Johnny Depp Reacts to Defamation Trial Victory Against Amber Heard

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
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A jury ruled in favor Johnny DeppIn the defamation suit against his ex-wife Amber HeardThe actor broke his silence by accepting $15 million.

After weeks of court proceedings that were widely publicized, the Wednesday, June 1 verdict came as a result. After hearing the allegations, Depp sued Heard. AquamanIn 2018, actress identified herself as a victim to domestic violence. Washington Post op-ed. Heard didn’t mention the Pirates of the CaribbeanActor named in the article, Depp claimed her allegations of violence damaged both his career and reputation.

After the jury’s decision was announced, Depp reacted to his legal victory. You can read his entire statement below.

“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 this happened in a blink of an eye.

I was made to face false, very serious, and criminal charges via the media. This triggered an inexorable barrage of hateful content. However, no charges were ever filed against me. It had already traveled around the globe twice in a nanosecond. It had a profound effect on my life as well as my career.

Six years later, I was granted my life back by the jury. I am truly humbled.

After much thought, I made the decision to pursue the case. I knew the extent of the legal hurdles I would face and the inevitable, global spectacle that it would bring into my life.

The goal of this case was to expose the truth from the beginning, no matter what the outcome. My children and all those who supported me have owed me the responsibility of speaking the truth. I feel at peace knowing that I have achieved this.

I am overwhelmed by the outpouring love and the incredible support and kindness that has been shown to me from around the globe. I hope that my quest for truth will have helped others in similar situations, and that those who support them will never give up. I also hope that innocent until proven guilty will return to the courtrooms and the media.

I want to acknowledge the great work of the Judge, jurors, court staff, and Sheriffs who have sacrificed their time to get here. Also, my tireless and unwavering legal team, who did an exceptional job in helping me share the truth.

The best is yet to be and a new chapter has begun.

Veritas numquam perit.

Truth never perishes.”

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