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Fairfax, Virginia – More than 100 people, including many Johnny Depp fans and some from overseas, spent the night outside Fairfax County Circuit Court until Wednesday in hopes of seeing celebrity defamation of ex-wife Amber Heard trial.
“We’ve been there since 8:30 last night,” Gabriel, Depp fan Drive in from North Carolina, told Fox News on Wednesday. Other groups, some with sleeping bags, arrived around the same time.
DeppHurd, 58, is suing Hurd, 36, for $50 million over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed claiming she was a victim of domestic abuse.The article does not name the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor, but his lawyers argue he is still recognizable, and the allegations have crippled his career and made him a pariah of hollywood.
People lining up at the courthouse want one of the 100 seats in the main courtroom.Almost everyone who spoke to Fox News said they came to support Depp, which Depp denies physical abuse heardalthough some say they just want to see the case.
“We’re on Johnny’s team,” said one woman who had been in line since 3 a.m. “Stay with Johnny all the time.”
Sophia, who stood next to her dog with a “Justice for Johnny Depp” sign, felt similarly.
“We’re here to support Johnny,” Sophia told Fox News. “We’ve always been fans. We know what kind of guy he is.”
“I’m really glad the truth came out,” Sophia continued. “As you can see, men can also be victims.”
Others also see it as an important trial to highlight domestic violence against men. Depp testified that Heard physically assaulted him.
“I want people to pay more attention to domestic violence against men,” a woman who arrived at 3 a.m. told Fox News. “I think we’re only looking at it from a women’s perspective.”
“Seeing it unfold in court, we were able to get a feel for it,” she added.
I heard a counterclaim has been filed Sue her ex-husband for $100 million, accusing him and his ex-lawyer of conspiring to “destroy and defame” her.Hurd testified that she as Mera in Aquaman 2 She was cut after Depp allegedly launched a smear campaign against her.
Abba, from London, told Fox News that she “became a big supporter of Johnny during the trial.” She said the way Hurd twisted the “narrative” was “disgusting”.
Another Depp fan, Johanna, wanted to give the “Edward Scissorhands” star a note she brought, saying “Johnny was a big part of me growing up” and wanted to support him.
Depp’s attorney, Camille Vasquez, cross-examined Hurd during cross-examination on Tuesday. Witnesses for the “Aquaman” actor appeared in court Wednesday.