Johnny Depp is definitely reeling from all the fan support that he's been receiving online. 'The Pirates of the Caribbean' actor is reportedly thrilled after receiving a plethora of fan support in recent days after he filed a $50 million lawsuit on his ex-wife Amber Heard.
As reported previously by MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), the actor has filed a defamation suit against Heard for falsely accusing him of domestic abuse. The 55-year-old actor has said that the allegations made by Heard in the 2016 op-ed that she wrote for the Washington Post are an "elaborate hoax".
In the article, Heard had alleged that she had received threats and had even lost out on job opportunities after accusing Depp of domestic abuse. The copy of the suit and court documents were obtained by The Blast, and portions of the documents were even shared on the media outlet.
However, while Heard is still standing by her own allegations, pictures of a battered and bruised Depp emerged online recently, which allegedly were submitted with the documents, as wells as photos of a severed finger of the 'Fantastic Beasts' actor.
The photo from 2016, which Heard claimed to be Depp cutting off his own finger in a "fit of rage," has instead been presented in the court documents as evidence of the physical abuse Depp suffered at the hands of the 'Aquaman' star.
The documents alleged that the actress "shattered the bones in the tip of Mr. Depp's right middle finger, almost completely cutting it off" a month after the couple married in February 2015. As news spread of gruesome images of the Oscar-nominated actor's injuries, fans on Twitter rushed to apologize to Depp for not believing his accounts earlier.
But Depp is beyond thrilled with all the support. "Johnny is overwhelmed by all the love and support he’s receiving from fans on Twitter," a source shared with Hollywood Life. "He is finally feeling vindicated after years of looking like the 'bad guy' and not believing his side of the story."
The source continued to share, "Johnny never wanted to put Amber in a position to look like the aggressor, but he finally had enough and needed to reveal his truth. The fact that fans are now beginning to believe his account of what happened feels incredible and he’s more determined than ever to continue fighting for justice and redeem his reputation."