How Depp won ‘trial by TikTok’: #JusticeforJohnny videos had over 19 BILLION views compared to just 81 million for Amber Heard as his fans rejoice on social media saying ‘hope he’s knee deep in megapints’
- Johnny Depp won his defamation trial against his former wife Amber Heard
- Jury ordered Heard to pay Johnny Depp $15million in damages after the win
- TikToks with #JusticeforJohnny were watched more than 19.8 billion times
- #JusticeforAmberHeard got just 81 million views and the actress was vilified
Johnny Depp fans took to social media in an outpouring of joy after the Pirates of the Caribbean star won his court case against Amber Heard, as it was revealed he also trounced his wife on social media.
Fans said ‘justice had been served’ and that Depp could start to rebuild his career and have his ‘name and reputation back’, while others joked it was ‘the day Amber Heard will always remember as the day she almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow’.
Meanwhile it emerged TikToks with the hashtag #JusticeforJohnny and other similar variations were watched more than 19.8 billion times, while #JusticeforAmberHeard videos got just 81 million views.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star gained overwhelming support on social media platforms including Twitter and TikTok while Amber Heard was vilified.
Fans were quick to joke they would be drinking ‘mega pints’ in celebration of the win for Depp and added they hoped the star would as well.
It was a reference to a moment in the trial when Heard’s attorney asked Depp if he had a ‘mega pint of red wine’ before he allegedly smashed up his kitchen.
Depp said he poured himself a ‘large glass of wine’ as he ‘thought it necessary’.
One fann said: ‘Hope Johnny Depp is knee deep in megapints.’
Meanwhile, Twitter user John added: MEGAPINTS are being drunk tonight in celebration.’
Although Heard claimed the outcome was a ‘setback’ for women who were victims of domestic violence, social media users ridiculed her further.
Many said this was not a ‘setback’ because it was only Heard they did not believe.
Others poked fun at Amber Heard’s ‘tears’ after the jury rubbished her claims.
Depp is seen with a fan in Newcastle, England as the trial came to a close on Wednesday
TikToks with the hashtag #JusticeforJohnny and other similar variations were watched more than 19.8 billion times, while #JusticeforAmberHeard videos got just 81 million views. Pictured: Amber Heard leaving Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse after the jury announced the verdict
Johnny Depp fans erupted in celebration after a jury awarded him $15million in damages from his ex-wife Amber Heard at the conclusion of their defamation trial.
The jury said both Heard and Depp defamed each other but that she was more guilty of defaming him.
Although Depp was found guilty on some counts and ordered to pay Heard $2million in damages, it was an obvious courtroom victory for the Captain Jack Sparrow actor.
The actor was awarded $10million in compensation and $5million in punitive damages.
Heard won just one of her three countersuit claims, which related to statements made by Depp’s lawyer suggesting she and friends had trashed their apartment before calling the police out.
She was awarded $2million in compensatory damages out of the $100million she was seeking in her countersuit against her ex-husband and received zero dollars in punitive damages.
The judge later reduced Depp’s $5million punitive damages award to the Virginia maximum of $350,000, reducing Depp’s total to $10,350,000 – minus the $2million he was ordered to pay Heard.
Depp walks away from the case with $8.35million.
Social media went wild for Johnny Depp after his court room win against ex-wife Amber Heard
Another said: ‘I was a DV [domestic violence] Victim. As a man, I thought No One Would believe me. I was too embarrassed of what anyone would think. I decided to keep it to myself.
‘This community helped me break through. Made me realize DV has No Gender. Today WE Celebrate.
‘#jonnydepp he spoke the truth. Thank you.’
While Heard left the courthouse looking dejected, Depp celebrated at a pub in Newcastle, Britain, with his tour buddy Jeff Beck and UK singer Sam Fender.
The hashtag #TruthWins also started trending after Depp won the case.
After the verdict, Heard said: ‘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.
‘I’m even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It is a setback. It sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated.
Depp was seen in the UK shaking hands with fans Wednesday as the verdict was being reached Wednesday
Depp was seen with UK singer Sam Fender (pictured in yellow) and seated next to Beck at a pub on Wednesday
‘It sets back the idea that violence against women is to be taken seriously.
‘I believe Johnny’s attorneys succeeded in getting the jury to overlook the key issue of Freedom of Speech and ignore evidence that was so conclusive that we won in the UK.
‘I’m sad I lost this case. But I am sadder still that I seem to have lost a right I thought I had as an American – to speak freely and openly.’
Meanwhile, in a statement after Wednesday’s verdict, Depp said: ‘Six years ago, my life, the life of my children, the lives of those closest to me, and also, the lives of the people who for many, many years have supported and believed in me were forever changed.’And six years later, the jury gave me my life back. I am truly humbled.’
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