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After Johnny Depp won big in his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard, some A-list celebrities showed support for the actor, including model Bella Hadid, actress Jennifer Aniston, and Heard’s “Aquaman” co-star Jason Momoa.
The jury found that Heard defamed Depp in an op-ed about domestic violence published in The Washington Post in 2018, awarding the actor $15 million. Heard was awarded $2 million over statements Depp lawyer Adam Waldman wrote about the actress allegedly intentionally messing up her apartment to stage a hoax against Depp.
A report from The Daily Beast confirmed that Hadid, Aniston, Zoe Saldana, Emma Roberts, Gemma Chan, Taika Waititi, Henry Golding, Joey King, and Riley Keough all “liked” an Instagram post from Depp about winning in the case and getting his “life back.”
Interestingly, while Momoa “liked” Depp’s post, he also liked Heard’s post complaining about the verdict.
The report noted that other celebrities, including Florence Pugh and Dakota and Elle Fanning, added a heart emoji to a post from Greg Williams Photography, which featured a portrait of Depp and the hashtag “#youcantkeepagoodmandown.”
“Naomi Campbell, Pretty Little Liars alum Ashley Benson, and the DJ Zedd all responded to Depp’s post with heart emojis, as did Ryan Adams, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by a number of women, including Phoebe Bridgers and Mandy Moore,” the report added.
Depp’s Instagram post said he was “humbled” by the verdict and slammed the media for peddling false claims about him.
“Six years later, the jury gave me my life back,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor wrote. “I am truly humbled.”
Depp went on to say his life was turned upside-down when Heard launched her accusations against him, fingering the media for perpetuating the lies.
“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,” he wrote. “It had already traveled around the world twice within a nanosecond and it had a seismic impact on my life and my career.”
Depp added that he pursued the case in the first place to “reveal the truth.”
During the six-week trial, Heard detailed serious allegations of abuse at the hands of Depp, saying he penetrated her with a possibly broken Maker’s Mark bottle.
Depp and his legal team denied all allegations and told the jury that Heard perpetrated a #MeToo hoax to take from Depp, and also to punish him for leaving her.