After the verdict was read in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard lawsuit for defamation, we discussed why the outcome was not a win for anyone. The complicated case, filled with alleged domestic violence, addiction and mental health issues, grew into a fierce anti-Amber Heard social media campaign, with many celebrities appearing to cheer Depp’s victory when the verdict came out. Now that new details about the inner workings of the former couple’s marriage have been revealed in 6,000 pages of court documents, there are some supporters of Depp celebrities who might be changing their tune.
The legal documents, obtained by attorney Andrea Burkhart, show texts between the pirates of the caribbean actor and singer Marilyn Manson who feel sorry for their similar allegations of domestic violence with each other. There are also notes from Depp’s legal team trying to introduce Heard’s past as an “exotic dancer” as evidence (which was not her career path during their courtship or marriage). The revelations shed new light on the matter, and they don’t make Depp look like the hero some of his fans are proclaiming him to be — which may be why certain stars have quietly tried to leave #TeamDepp.
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A follower of Heard noted that a slew of celebrities featured on Depp’s Instagram win post have suddenly disappeared. “Celebrities are removing their likes from Johnny Depp’s celebratory Instagram post lmao,” they say wrote on Twitter. For anyone wondering who didn’t like the post people haven’t noticed until now: Elle Fanning, Bella Hadid, Orlando Bloom, Robert Downey Jr (shocking), NikkieTutorials, Zoey Deutch, Sophie Turner, Joey King .” They also called out in the thread who had been in Heard’s corner all along, including Sarah Paulson, Amanda Seyfried and John Legend.
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As more evidence comes to light, it shows how tricky the case was – and will progress as both sides appealed. Heard and Depp fans probably won’t change their minds, but it seems the new revelations have prompted a few Hollywood celebrities to quietly withdraw their support from his corner.
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