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“The jury gave me my life back”: Johnny Depp reacts to the verdict of the defamation trial against Amber Heard

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The Hollywood star he stressed that, from the beginning, his goal was to “reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome”.

Johnny Depp spoke this Wednesday in social networks after the verdict in his favor in the case against his ex-wife Amber Heard, whom he accused of having defamed him.

“The jury gave me my life back. I am truly honored,” the Hollywood star, who was not present in court at the time of the ruling, said in a statement.

Depp stressed that, since In the beginning, his goal was to “reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome.” “Telling the truth was something I owed to my children and to everyone who has stood firm in their support of me. I feel at peace knowing that I finally made it,” the actor wrote, adding that he hopes his case has helped others. not to give up.

In a statement via Twitter, Heard said she was heartbroken by the verdict, for what it means for other women, since she considers it to be “going backwards” on the issue of gender violence. “The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I am heartbroken that the mountain of evidence was still not enough to stand up to my ex-husband’s disproportionate power and influence,” she wrote.

After six weeks of trial, on June 1 a jury in Virginia (USA) ruled unanimously in favor of Depp and he will receive compensation of 15 million dollars. Heard’s attorneys had filed a countersuit over allegations by her ex-husband’s attorney, whose deliberation was also part of the trial. In that case, justice ruled in favor of the actress, who must be compensated by the protagonist of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ with two million dollars.

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