‘Justice was served’: 'The Walking Dead' actress Laurie Holden celebrates Johnny Depp's win
Laurie Holden was one among the many celebrities who lauded the favorable judgement for the Hollywood actor on his trial against ex-wife Amber Heard in Fairfax, Virginia
The verdict in the Johnny Depp v Amber Heard trial has elicited favorable reactions from a number of celebrities, including Laurie Holden of 'The Walking Dead.' She wrote on her official Twitter account, "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."
Apart from the ‘The Boys’ actress, other celebrities like Greg Ellis, Taye, and Ashley Benson also showed their support for Depp. Ellis wrote, “Plant your flag for Johnny Depp.” Whereas, Benson posted a photograph of Depp on Instagram and captioned the image with, "Yesssss. [heart emojis] (sic)."
“I knew that the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard case would become a Twitter gender war. Remember, anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, be it a man or a woman. Congratulations to Johnny Depp,” music producer Taye tweeted. Armenian singer Malena wrote, “Thanks to Amber Heard it will be even harder for women of REAL physical and sexual abuse to speak up in the future. She tried to weaponize a good cause for her own benefit.”
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
I knew that the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard case would become a Twitter gender war. Remember, anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, be it a man or a woman. Congratulations to Johnny Depp.— TAYE (@TayeOlusola) June 1, 2022
You’re right, it was a major setback for women today. Thanks to Amber Heard it will be even harder for women of REAL physical and sexual abuse to speak up in the future. She tried to weaponize a good cause for her own benefit. https://t.co/TNqjLo7VYQ— malena (@malenatudi) June 2, 2022
Meanwhile, Depp, 58, said he was 'humbled' by the court's judgment in a statement issued immediately after the verdict was announced. 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."
LaKeith Stanfield, Zoe Saldana, Emma Roberts, Gemma Chan, Bella Hadid, Taika Waititi, Jennifer Aniston, Henry Golding, Joey King, Riley Keough, and Jason Momoa, who co-stars with Heard in the 'Aquaman' flicks, are among the several celebs who have liked Depp's official remark on social media. Momoa also liked Heard's statement on her Instagram page, leaving followers perplexed about his feelings towards the case.
On Wednesday, June 1, a jury convicted Heard guilty of defaming her ex-husband with an essay in which she claimed she had been the victim of domestic abuse. Depp was given $15 million in compensation and punitive damages, while Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages after winning one of three counter-claims against her ex-husband.