After lengthy legal battles, Johnny Depp is finally at peace and ready to wave his hands to the sky with a blessed shout of “Hallelujah “! “Six years ago, my life, the lives of my children, the lives of the people closest to me, and the lives of people who supported me and believed in me for many, many years, changed forever. And all this in an instant,” the 58-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean darling said in a statement.
The actor recalls how one day, he woke up and found out that false, grave, and criminal accusations were made against him, which caused an endless flurry of hatred. “Within one nanosecond, this news went around the world twice and had a seismic effect on my life and career. And six years later, a jury gave me back my life. I am truly humiliated. My decision to pursue this case, fully understanding the height of the legal obstacles that I would have to face, was made only after much deliberation,” recalls Depp.
The Edward Scissorhands star said that his goal was to want to reveal the truth, no matter the result, because the rule of “always tell the truth” is what he taught his children and supporters. “I feel at ease knowing that I finally made it,” Johnny said.
Of course, the Hollywood actor thanked his fans for the love, overwhelming support, and kindness he felt worldwide. In addition, he hopes that now everyone will reflect on their behavior and return to the principle of “not guilty until proven guilty,” both in courts and in media publications. “The best is yet to come, and a new chapter has finally begun.
This Wednesday in Fairfax, Virginia, a seven-member jury returned a unanimous verdict after nearly 13 hours of deliberation over the past three days. They decided that Heard, 36, had defamed Johnny in a 2018 article for The Washington Post, in which she presented herself as a victim of domestic violence. As a result, Depp was awarded $10 million in non-pecuniary damages and $5 million in punitive damages.
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