Ongoing defamation trial Between ex-spouse Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Closely watched – not only by the public, but by other celebrities.
Depp Sue Hurd for $50 million (£38.2m). He claimed that Hurd suggested he abused her in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed on domestic violence.
Hurd is countersuing $100m (£80.9m), accusing Depp of orchestrating a “defamation campaign” against her and describing his lawsuit as a continuation of “abuse and harassment”.
You can follow from Depp v hear trial here.
However, others have also spoken out in support of Depp, including his former partners Winona Ryder, Javier Bardem and Shea.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the biggest names backing Depp, and what exactly they said…
Although Depp was involved in the case against the British newspaper sun After being described in an article as “wife beating”, his ex-partner and Edward Scissorhands Co-star Ryder released a statement in his defense.
“The idea that he was a very violent person is the furthest thing I know and love about Johnny,” she said.
“He was never, never was violent to me. He was never violent or abusive to anyone I ever met.”
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Baden teamed up with Depp for the 2000 film before night falls and in 2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Stories.
In 2020, he sided with actor in defamation trial, writes in documents seen people Magazine: “I love Johnny. He has always been a true gentleman and a very generous and loving friend to my family and myself.
“Most importantly, I had the privilege of working with him twice and experienced his respectful attitude towards each crew member and his unique and funny sense of humor.”
He added: “I support Johnny because I have always seen and felt in him a truly loving and caring man – an extraordinary and unique artist who listened to anyone who needed his help I not only love but deeply respect Johnny and I thank him for being a free and careless little boy in art and a mature and loving person in the lives of others – when we need him, He’s always there.”
Bardem claimed Depp was a “good guy” who was “caught in the lies and manipulations of toxic creatures”.
Actor Penelope Cruz, married to Bardem and co-starring with Depp Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tidesalso submitted testimony in support of Depp.
She wrote that Depp treated her “sweetly, protectively and kindly” during his tenure piratewhen she was pregnant.
“I’ve met Johnny on a lot of occasions and he’s always been kind to everyone around him. He’s one of the most generous people I know,” she said.
musician sia shared her support for Depp in a tweetwriting “Just to show my public support for Johnny Depp.
“I mean, I hope he cleans up and stops using jewelry, but after hearing these tapes, he’s clearly a victim.”
French actress Eva Mendes with Depp in 2012 dark shadowshared an Instagram post in support of Depp during a U.S. defamation trial.
“I have no doubt that Johnny will show the world with his good name and good heart that life for him and his family will be better than ever,” she said. wrote in the title.
French singer-songwriter Vanessa Paradis, another of Depp’s former partners, has given the actor written support in a 2020 UK defamation case.
“I’ve known Johnny for over 25 years. We’ve worked together for 14 years, and we raised two children together,” she wrote. “I’ve known Johnny over the years to be a kind, caring, generous and nonviolent person and father.
“The cast, the director and the entire crew loved him on the set because he was humble and respectful of everyone and was one of the best actors we’ve ever seen. I know Amber Heard has publicly accused Johnny for more than four years allegations.
“This is nothing like the real Johnny I have ever known and from my years of personal experience I can say that he has never been violent or abusive to me. I see these outrageous remarks being really distressing and also to him career damage because unfortunately people keep believing these false facts.”
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