Johnny Depp hangs out with Sam Fender in Newcastle amid Amber Heard verdict

Johnny hung out with friends in London while Heard attended court to hear the verdict (Image: Reuters, @samfender, Instagram)

Johnny Depp was photographed hanging out with friends including singer Sam Fender in the UK, as was the verdict in his libel trial against his ex-wife amber heard was announced in the US

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor opted to skip the verdict announcement, which took place in a courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia on Wednesday.

A jury of seven people ruled in his favor that Heard did defame him in a 2018 article published in The Washington Post about her experience with domestic abuse.

Heard did not mention her ex-husband in the op-ed, but Depp’s legal team argued that it suggested he was physically abusing her and was clearly referring to him.

Amid the verdict being read in court, Seventeen Going Under singer Sam shared a photo of himself hanging out with Depp, musician Jeff Beck and other friends in what appeared to be a pub garden.

“Some serious heroes,” Sam captioned the image.

Depp appeared to be in a pub garden with Sam and his old friend Jeff Beck (Image: @samfender, Instagram)
Depp has been busy performing at Jeff Beck’s UK tour in London (Picture: PA)

Other video footage showed Depp walking through the pub flanked by security and stopping to shake hands with cheering supporters as he passed before getting into a chauffeur-driven car.

Depp flew to the UK last weekend to join his friend Jeff on his tour in Sheffield on Sunday. He surprised fans again by appearing in Jeff’s Royal Albert Hall shows in London on Monday and Tuesday, where he received a standing ovation.

The ex-girlfriend of the actor, supermodel. Kate Moss who testified on his behalf during the trial, reportedly watching last night’s show and partying with Depp afterwards.

The jury ruled that Depp would be awarded compensatory damages of $10 million (£8 million) and a further $5 million (£4 million) in punitive damages, after he originally sued for $50 million. of dollars.

However, Heard was also awarded $2 million (£1.6 million) in punitive damages.

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Depp released a lengthy statement in reaction to his win, saying: “Six years ago, my life, the lives 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 changed forever.

All in the blink of an eye.

“False, very serious and criminal accusations were made against me through the media, which triggered an endless barrage of hateful content, although I was never charged. I had already circled the globe twice in a nanosecond and it had a seismic impact on my life and career.

‘And six years later, the jury gave me my life back. I feel truly honored.

He continued: ‘My decision to pursue this case, knowing full well the height of the legal hurdles I would face and the inevitable world spectacle in my life, was only made after much thought.

Heard has said she is “heartbroken” and “saddened” to have lost her ex-husband (Image: AFP via Getty Images)
Depp filed the lawsuit against Heard for her 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post (Image: Reuters, EPA)

“From the beginning, the goal of bringing this case was to reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome. Telling the truth was something I owed to my children and to all those who have stood firm in their support of me. I feel at peace knowing that I have finally made it.

I am, and have been, overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and the colossal support and kindness from everyone. I hope that my quest for the truth to be told has helped others, men or women, who have found themselves in my situation, and that those who support them never give up.

“I also hope that the charge will now return to innocence until proven otherwise, both in court and in the media.”

He added, “I want to acknowledge the noble work of the judge, jurors, court staff and bailiffs who have sacrificed their own time to get to this point, and my diligent and unwavering legal team who did an extraordinary job in helping me get to this point.” share the truth.

‘The best is yet to come and a new chapter has finally begun. Veritas numquam perit.

The truth never perishes.

Heard also released a statement after the verdict, saying she was “heartbroken” by the jury’s decision, which she feels “sets back” the fight for women to be heard when they speak out about their experiences of domestic violence.

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