Johnny Depp fans from across the country and abroad gathered in Fairfax County.
As the verdicts favored Depp, they cheered. Some wore pirate hats, a nod to Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean role, and others made “we love Johnny” signs.
All believed his six-week trial version of events over Amber Heard’s.
Not only did he win over the members of the jury, but he also won over the general public in the court of public opinion.
While some of Depp’s fans had spent significant amounts of money in order to travel to court in support of him, Depp himself was in Newcastle getting ready to perform alongside rock musician Jeff Beck.
Amber Heard looked glum and downtrodden as Judge Penney Azcarate read the jury’s verdicts requiring her to pay her ex-husband $15m in damages (later reduced to just over $10m due to legal limits in Virginia).
Depp supporters booed Heard as he left the court through a rear entrance. Depp’s legal team grinned and embraced before addressing media cameras.
Camille Vasquez, one of Depp’s lawyers, became an internet sensation for her questioning of Heard.
The verdict vindicated her client.
This confirms what we’ve said from the start, that Johnny Depp’s claims are defamatory and unsupported by evidence.
Heard won $2m for defamation after Depp’s attorney said she and her friends fabricated a fight with Depp.
Waldman called it a “falsehood” It was a minor win in Depp’s sweep.