It’s been a full week since the Johnny Depp-Amber Hard defamation case was announced.
And Depp’s multi-million dollar win over Hard is still a major source of controversy.
Depp and his supporters are rejoicing in the victory and celebrating all over the world.
The actor is currently in the UK, where he joined friends for a celebratory $ 60k dinner on Sunday night.
Depp also debuted on TikTok over the weekend.
In addition to a video montage of his recent performance with rock legend Jeff Beck, Johnny posted a long caption where he thanked his fans for their support during the trial.
“For my most valuable, loyal and unwavering supporters. We’ve been together everywhere, we’ve seen everything together,” Depp wrote.
“We walked the same road together. We did the right thing together, because you cared.
“And now, we’re all moving forward together,” he continued.
“You, as always, are my employer and again I have no way to thank you, except to thank you. So, thank you. My love and respect, JD.”
Reps for Heard has issued a statement condemning Depp’s remarks and describing his victory as a blow to women and survivors of domestic violence around the world.
The statement said, “As Johnny Depp says he is ‘moving forward’, women’s rights are falling behind.
“The message of the verdict to the victims of domestic violence is … be afraid to stand and speak.”
Hard’s comments were echoed by Ruth Glenn of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), who is herself a victim of abuse.
After the verdict was announced, the organization came out in support of Hard and told Glenn TMZ that they had been receiving a lot of pushback since then.
“I’ve been doing this for 30 years, and we’ve had some high-profile cases,” Glenn said
“But I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Glenn says Depp’s support has less to do with lawsuits and more to “his longevity in the celebrity world.” [and] The ability to have the resources to deploy PR machines… he has been able to describe and control this judgment. ”
Hard is expected to appeal the ruling, which could mean re-litigation in the near future.
Whatever the case may be, Depp’s victory in the referendum may not be as great as it was initially thought.
The actor continues to enjoy the Lions ’support on social media, but the NCADV and several prominent celebrities remain steadfast in their support for Hard.
Depp Hard did not respond to a recent statement or comment from the NCADV, and it is unlikely that he will make any public comments.
But Hard effectively sent the message that he would not drop the matter any time soon.
So even though the trial of the celebrities of the century is over, it seems that the battle between Depp and Hard is not over.