The famous Depp-Heard trial reached its end when the seven-member jury announced its official verdict on June 2, 2022. The jury unanimously decided that the Aquaman actress defamed her ex-husband with her allegations.
After the court’s verdict, The ‘Edward Scissorhands’ actor took to his Instagram and shared a heartfelt post.
“Six years ago, my life, the life of my children, the lives of those closest to me, and also, the lives of the people who for many, many years have supported and believed in me were forever changed.”
“All in the blink of an eye.” Johnny Depp wrote.
“And six years later, the jury gave me my life back. I am truly humbled.”
His post received millions of likes and comments on the platform, and people congratulated him, including celebrities and social media influencers.
While most people stood with Johnny Depp against Amber Heard in the battle, fans looked up to several celebrities that worked closely with Heard yet didn’t support her in the trial.
The Game of Thrones actor, Jason Momoa, who worked with Amber as the lead co-star in the Aquaman movie, didn’t make any statement in the actress’s favor despite being friends with her. Fans noticed that the actor liked both Amber’s and Johnny’s post-trial Instagram posts, which meant he didn’t take any sides.
Amber’s close friends, like Cara Delevingne and Margot Robbie, remained silent during the trial and didn’t make any comments even after the verdict.
But it’s not like Amber Heard didn’t receive any support at all. Her claims against her ex-husband were about abuse and violence, as stated in her 2018 op-ed. Heard wrote in the Washington Post that she was a domestic abuse survivor.
Now that she has lost the case and the jury called her allegations ‘a lie’, several domestic abuse survivors are speaking up and opposing this verdict, including a few celebrities like Tayla Damir, Mia Farrow, and Edward Norton.
Damir posted a story on her Instagram and shared her views about the verdict. She called it “triggering” and said that it’s not easy for the abuse survivors to come forward and talk about their trauma, and if somehow they do, people don’t believe them.
Former actress and fashion model Mia Farrow also favored the Aquaman actress.
She posted a New Yorker article by Jessica Winter and shared her views about the verdict.
“The Depp-Heard Verdict Is Chilling. Many victims of domestic violence who watched the trial will likely conclude that, if they share their experiences, they will be disbelieved, shamed, and ostracized.”
The actress fought her own legal battle with her ex-husband Woody Allen. She fought the case to get her children’s custody when Allen married her adopted daughter.
Another actor, Edward Norton, who starred in the Fight Club movie, liked a tweet from a film critic that said, “Men need to be honest about what happened here.”
The tweet included a New York Times article titled, “The Actual Malice of the Johnny Depp trial.”