Team Amber: The celebrities who have voiced support during bitter $100m trial against Johnny Depp
As a blood-and-guts story worthy of any Hollywood psychodrama, the ex-spouse defamation swimsuit showdown between Johnny Depp, 58, and Amber Heard, 36, has gripped the nation and had the general public and celebrities alike lining up to decide on a facet.
In one nook is Johnny Depp; the Hollywood heartthrob, within the public’s lives for over three many years, the primary A-lister for a interval and the creator of the beloved character Captain Jack Sparrow.
And within the different nook his much less well-known, much less well-known, much less beloved ex-wife Amber Heard, with a smaller properly of public sympathy to attract from.
While Depp has introduced his trademark likeable charisma to the courtroom and received the backing of dozens of celebrities that he has labored with and befriended over a lifetime in showbiz, Heard has discovered it more durable to elicit support.
But some celebrities have come out in support for the Aquaman actress. So who are they?
Amber Heard, 36, is countersuing Johnny Depp for allegedly orchestrating a ‘smear marketing campaign’ against her and describing his personal lawsuit as a continuation of ‘abuse and harassment’ she suffered at his arms during their marriage
Kathy Griffin (left) got here out in support of Heard at the beginning of the trial, whereas David Krumholtz (proper) referred to as her ‘sensible’ and ‘robust’
Johnny Depp is suing his ex-wife Amber Heard in a Virginia courtroom for $50 million after she penned an op-ed within the Washing Post claiming that she was a sufferer of home abuse
Ellen Barkin (proper), who dated Depp (left) briefly within the 90s after they filmed Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas collectively, stated in testimony recorded in 2019 that Depp was ‘jealous’ and ‘controlling’
Actress Julia Fox defended Heard by saying she didn’t abuse Depp as he was extra highly effective than her each ‘bodily and financially’
Comedian Kathy Griffin got here out in support of Heard after the actress posted on Twitter that she can be taking a hiatus from social media during the trial.
She commented on Heard’s announcement: ‘Oh, Doll. I’m interested by you and sending all of the love.’
Veteran shock jock Stern, by no means afraid to talk his thoughts, got here out against Depp on his SiriusXM present in late April.
‘He figured, ”I’ll put this on TV as a result of I’m so persuasive and I’m so good, and I’m such an exquisite man… I’ll attraction the pants off of America on the trial,” Stern stated.
‘No you will not. This won’t go properly. It’s not going properly for you, it is not going properly for her. It’s not going properly for anyone. You sound like two battling kids. It’s simply coming off actually badly.’
Hollywood luminary Barkin dated Depp briefly within the early Nineteen Nineties and testified during the swimsuit against Depp.
Jurors heard how the Edward Scissorhands actor was a ‘jealous, controlling man,’ who had as soon as thrown a wine bottle throughout a resort room.
‘Where are you going? Who are you going with? What did you do final evening?’ she claimed he would ask her continuously.
Depp retorted that she held a grudge against him ever since he had spurned her three many years in the past.
Fox, nominated for the Breakthrough Actor Award on the 2019 Gotham Awards after her debut function in Uncut Gems got here to Heard’s defence on Instagram.
‘This is clearly a sick approach of nonetheless controlling her life by suing her all around the world.’
‘Did she hit him? Yes. Was it abuse? No. You must have energy to have the ability to abuse it. She was 25. He clearly was at all times far more highly effective together with bodily and financially.’
TV actor Krumholtz attacked Depp over his drug and alcohol consumption, saying it turned males into ‘monsters’. In a collection of Instagram posts he laid into Depp and, though he stated she will not be harmless, he concluded with: ‘I consider Amber Heard.’
The swimsuit kicked off when Depp sued Heard for defamation, demanding $50 million in damages from his ex-wife after she penned a Washing Post op-ed wherein she claims she described herself as ‘a public determine representing home abuse.’
Depp’s legal professionals say he was defamed by the article although it by no means talked about his identify, because it falsely portrayed him as a home abuser and value him his profitable movie career, together with the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film franchise.
Closing arguments for the trial might be heard on Friday, after seven weeks of allegations of drug abuse, home violence, sexual abuse and loss of life threats.
Civil lawyer Katherine Lizardo stated Depp had a ‘very distinctive character,’ and appeared real and smiled usually, probably making him interesting to the jury.
This has helped him win the battle for public opinion, with a petition of virtually 4.3 million signatures demanding Heard be dropped from her function in Aquaman 2.
The checklist of actors on ‘Team Depp’ is lengthy and illustrious, with names reminiscent of Winona Ryder, with whom he stared in 1990’s Edward Scissorhands, Javier Bardem, who fashioned a formidable cast of A-listers with Depp on 2017’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, and Chris Rock, who joked on stage that we must always ‘consider all girls, simply not Amber Heard’.
French actress Eva Green, 41, stated: ‘I have little doubt Johnny will emerge along with his good identify and great coronary heart revealed to the world, and life might be higher than it ever was for him and his household.’
And Courtney Love posted a video to Instagram telling how Depp as soon as saved her life by performing CPR when she had overdosed in a membership