Many Hollywood stars seem ‘contrary’ to actor’s post celebrating Amber Heard’s lawsuit victory
Several Hollywood stars apparently took a liking to Johnny Depp’s Instagram post celebrating his win in the lawsuit against Amber Heard.
Depp sued Heard for $50m (£40.1m) for allegedly implying he abused her in 2018 Washington Post editorial. Although she did not name him, he says her allegations have impacted his ability to work.
Heard then filed a countersuit accusing Depp of allegedly orchestrating a “smear campaign” against her and describing her own lawsuit as a continuation of “abuse and harassment”.
In June, the jury shared their verdicts, finding Heard defamed Depp on all three counts.
He has been asked to award him $10m (£8m) in compensatory damages and $5m (£4m) in punitive damages. Heard secured a partial victory in his case and was awarded $2m (£1.6m) in compensatory damages, but no punitive damages.
During the proceedings – and Depp’s previous lawsuit against The sun – a number of prominent celebrities have offered their take on the couple, with a slew of Hollywood stars throwing their support behind Depp in the form of Instagram likes.
After the pair shared respective posts discussing the verdict, a slew of famous people liked Depp’s post, with Heard notably receiving significantly less support.
However, it is now reported that, for unclear reasons, many of these celebrities no longer like the post.
The names were highlighted by the Twitter user @k4mil1awho cross-referenced the post with pre-existing lists compiled by Reddit users at the time.
Celebrities whose names previously appeared below the post but no longer appear include Elle Fanning, Bella Hadid, Orlando Bloom, Robert Downey Jr, Zoey Deutch, Sophie Turner and High-speed train starring Joey King.
Others who appeared to dislike Depp’s post include Jennifer Coolidge, Christina Hendricks, McKenna Grace, Riley Keough, Bruce Campbell and Sam Fender.
The Fender musician has come under fire after he shared a photo alongside Depp taken in a Newcastle pub the same day the trial verdict was announced. He went on to apologize for the “disrespectful” timing of the image, under which he called Depp a “hero”.
The discovery of the apparent dissimilarities comes after the unsealing of documents related to the case which were not allowed to be processed in court.
These documents included several potentially damaging anecdotes about Depp that Heard’s team were not authorized to mention, as well as other quotes from video testimonies given by famous figures, including the actor and ex-girlfriend of Depp, Ellen Barkin.