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Johnny Depp thanks his “loyal and unwavering supporters”
The actor joined TikTok with a note to his dedicated followers, writing that he’s ready to “move on” now that the lawsuit is over.

“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.

He continued: “And now we will all move forward together. You are, as always, my employers and once again I am reduced to no way of thanking you other than by simply saying thank you. So, Thank you. My love and respect, JD”

Last week, Depp won a court victory after a jury found him and Heard guilty of defamation.

Depp had sued Heard for $50 million over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in which she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic violence.” Although Depp was not named in the article, he claimed it cost him lucrative acting roles. Heard has sued her ex-husband for $100 million over statements Depp’s attorney made about his abuse allegations.

Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, which were reduced by the judge to $350,000, due to a cap on punitive damages in the State of Virginia, where the trial took place. The jury awarded Heard $2 million in compensatory damages and no money for punitive damages.

During the trial, Depp supporters were vocal on social media, including TikTok, and at venues in Virginia, where many waited outside to catch a glimpse of the actor during the proceedings.
Heard said in a statement that she was “heartbroken” by the verdict.

On Tuesday, following the announcement of Depp’s new TikTok account, a spokesperson for Heard said: “As Johnny Depp says he ‘moves forward,’ women’s rights recede. The message of the verdict to the victims of domestic violence is…be afraid to stand up and speak up.”

David Shane, spokesman for Heard, said she planned to appeal the verdict.

Meanwhile, Depp’s attorney, Camille Vasquez, something of a star during the trial, has been promoted to partner at Brown Rudnick, the firm said in a statement.

“Camille’s performance at the Johnny Depp trial proved to the world that she is ready to take the next step now. We are incredibly proud of her and look forward to what she will accomplish as our new partner. “said the law firm.

Vasquez said in a statement that she was “thrilled” with the partnership.

CNN’s Chloe Melas and Sonia Moghe contributed to this report.


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