Johnny Depp’s post thanks supporters for their support and states that he intends ‘to move ahead,’ with the trial. Amber Heard has called out ex-husband Johnny Depp after his TikTok message of appreciation to fans and wishes to “move forward” following his victorious lawsuit against her on June 7. The actor released a compilation video of himself waving out of a car to his fans as he headed to court and performed on stage with world-renowned musician Jeff Beck with whom he began touring the UK as his defamation lawsuit against Amber drew to a conclusion.
Depp wrote alongside the video, “We’ve been everywhere together, we have seen everything together. We have walked the same road together. We did the right thing together, all because you cared. And now, we will all move forward together. You are, as always, my employers, and once again, I am whittled down to no way to say thank you, other than just by saying thank you. So, thank you. My love & respect, JD.”
Amber responded to Johnny’s words just hours after the video was published. Her representative told People, “As Johnny Depp says he’s ‘moving forward,’ women’s rights are moving backwards. The verdict’s message to victims of domestic violence is… be afraid to stand up and speak out.” After the Fairfax, Virginia jury found Heard guilty, she released a statement saying, “The disappointment I feel today is beyond words.”
Heard continues in the statement, “I’m heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence, and sway of my ex-husband.” She continues, “I’m even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It is a setback. It sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated.” “It sets back the idea that violence against women is to be taken seriously,” she added.
Meanwhile, Johnny also penned down his emotions and released a message on social media. “Six years ago, my life, the life 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 forever changed,” he wrote. “All in the blink of an eye. And six years later, the jury gave me my life back. I am truly humbled.”