Everything That Has Happened Since The End Of Johnny Depp And Amber Heard's Trial

Sarah Kester
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the preview of the movie 'Black Mass' on Sept 4, 2015 during the 72nd Venice Cinema Festival in Venice, Italy.
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Unless you've been living under a rock, you definitely know about the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp trial.

To get you up to speed, here's a quick recap: Depp sued his ex-wife for the op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in which she described herself as a victim of domestic abuse. The two exes went head-to-head in a televised trial for six weeks in Virginia.

After weeks of a back-and-forth battle, including disturbing revelations, the jury came to a decision.

US actress Amber Heard waits before the jury said that they believe she defamed ex-husband Johnny Depp, while announcing split verdicts in favor of both her ex-husband Johnny Depp and Heard on their claim and counter-claim in the Depp v. Heard civil defamation trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on June 1, 2022

The jury sided mostly with Depp and the court awarded him $10.35 million in damages and Heard $2 million for statements made by Depp's former lawyer, Adam Waldman.

If you thought the drama stopped there, think again.

Johnny Depp gestures to fans during a recess outside court during the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard civil trial at Fairfax County Circuit Court on May 27, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia.
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There have since been many shots fired by both sides, Amber's plan to appeal, and a whole lot of celebrating by the Pirates of the Caribbean actor.

Here, we take a look at everything that has happened since the defamation trial wrapped.

Both Johnny and Amber release post-trial statements.

Only minutes after the verdict was read, Amber released a formal statement on her social media accounts.

She wrote that "the disappointment I feel today is beyond words. "I'm heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence and sway of my ex husband."

While the 'Aquaman' star's statement highlighted her loss, Johnny's statement was much more celebratory.

In it, Johnny declared, "The jury gave me back my life." His post was liked by millions, including familiar faces in Hollywood such as Jennifer Aniston, Jason Momoa, and Bella Hadid.

Johnny Depp celebrates his win with fans in England.

While Amber Heard sat in the courtroom while the verdict was read, Johnny was much farther away in a different setting. He was photographed and videotaped sitting in a pub in London.

Onlookers say he was mobbed by fans wanting to celebrate his win.

In a viral video, one fan got to shake the actor's hand as he was leaving the pub. Even though his security tried to keep Depp moving, he still shared a moment with the fan.

Johnny announces a new project.

Music has always meant a lot to the 58-year-old star. As he awaited the jury's verdict, he flew to London and made a surprise appearance playing guitar onstage with Jeff Beck at a concert.

As shown from videos of the performance, they covered hits such as Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" and Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing."

Johnny Depp smiling

Johnny's ex, Kate Moss, was even at the show. She previously testified on Johnny's behalf as a witness during his defamation trial.

Music and friendly faces were the perfect way for Johnny to let off some steam.

On Beck's website, Depp is referred to as the rock star's "unexpected co-conspirator." A collaboration between the pair is coming a lot sooner than you'd think, as a rep for Depp recently confirmed that he is releasing a new album next month with Beck.

Amber Heard's lawyer makes several television appearances.

Actor Amber Heard hugs her lawyer Elaine Bredehoft after the jury said that they believe she defamed ex-husband Johnny Depp while announcing split verdicts in favor of both her ex-husband Johnny Depp and Heard on their claim and counter-claim in the Depp v. Heard civil defamation trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on June 1, 2022.

Heard's lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, made several shocking revelations while on Today. This included how she alleged that an “enormous amount of evidence was suppressed" and that Depp's team did a good job of "demonizing" Amber.

Elaine, who was criticized for taking on Amber's trial for her "15 minutes of fame," also said that Amber can't pay the $10.4 million in damages.

“Oh, no, absolutely not," Elaine said when she was asked. However, the actress’s attorney confirmed that Heard would appeal and has “excellent grounds” for it.

Johnny is presented with a portrait of himself by a fan.

In a video posted on Twitter, artist Scott Greenwood presented Depp with the portrait he painted. Deep was extremely grateful and took the opportunity to thank fans for their unwavering support during the court case.

Amber's sister, Whitney Henriquez, shows her support on Instagram.

Viewers of the trial got to know Amber's sister, as she was referenced multiple times and even appeared as a witness for Amber. She was also there in the courtroom when the verdict was announced.

On Sunday, Henriquez released an image that read, "I stand with Amber Heard."

In her post, Henriquez wrote, “I still stand with you, sissy. Yesterday, today and tomorrow I will always be proud of you for standing up for yourself, for testifying both here in Virginia and in the UK, and for being the voice of so many who can’t speak to the things that happen behind closed doors."

Depp's lawyer, Camille, is promoted to firm partner, after the trial.

Johnny Depp speaking at the trial on the stand
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Camille gained a cult following during the trial, as evident by the outpouring of admiration and support for her work and even the fan accounts made in her name.

Many fans also loved the closeness between her and the 'Willy Wonka' actor. They called on them to date and for Camille to replace Amber in the 'Aquaman' films.

This level of attention caused many law firms across the country to extend job offers to her. But Camille chose to stay at her law firm, Brown Rudnick, as she was offered the exemplary accomplishment of a firm partner.

Johnny joins TikTok and thanks his "loyal fans."

Jack Sparrow saluting

His first video was a montage of his recent music touring with Jeff Beck. Alongside this, he wrote, "To all of my most treasured, loyal and unwavering supporters. We've been everywhere together, we have seen everything together. We have walked the same road together."

"We did the right thing together, all because you cared. And now, we will all move forward together," he continued.

"You are, as always, my employers and once again I am whittled down to no way to say thank you, other than just by saying thank you. So, thank you. My love & respect, JD," he concluded.

Amber has since responded to this.

Amber Heard saying "Anything I should know?"
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A spokesperson for Heard wrote in a statement, "As Johnny Depp says he's 'moving forward,' women's rights are moving backward. The verdict's message to victims of domestic violence is ... be afraid to stand up and speak out."