Why I Won’t Comment on Johnny Depp’s Legal Battle


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Setting the report straight. Lily-Rose Depp opened up about why she’s remained silent all through dad Johnny Depp‘s authorized battles with ex-wife Amber Heard.

“When it’s one thing that’s so personal and so private that impulsively turns into not so private … I really feel actually entitled to my secret backyard of ideas,” the mannequin, 23, defined throughout an interview with Elle printed on Wednesday, November 16.

The King actress added that she needs her work to face by itself advantage. “I additionally suppose that I’m not right here to reply for anyone, and I really feel like for lots of my profession, folks have actually needed to outline me by the boys in my life, whether or not that’s my relations or my boyfriends, no matter,” she defined. “And I’m actually able to be outlined for the issues that I put on the market.”

Johnny, 59, shares Lily-Rose and son Jack, 20, with ex Vanessa Paradis. The Pirates of the Caribbean star and the French actress, 49, dated for 14 years earlier than saying their separation in June 2012.

Lily-Rose defined that a part of her reticence to debate her dad’s state of affairs comes from being raised in a well-known household. “My mother and father protected my brother and me from [fame] as a lot as potential,” she advised Elle. “I do know my childhood didn’t appear to be all people’s childhood, and it’s a really specific factor to take care of, however it’s additionally the one factor that I do know.”

The Voyagers actress has prevented commenting on Johnny’s authorized battle with Heard, 36, however her father talked about her throughout court docket proceedings in April. Whereas testifying through the defamation trial in opposition to his ex-wife, the Discovering Neverland actor claimed that his daughter didn’t attend his 2015 nuptials to the Aquaman star.

Lily-Rose Depp Details Why She Won't Discuss Dad Johnny Depp's Legal Battle Amber Heard

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“My daughter Lily-Rose didn’t come to the marriage,” the Kentucky native stated on the time. “She and Ms. Heard weren’t on significantly nice phrases, for a number of causes.”

Johnny sued Heard for libel in 2019 after the Magic Mike XXL star printed an op-ed in The Washington Put up the place she described herself as a sufferer of home violence. In June, a jury awarded the Lone Ranger star $10.35 million in damages, whereas Heard was awarded $2 million in damages for her counterclaim. Each events are interesting the decision.

When Heard initially got here ahead with home violence allegations in opposition to Johnny, Lily-Rose got here to her father’s protection through social media. “My dad is the sweetest, most loving particular person I do know,” she wrote through Instagram in Could 2016. “He’s been nothing however an exquisite father to my little brother and I, and everybody who is aware of him would say the identical.”