Depp’s fans are sure that the actor is the victim of a fake conspiracy
Yesterday in the US city of Fairfax, a defamation trial began, in which Johnny Depp accuse his ex-wife Amber Heard with a $50 million claim. At the same time, his ex-wife wants to respond to a counterclaim in the amount of $100 million – and this complicated process, along with the joint claims, has been going on for three years.
The former couple started formal proceedings after Amber Heard’s article was published in the Washington Post in 2018. She called herself a “victim of domestic violence”, accusing her ex-wife. abuse. Depp and his attorneys quickly filed a lawsuit, alleging that the attacks damaged Heard’s reputation and resulted in his expulsion from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and the loss of substantial royalties. In addition, the actor also believes that his ex-lover is the mastermind of all the scandals that ruined their relationship.
Both Johnny and Amber appeared before the court, undercover when Judge Penny Azkarat ordered aides to keep the trial from turning into a media circus. The judge also banned the two sides from signing autographs or interacting with fans. However, some reporters admitted to having come to the building to take pictures: Depp, 58, in a gray suit, and Amber, 35, in a striped three-piece and white blouse.
The judge began the meeting by asking the jury what they knew about the dynamics of the relationship between the heroes of the process. Opinions from jurors were mixed, with one juror reading a hilarious message his wife had sent him to fill in on him: “Amber is a psycho; Johnny was ensnared.”
The message resonated with Depp’s fans, who arrived at the hearing hours before the trial began to take their seats in a crowded hall. Movie star fans began to gather outside the building at five in the morning; most of them have posters to show their support for their favorite actor.
The trial is expected to continue for a few more months, with celebrities set to testify, including James Franco, Paul Bettany and Ellen Barkin.