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After the verdict, what’s next for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard


Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s defamation case has captured the world’s attention. For six weeks, the former couple’s troubled marriage was discussed and dissected in detail in court and in the media. On Thursday, Depp won the defamation case on most counts and the jury said Heard had indeed defamed him.

Heard and Depp had accused each other of domestic violence in a multi-million dollar lawsuit and the actress will now have to pay her ex-husband $15 million.

Previously, Depp lost a libel case in the UK against a tabloid that branded him a ‘wife beater’. Following the judgment, Depp was removed from the Warner Bros. film “Fantastic Beats 3” where he played one of the key characters – Grindelwald. Even production on part six of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ has been halted – a film that made Depp one of Hollywood’s biggest stars of the past decade.

Now that American justice has rendered its verdict mainly in favor of Johnny Depp, what will be the actor’s next project? Here’s a look at what’s next for the two stars after the verdict.

Johnny Depp

For about a week, Depp has been making surprise appearances on stage in England and playing alongside rocker Jeff Beck. Depp performed at several venues with Beck, including London’s Royal Albert Hall. Depp, who previously had his band, admitted that music was his first love. He is also part of the Hollywood Vampires group with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry.

Depp voiced a cartoon puffin named Johnny Puff in an international animated series titled “Puffins Impossible”. He will play King Louis XV in the French film ‘Jeanne du Barry’, directed by his co-star Maïwenn. He has yet to begin filming the project, which premiered at Cannes last month.

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His future with the Pirates franchise still remains uncertain. During the trial, Depp and his talent agent had testified that Heard’s claims had hurt his career. The actor claimed to have lost $22.5 million in salary for starring in a sixth “Pirates of the Caribbean” film. The film with Depp’s character has been put on hold for the time being. However, Depp’s former longtime agent said the makers decided not to include Depp due to his unprofessional behavior, which included late on-set reporting.

Depp is the father of actress Lily-Rose and son Jack, whom he shares with his ex, French singer Vanessa Paradis.
During his testimony, Depp explained that his “goal is the truth” in the court case, adding that he hopes to “clear the record” of the allegations made against him by Heard. Referring to Heard’s claims, Depp said: “Since I knew there was no truth to it, I felt it was my responsibility to not only defend myself in this case, but to defend my children. , who at the time were 14 and 16 years old.”

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Amber Heard

The actress won on an account and received 2 million dollars in the jury. Heard has two films in her chat, both of which have already been filmed. Amber Heard will return to play Mera in ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ – a sequel to 2018 blockbuster ‘Aquaman’. The film stars Jason Momoa in the lead role. The film is slated for release in May 2023.

During her testimony, Heard accused Depp of cutting her role in “Aquaman 2” and alleged that she had to fight to keep her role in the film. However, DC Films president Walter Hamada said his role was never intended to be the focus of the sequel, describing it as a “buddy comedy” between Momoa and Patrick Wilson.

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The actress also wrapped up work on an independent film called In the ‘Fire’ just before the trial began in April. “It’s a wrap!” she wrote on Instagram in March this year, sharing a photo of herself jumping off a mountainside in her 19th century costume for the thriller.

Heard testified during the trial that she now lives in Yucca Valley, California, a desert town near Joshua Tree National Park. She is a mother to one-year-old daughter, Oonagh Paige.

During the trial, Heard had said she wanted to move on. “I am harassed, humiliated, threatened every day. Just walking into this courtroom, sitting here in front of the world, having the worst times of my life, things that I have lived, humiliated me. People want to kill me, and they tell me that every day. People want to put my baby in the microwave, and they tell me that,” Heard said.

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“It might be easy to forget that, but I’m a human being,” she said, adding, “I just want Johnny to leave me alone. I don’t deserve this. I want to move on. something else.”

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