'If I had a dime, it wouldn’t reach your hand': Johnny Depp takes aim at Amber Heard on latest album
The tracks appear to express what the embattled actor went through during the weeks-long courtroom battle with his ex-wife
Johnny Depp has broken his silence in his latest album with Jeff Beck after winning his sensational defamation trial against Amber Heard.
“I think you’ve said enough for one motherf—ing night,” the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star sings on the record he made with the legendary British guitarist, which is expected to be released Friday, July 15. Depp, 59, wrote two songs on the album, titled '18,' with the former Yardbirds guitarist Beck. The tracks appear to express what the embattled actor went through during the weeks-long courtroom battle that revealed disturbing details of his troubled marriage with his ex to the world.
“You’re sitting there like a dog with a seven-year itch,” Depp sings in one song titled “Sad Motherf—in’ Parade." In another line of the track, he says, “If I had a dime, it wouldn’t reach your hand," as quoted by the Sunday Times.
Depp joined his longtime pal Beck on a number of tour dates throughout the UK in June, just days before a Virginia-based jury ruled in his favor. The title of the album is said to signify how the artists feel youthful whenever they play music, despite their age. Aside from Depp's two songs, the rest of the album is full of cover songs, including 'Caroline, No' by the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, and Lou Reed’s 'Venus and Furs' by the Velvet Underground. Depp has a long history of playing music outside of his hugely successful acting career. Recently, he announced that he would be going on tour next summer with his rock supergroup 'Hollywood Vampires' which consists of Depp, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, and Tommy Henriksen, according to the newspaper.
Last month, a Virginia-based jury ruled overwhelmingly in Depp's favor and awarded him more than $10 million in damages after deciding that his ex-wife Heard defamed him in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed about becoming a "public figure representing domestic abuse." While she did not mention Depp in the essay, his lawyers argued that the implications were obvious and damaged their client's career. The seven-member jury also awarded Heard $2 million in compensatory damages on one of her three defamation counterclaims.
MEAWW previously reported how the actress has demanded a mistrial after claiming that one of the jurors seated during her trial against Depp was not supposed to be there. New documents filed by her lawyers claimed that a jury summons was sent to a Virginia home where two people with the same name resided. It was reported that the person summoned for the Heard-Depp trial was 77 years old but the one who actually showed up for jury service was 52. Heard's legal team has argued that due process was compromised if the individual was not the same individual on the list, or if the clerk did not verify their identity.