Amber Heard’s Sister Breaks Silence After Johnny Depp Defamation Trial

Jordan Claes
Amber Heard selfie with hair in her face.
instagram | @amberheard

It's hard to think of a court case that has been more captivating in recent history than the defamation trial between world-renowned movie star, Johnny Depp, and his ex-wife Amber Heard.

After six weeks of testimony across two continents, the court has ruled in Johnny's favor. Recently, in the wake of the announcement, Amber Heard's sister has decided to stand with her sister and post her own thoughts on the matter as a sign of solidarity.

After what has felt like an eternity, the defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has come to a close.

The trial spanned six long weeks, and in the end — the judge and jury ruled in favor of Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp instead of Aquaman star Amber Heard.

Originally, the judge had ordered Heard to pay Depp in the amount of $15 million.

Amber Heard selfie.
instagram | @amberheard

Amber was ordered to pay Johnny $10 million in compensatory damages, as well as an additional $5 million in punitive damages. However, the punitive damages were immediately reduced to $350,000, in keeping with Virginia state laws.

So far, the outcry of public support has always swayed heavily in Johnny's favor.

Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow in 'The Pirates Of The Caribbean'.

However, there still remains one person who is determined as ever to support Heard and the allegations she made against Depp — her sister, Whitney Henriquez.

Shortly after the court announced its ruling, Whitney took to Instagram as a sign of solidarity with her sister.

Whitney Henriquez Instagram post about her sister, Amber Heard.
instagram | @whitheard

"I still stand with you, sissy," Whitney's post began. Yesterday, today and tomorrow I will always be proud of you for standing up for yourself."

Whitney was particularly proud of her sister's testimony, both in Virginia as well as in the United Kingdom.

Whitney Henriquez with her baby.
instagram | @whitheard

"And for being the voice of so many who can’t speak to the things that happen behind closed doors," the post read.

Whitney showed empathy for her sister, stating how they both knew that Amber's court case would be an uphill battle.

Whitney Henriquez and Amber Heard with Whitney's baby.
instagram | @whitheard

"But you stood up and spoke out regardless," Whitney proudly proclaimed — while knowing full well that the cards were stacked against her.

Whitney continued on, relaying how proud she was to be able to testify for Amber.

Amber Heard looking up and down.

"And I would do it a million times over because I know what I saw and because the truth is forever on your side," she said emphatically.

Amber's sister is making reference to an incident that took place back in 2015.

According to testimony, Johnny allegedly hit Whitney while she was on the staircase of Amber and Johnny's penthouse. Whitney claimed Johnny hit her in the back, then proceeded to repeatedly hit Heard for defending her.

Whitney concluded her post by conveying to Amber just how sorry she was that the jury's decision didn't reflect that.

Amber Heard and Whitney Henriquez in the pool.
instagram | @whitheard

Finally, Whitney made it crystal clear that she would never give up on Amber, nor would anyone who had chosen to stand by Amber's side during these tumultuous times.

So far, the response to Whitney's post has been largely one-sided.

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent in 'Maleficent'.
Giphy | Walt Disney Studios

"There was one victim and it was Johnny," Instagram user @brownsugar_theprettyone replied. "Amber is a sociopath who was essentially brought down by her own recordings. That is icing on the cake."

"Her lies were revealed across the globe," @rosaviteri echoed. "She was never a victim. She was the abuser."

Amber Heard wearing a pant suit.
instagram | @amberheard

Amid the slew of condemning comments, there were still some who managed to feel some kind of empathy toward Amber and her sister.

"Amber needs as much support as possible and she is certainly getting it," wrote @risk_stephanie. "Ignore the hate."

Amber Heard resting her face on her hand.
instagram | @amberheard

Amber herself also took to Instagram in the wake of the court's ruling to express her own feelings of disappointment and dismay.

In her lengthy post, Amber expressed her heartbreak at the outcome — claiming that Johnny's power and influence were what won the jury over.

Johnny Depp waving his finger as Capt. Jack Sparrow.

Amber continued on, stating "I'm even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women."

"It sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publically shamed and humiliated," Amber proclaimed.

Amber Heard holding two bottles of wine.
instagram | @amberheard

"It sets back the idea that violence against women is to be taken seriously," Heard wrote.

As far as Amber's career outlook in Hollywood is concerned, the future looks bleak.

Amber as Mera in 'Aquaman'.
Giphy | HBO Max

At the moment, there are more than 4.5 million signatures on to have Amber removed entirely from Aquaman 2. If that happens and she is barred from appearing in the third film, how she will come up with the $10.35 million remains to be seen.