johanna holds up a card she hoped to give Johnny when he arrived

A Depp supporter named Johanna holds up a card she hoped to give Johnny when he arrived
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Depp’s attorney, Camille Vasquez, grilled Heard during cross-examination on Tuesday. Witnesses for the “Aquaman” actor spoke on Wednesday.


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