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Johnny Depp gains more than 4 million followers on TikTok following a lawsuit


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Actor Johnny Depp amassed more than 4 million followers on TikTok on Tuesday morning after opening an account on the social media platform.

Depp, 58, posted a single video on TikTok dedicated to his fans around 11 a.m. EST, garnering more than 2 million views within two hours of posting. The video was also posted on his Facebook and Instagram accounts.

The video featured various clips of fans cheering him on during his defamation lawsuit against ex-wife and actress Amber Heard. Depp included photos of him in his car to and from the courthouse as well as clips from various of his musical performances in the UK.

The video also included a lengthy caption in which he thanked his fans for their support. Depp never mentioned the lawsuit directly in the caption.

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“To all my most valued, loyal and steadfast supporters. We’ve been everywhere together, we’ve seen it all together. We’ve walked the same path together. We’ve done the right thing together, all because you care. care,” he wrote in the post. “And now we will all move forward together. You are, as always, my employers and once again I am left with no way to thank you other than to simply say thank you. So, thank you. My love and respect, JD.”

Heard’s rep responded to the video, saying, “As Johnny Depp says, he’s moving on.” Women’s rights are on the decline. The verdict’s message to victims of domestic violence is… Be afraid to stand up and speak up.”

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Depp also took to social media after his win last week as he reacted to the jury’s verdict.

“From the beginning, the goal of bringing this case was to tell the truth, whatever the outcome. Telling the truth was something I owed to my children and everyone who remained steadfast in their support of me. . I feel at peace knowing that I have finally accomplished this. I am, and have been, overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and the overwhelming support and kindness from around the world,” Depp wrote in his statement. posted on Facebook and Instagram.

Johnny Depp gains more than 4 million followers on TikTok following a lawsuit

Actor Johnny Depp smiles at fans after a break on the final day of his libel trial against Amber Heard in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S. May 27, 2022.
(REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/File photo)

Depp had sued Heard for $50 million over a 2018 op-ed Heard wrote for The Washington Post that alleged she had been the victim of domestic violence. Heard filed a countersuit against Depp for $100 million, alleging that Depp and his former attorney tried to “destroy and defame” her.

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The nearly six-week trial ended on June 1 after the jury deliberated for nearly 13 hours. Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, with presiding judge Penney Azcarate ultimately reducing the actor’s punitive damages award to $350,000 under the law of Virginia. Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages after the jury found she was also defamed when Depp’s attorney Adam Waldman said she staged an alleged assault.

Johnny Depp gains more than 4 million followers on TikTok following a lawsuit

Amber Heard’s rep came out in response to the video.
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Neither Heard nor Depp took to social media to announce any upcoming projects. Heard is set to appear in “Aquaman 2”, which is slated for release in 2023. Depp was recently in the UK to join English guitarist Jeff Beck for the rest of his tour.

Fox News’ Rebecca Rosenberg contributed to this report.


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