Amber Heard has reacted to ex-husband Johnny Depp’s TikTok speech to his fans about “moving ahead” following his defamation trial verdict against her.
Depp, 58, took to TikTok on Tuesday to thank his “loyal” fans, little over a week after a jury agreed primarily with him and awarded him $10.35 million in damages and Heard $2 million after a six-week trial.
His first post on the social media platform was a video montage of his recent music tour with Jeff Beck, captioned, “To all of my most cherished, steadfast, and steadfast followers. We’ve been everywhere together and witnessed everything. We’ve both been along the same path. Because you cared, we worked together to do the right thing.”
“And now we’ll all work together to move forward,” he added. “You are, as always, my employers, and once again there are no words to express my gratitude other than thank you.” So, thank you very much. JD, I love and respect you.” Depp has 4.6 million TikTok followers so far.
“As Johnny Depp says he’s’going forward,’ women’s rights are moving backward,” a spokesman for Heard, 36, said in a statement in response to Depp’s comments. The verdict sends a message to domestic violence victims: “Don’t be afraid to speak up and speak out.”
Heard, who intends to appeal the decision, said in a statement released after the conviction was announced last Wednesday, “The disappointment I’m experiencing tonight is indescribable. I’m heartbroken that the pile of evidence was insufficient to overcome my ex-enormous husband’s power, influence, and persuasion.”
“I’m even more dissatisfied with the implications of this decision for other women. It’s a setback, to be sure “she continued. “It turns the clock back to a time when a woman who spoke out and spoke out might be publicly humiliated and shamed. It undermines the notion that women’s violence should be taken seriously.”
“I believe Johnny’s lawyers were successful in persuading the jury to overlook the essential issue of Freedom of Speech and to disregard evidence that was so conclusive that we won in the United Kingdom,” Heard stated. “I’m sorry I didn’t win this case. But I’m even more disappointed that I appear to have lost a privilege that I thought I had as an American: the liberty to speak freely and honestly.”
Depp claimed in his own post-verdict statement that the “jury handed me my life back” and that the “best is yet to come” for him, adding that “a new chapter has finally begun.” “I hope that my quest for the truth has aided others, men and women, who have found themselves in my predicament, and that those who support them never give up,” he added.
The Washington Post has added an editor’s comment to the libelous op-ed penned by Heard in December 2018. “I was looking forward to the opportunity to lend my voice to what I thought was a great cause,” Heard said during the trial. “I was looking forward to the opportunity to lend my voice to what I thought was a great cause, which is just a conversation around women’s issues and gendered issues that I think the whole country was having at that time.”
She also testified that the op-ed made her “proud” and that she had the print version framed. “Every word of that is real,” Heard insisted.
Heard mentioned the “vitriol” she receives online from some of Depp’s admirers while testifying. “Every day, I am harassed, insulted, and intimidated. Even just stepping into this courtroom, sitting in front of the world, having the worst portions of my life, things I’ve experienced, humiliated me used to be humiliating. Every day, people tell me that they want to kill me. People tell me that they want to put my baby in the microwave, and I refuse “she stated
According to what he heard, “I’m not a saint by any stretch of the imagination. As you all know, I’m not trying to pass myself off as one,” she said, adding that it’s been “agonizing” to watch internet “mockery.” “of her deposition “”All I want is for Johnny to leave me alone,” she explained, adding, “I don’t deserve this.” I’d like to get on with my life.”
“I feel vindicated,” Depp says, adding that he’s “received a lot of great support from both men and women.” “He is totally focused on himself right now,” the person claimed, adding, “He is certainly looking ahead and past this.” He wants to move away from negativity and toward positivity.”
Meanwhile, a source stated Heard is “still unhappy” over the verdict, but now that the trial is over, she wants to make up for lost time with her 1-year-old daughter Oonagh Paige: “She is dissatisfied with the decision…. She’s trying to figure out what the next legal step is. She wants to concentrate on her baby child for the time being. A lot of precious mommy time was lost due to the trial. Amber is looking forward to spending the summer with her family and kid.”