Undoubtedly, Johnny Depp won his defamation suit against Amber Hard on Wednesday.
The decision came as a shock to many as the burden of proof in the defamation case was notoriously high.
Depp has sued Hard for a 2018-related 50 million deal The Washington Post In that article he identifies himself as a survivor of domestic violence.
The case was considered particularly difficult for Depp, as Hard did not mention his name in the article.
But in the end, Tim Depp wins – and the jury’s decision is as controversial as the rest of the trial.
Moments after the verdict was announced, Depp released a statement that was met with a cheerful response on social media, with much applause from fellow celebrities.
“Six years ago, my life, the lives of my children, the lives of the people closest to me, and also, the lives of those who have supported and believed in me for many years, have changed forever,” Depp wrote.
“False, extremely serious and criminal allegations were leveled at me through the media, creating an endless barrage of hateful content. Although no charges have been brought against me, it has already traveled around the world twice in nanoseconds and it was an earthquake. My life and Impact on my career, “wrote the actor.
Depp concludes with a statement of gratitude to his fans, writing, “I’m really humble.”
A long list of stars either liked the post or commented with heart emojis, including Riley Kiof, Rahul Kohli, Ryan Adams, Ricky Lake, Nicki Bella, Eli Brown, Teen Mom 2 star Brianna Djessas, Atiana de la Hoya and Connor and Isabella, who is the son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.
According to Two Fab reports, many other celebrities have expressed support for Depp in their own social media posts.
Ashley Benson posted a picture of Depp on Instagram with the caption, “YESSSSS [string of heart emojis]”- The Walking Dead star Laurie Holden:
Today is the trial. The jury’s verdict sent a message to the world that abuse has no gender and that events are important. # The victory of truth. “
Sharon Osborne commented on Pierce Morgan’s talk show, “Wow, that’s not what I expected. I mean Johnny wins but I didn’t expect him.”
“#MeToo is dead. Heluva Job @ACLU,” Megan McCain tweeted, apparently referring to the publication of the courtroom that the company wrote in the ghostly text of Hard’s Washington Post.
There were also supporters of Hard, as well as comedian Amy Schumer, who did not name the actress, but posted the following quotes from renowned feminist Gloria Steinme:
“Any woman who chooses to behave like a full man should be warned that the army of status will treat her like a dirty joke … she will need her sisterhood.”
“It simply came to our notice then. I am heartbroken that the mountain of evidence was still not enough to stand up against my ex-husband’s incompatible power, influence and dominance, “Hard wrote.
“I’m even more frustrated with what this ruling means for other women. It’s a shock. It sets the clock back at a time when a woman who speaks and speaks can be publicly embarrassed and humiliated,” the actress continued.
“It returns the notion that violence against women should be taken seriously.
Depp was awarded 10 million in damages and $ 5 million in punitive damages, which the judge reduced to $ 350,000 due to the state cap.
Hard was awarded $ 2 million in damages.
The actress is expected to appeal the decision, which could lead to another lawsuit in the near future.
We will have more updates on this evolving story as more information becomes available.