Sharon Osbourne, Naomi Campbell hail Johnny Depp win, but Amy Schumer issues warning to women
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were put on national television and had their secrets exposed. The defamation trial went on for several weeks and the jury too went into deliberation for a comfortable amount of time. However, everything boiled down to one point -- Justice for Johnny Depp. The jury came out with the decision in favor of Johnny Depp and deemed him worthy of $15 million, but also held him responsible for defaming Heard and entitled her to $2 million.
"We ask you to give Johnny his life back," stated Johnny's legal team, Ben Chew and Camille Vasquez, during their closing arguments. Throughout the trial, Depp was found extremely poised and confident, almost as if he knew he was going to win. The jury, eventually, found out that Amber Heard's 2018 op-ed was aimed at the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor and full of malice. The 'Aquaman' actress previously argued that it was not meant for Depp, but ended up agreeing that she wrote it because a lot of people would come running for his support.
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The Internet was divided between the two concerned parties but it erupted once the verdict was out. Seconds after the result, fans flooded Twitter and Instagram with their support for Johnny Depp and criticized Amber Heard's follow-up statement. After losing the trial, Heard posted a statement, saying, "The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. 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." However, there were some celebrities who were quick to reply as well.
Celebrities react to the final verdict
After winning the trial, Depp quickly released a statement sharing his feelings. "From the very beginning, the goal of bringing this case was to reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome," said Depp. He continued, "Speaking the truth was something that I owed to my children and to all those who have remained steadfast in their support of me. I feel at peace knowing I have finally accomplished that."
Some celebrities were quick to react to that. One of the most controversial comments we could find was that of the musician Ryan Adams who commented hearts, praise hands, and flame emojis. Surprisingly, he was accused of abusing many women, physically and emotionally. Morgana Robinson, a comedian, comments, "We love you Edward scissor hands. Give little Richard a kiss for me." Model and actor Naomi Campbell also voiced her support on Depp's post with four heart emojis.
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The American stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer took to her Instagram to share her thought. She shared a quote by Gloria Steinem which read, "Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke . . . She will need her sisterhood." While some people spoke in Heard's support, some did not waste time slamming Schumer too.
Sharon Osbourne, while being on Pierce Morgan's TalkTv said she was shocked after the verdict, simply because she didn't expect it. But she was happy with the results because she wanted Johnny to win. She said, "Wow, it wasn't what I was expecting. I mean, I wanted Johnny to win but I didn't expect him to. He is a gentle soul. I can tell you last night, he spent about 45 minutes in his dressing room on his knees, talking to this little girl that was reading her diary to him. Now, I don't know many guys that would sit back and do that. There weren't any cameras around there were no film crews. He did it because he's a gentle soul. Sometimes, I suppose, he lost his rag, but as a human being he's a good human being." Another actress who spoke in support of Johnny was the 'Pretty Little Liar' star Ashley Benson. She took to her Instagram sharing a picture of Depp. She also shared Depp's statement in her story. Fans are currently waitiing for some major A-listers who were mentioned in the trial to share their feelings regarding the trial such as Paul Bettany, Elon Musk, Cara Delevingne, and more.
His friend and 'Pirates of the Caribbean' acting partner, Greg Ellis, who played Lieutenant Commander Groves tweeted, "Plant your flags for Johnny Depp." Ellis has been particularly active on Twitter during the trial, advocating for his friend with no hesitation. He has kept his audience updated and broadcasted Depp's case more than anything else, helping people speak the truth. Not only this, the House Judiciary GOP also tweeted with a Captain Jack Sparrow gif with no context whatsoever. The View co-host Meghan McCain also tweeted, "#MeToo is dead. Helluva job @ACLU." However, the tweet now seems to be deleted.
PLANT YOUR FLAG FOR JOHNNY DEPP 🏴☠️— Greg Ellis 🏴☠️ (@ellisgreg) June 1, 2022
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Actress, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Lauren Holden tweeted in Depp's favor saying, "Today justice was served. The verdict of the jury sent a message to the world that abuse has no gender and that facts actually do matter. #TruthWins" Journalist and author Emily Miller called out Amber Heard for her statement by reminding people that she lied under oath. She said, "Amber Heard — who lied under oath and lied about being beaten by Johnny Depp — says in this statement that the verdict is a setback for other women… No, it’s not. Just women who lie. #TruthWins"
Today justice was served. The verdict of the jury sent a message to the world that abuse has no gender and that facts actually do matter. #TruthWins— Laurie Holden (@Laurie_Holden) June 1, 2022
Amber Heard — who lied under oath and lied about being beaten by Johnny Depp — says in this statement that the verdict is a setback for other women…— Emily Miller (@emilymiller) June 1, 2022
No, it’s not. Just women who lie. #TruthWins pic.twitter.com/TUrFuFfiqU