The bitter mud fight between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard ends in a broad victory for the actor. How do the celebrities view the verdict? The first voices.
The public court battle between Johnny Depp (58) and his ex-wife Amber Heard (36) lasted six weeks. The jury then returned its verdict on Wednesday: Heard was found guilty of defamation. Although Depp also had to pay for defamation, he emerged as the winner for the most part. The first reactions of the celebrity world to the verdict.
In Hollywood, reactions to the verdict are still rather reserved, but there are already some. Model Naomi Campbell commented on a statement by Johnny Depp with four red hearts on Instagram. Actress Ashley Benson (“Pretty Little Liars”) reacted similarly. She posted emojis of clapping hands and hearts.
Actress Laurie Holden tweeted: “Justice was served today. The jury verdict is a message to the world that abuse knows no gender and that facts do count.”
Sharon Osbourne, wife of Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne, expressed surprise. “Wow, that wasn’t what I expected. I mean, I wanted Johnny to win, but I didn’t expect it,” she reportedly said on British host Piers Morgan’s TV show.
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry shared a picture with Depp on Instagram, adding the caption: “We’re proud and happy for Johnny’s big win today. We never doubted anything, we always knew the truth would prevail… Congratulations on getting your life back today!”
The former US President’s son, Donald Trump Jr., also tweeted after the verdict was announced: “Believe all women… except Amber Heard. […] Perhaps a case that will put an end to the recent feminist notion that all men are guilty before proven innocent. She’s just so terrible!” Other Republicans had also spoken out publicly for Depp.
Numerous celebrities also liked Depp’s statement, including actresses Gemma Chan (“Crazy Rich Asians”) and Riley Keough (“Zola”) and American talk show host Ricki Lake. Celebrity offspring were also apparently on Depp’s side. At least the statement also liked the children of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman as well as the son of Tommy Lee.
On the other hand, there is less encouragement for Amber Heard. Actress and comedian Amy Schumer (“Dating Queen”) Instagrammed a quote from journalist and suffragette Gloria Steinem: “Any woman who chooses to act like a normal human being should be warned that the armies of the ‘ Status quo’ will treat them as some kind of dirty joke.”
Schumer’s post was liked by US actresses Jennifer Aniston (“Friends”) and Kristen Bell (“Never Have Sex With Your Ex Again”).
The “Daily Mail” journalist Meghan McCain had initially taken a position on Twitter and “