Johnny Depp is 'relieved' and 'looking for positivity' after win against Amber Heard: Source

Johnny Depp 'feels vindicated' and feels like 'a significant weight lifted off his shoulders' after the jury's verdict, claims the source


                            Johnny Depp is 'relieved' and 'looking for positivity' after win against Amber Heard: Source
Johnny Depp hoping to focus on himself and be positive, now that he can put the Amber Heard defamation trial behind him (Steve Helber/Getty Images)
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After winning the six-week-long defamation suit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp is seeking positivity and staying away from all things negative. On Wednesday, June 1 a jury of seven people declared the verdict in favor of  Depp in the Fairfax County, Virginia courthouse. Accordingly, he is set to be awarded with $10.35 million and Heard was awarded $2 million.

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An unnamed source close to the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor told PEOPLE, Depp is 'happy' and 'relieved' after the jury's verdict. They said, "He's figuring out what he does next."

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The source added, "He feels like he's been vindicated. He feels a significant weight off his shoulders. It's been six years of this. It's been so gratifying to hear from men and women — he's heard a lot of positive support from both men and women." Then the source said that as of now Johnny is 'focused on himself.' They proceeded to say, "He is absolutely looking ahead and past this. He's looking for positivity and to move away from negativity."

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When the verdict was announced, Depp was not present in court. He was on tour with the musician Jeff Beck in the United Kingdom. After receiving the verdict, Depp shared a statement publicly where he said, "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. All in the blink of an eye."

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Actor Johnny Depp takes a break during his trial at a Fairfax County Courthouse on May 27, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

He added, "False, very serious and criminal allegations were levied at me via the media, which triggered an endless barrage of hateful content, although no charges were ever brought against me. It had already traveled around the world twice within a nanosecond and it had a seismic impact on my life and my career. And six years later, the jury gave me my life back."

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Depp's appearance in the public has also remarkably altered. Gone are the gaunt, serious looks that he wore in court, compared to now after the verdict where he is seen happily mingling with the public and animals alike. Apart from traveling with Beck, Depp also took time to go to a zoo, where he was snapped cradling an orphaned badger named Freddie. While fans gushed over his adorable interaction with the animal, they also noticed how happy and carefree he looked. 

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The verdict which proved that both Depp and Heard were guilty parties is still a contentious subject for many. While some felt truth won in the case of Depp, others argued that domestic or sexual abuse victims received a slap in the face with Heard being asked to pay compensation for damages she caused with her Washington Post op-ed. 

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Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.