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Johnny Depp Announces New Album After Winning Defamation Trial Against Amber Heard

The news of Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck's upcoming album came just one day after Depp won the defamation lawsuit.

Johnny Depp has recently wins a defamation trial agaist her ex wife Amber Heard and his happiness can be clearly seen. Moreover, his new album is also on the way! Even before Heard-Depp trial ends, Johnny took to stage and performed with guitarist Jeff Beck. Beck and Depp have taken the stage together numerous times in the U.K. The actor first joined Beck at a concert in Sheffield on May 29.

However, Beck broke the news of the project’s upcoming release date during a June 2 performance with Depp in Gateshead, England, as reported by The Guardian. “I met this guy five years ago and we’ve never stopped laughing since,” Beck noted. “We actually made an album. I don’t know how it happened. It will be out in July.” Moreover, a representative for Depp confirms to E! News that the actor is releasing a new album next month with guitarist Jeff Beck.

Throughout their tour, Depp has joined Beck on the guitar for covers of classic hits such as Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On and Jimi Hendrix’s Little Wing. The duo also performed their 2020 collaboration titled Isolation, a remake of John Lennon’s 1970s song by the same name. The news of their upcoming album came just one day after Depp won the defamation lawsuit.

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For the unversed, Depp filed the suit against Heard after she wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post in 2018. In the personal essay, Heard labelled herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” She never mentioned Depp’s name in the piece. Depp’s lawyers argued in prior court documents that Heard “concocted the story in hopes of generating positive publicity and to advance her career.”

After more than six weeks, a Virginia jury found Heard liable for defaming Depp and awarded the actor $15 million in damages. Following this verdict, the judge reduced punitive damages to the state cap of $350,000, making Depp’s total damages almost $10.4 million. Meanwhile, Heard, who countersued her ex-husband for $100 million, was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages. Following the verdict, Heard’s attorney Elaine Charlson Bredehoft shared that her client plans to appeal the case.

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