After months of back and forth in court, Johnny Depp finally emerged victorious in the case against his ex-wife Amber Heard. In June, the jury found that Heard had wrongfully accused Depp of abuse and therefore, dismissed the case against him. Since then the 59-year-old has been reinstated as 'Captain Jack Sparrow' in the hit series Pirates of The Caribbean - a role he had lost among many others due to the domestic abuse charges filed against him by Amber Heard.
Fans Bash Amber Heard After Recent $1 Million Case Settlement Against Johnny Depp
Earlier this month, the 36-year-old actress appealed for the jury's verdict to be reversed or for an entirely new trial. Needless to say, this did not last for too long. Earlier this week, Depp and Heard reached a settlement on the same with Heard stating that she did so because she lost faith in the American judicial system. She said, "Even if my US appeal is successful, the best outcome would be a retrial. I simply cannot go through that."
Ever since he was tagged as a 'domestic abuser', Johnny Depp lost a lot of opportunities to make money as no one wanted to associate with anyone of that nature. Keeping that in mind, the jury awarded him $15 million in damages that had to be paid by his ex-wife as compensation for the money he lost for the false charges lodged against him. Additionally, the settlement earlier this week was also set at a staggering $1 million which Depp promised he would donate to various local charities.
At first, Heard definitely had the support of the masses since she was perceived as the victim, but as the trial went on the fans slowly realized that she was in fact the abuser. Needless to say, Heard quickly became a very hated celebrity with fans demanding stricter punishments for her. Here are some of the best reactions after Heard's recent settlement.
What is Next For Johnny Depp?
Depp is now a free man and has a host of opportunities lined up for him. It will be interesting to see what roles he takes up next now that this chapter in his life is finally closed for good.