Johnny Depp Joins TikTok After Winning Amber Heard Defamation Case

Johnny Depp immediately thanked his fans for all their support during his defamation lawsuit against Amber heard by joining TikTok, the social media platform that has helped a great deal of public opinion.

Since creating the account, the actor has already racked up 4.5 million followers and describes himself as an “occasional thespian” in the bio. In the only video Depp has posted to date, he shares footage of himself waving to fans and protesters outside the courthouse as he drives by, all set for Love Joys’ song “Stranger.” In the caption, the actor wrote: “To all my dearest, loyal and unwavering supporters. We’ve been everywhere together, we’ve seen it all. We’ve walked the same path together. We’ve done the right thing together, all because you care about you. And now we all move forward together. You are, as always, my employers and again, I can’t help but say thank you. So thank you. My love and respect, JD.”

In response to this recent report, a spokesperson for Heard released a statement saying: “While Johnny Depp says he is ‘moving forward’, women’s rights are declining. The message of the verdict to victims of domestic violence is … be afraid to to stand and speak out.”

Depp’s celebratory post comes a week after he won his case against Heard with a Virginia jury finding her liable on three counts of defamation. The actor was awarded $10 million in damages and Heard was also ordered to pay an additional $5 million in punitive damages. In Virginia, however, punitive payments are capped at $350,000, so total damages will instead be $10.35 million.

In response to this lawsuit, Heard also sued Depp for $100 million after Depp’s attorney made her allegations a “hoax” in the Daily mail, among other statements. The jury found Depp not liable for two defamation cases involving statements by Depp’s then-lawyer Adam Waldman, and liable on one point – the last being the statement: “This was simply an ambush, a hoax. They set up Mr. Depp by calling the police, but the first attempt did not help. The agents came to the penthouses, were thoroughly searched and interviewed, and left after seeing no damage to the face or property, so Amber and her friends spilled a little wine and shaken things up, pieced together their stories under the guidance of a lawyer and publicist, and then 911 called for the second time.’ The jury awarded Heard $2 million in damages.