Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp, 58, was awarded $10m (£8m) in damages and $5m (£4m) in punitive damages by a jury this afternoon
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Johnny Depp was spotted in a pub minutes before winning a multi-million dollar libel lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star, 58, was awarded $10m (£8m) in damages and $5m (£4m) in punitive damages by a jury this afternoon.
Depp did not appear in court today as he is in England and was reported to be just minutes before the sentence was read out at Newcastle’s Bridge Tavern.
One social media user shared a blurry photo of Depp walking down some stairs as he shook hands.
They wrote: “Meet Johnny Depp at the Bridge Tavern Newcastle just now … that was pretty bizarre.”
Another person shared a second photo of what appeared to be Depp standing outside a building.
They tweeted along with the photo: “Is that really him? My mate just sent me this.”
Depp is scheduled to appear at the Jeff Beck Sage show in Gateshead tonight.
The actor sued Heard over an article titled: “I spoke out against sexual violence – and faced the outrage of our culture. That has to change.”
The article did not mention Depp by name, but his lawyers said it implied he physically and sexually abused Heard while they were together.
It sounded disappointing when the verdict was read out. She was awarded $2 million after proving one of her counterclaims.
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After the ruling Heard said she felt “heartbroken” by the ruling, adding that she was “still sadder” that she had “lost the right” to “speak freely and openly”.
“The disappointment I feel today cannot be put into words. I am heartbroken that the mountain of evidence is still insufficient against the disproportionate power, influence and sway of my ex-husband,” she said in a statement.
“I am even more disappointed with what this sentence means for other women.
“It’s a step backwards. It sets the clock back to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke up could be publicly humiliated and humiliated.
“It resets the position that violence against women must be taken seriously.
“I believe Johnny’s lawyers succeeded in getting the jury to ignore the pivotal issue of free speech and to ignore convincing evidence that we won in the UK.
“I am very sad that I lost this case. But it still makes me sadder that I seem to have lost the right I thought I had as an American – to speak freely and openly. “
In his statement, released through his spokesman, Depp said: “Six years ago, my life, the lives of my children, the lives of those closest to me, and the lives of those whom for many years have supported. and faith in me was forever changed.
“All in the blink of an eye.
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“False, very serious and criminal charges have been made against me through the media, which has spawned loads of hateful content, even though no charges have been brought against me. It circumnavigated the world twice in a nanosecond, and it has had a huge impact on my life and career.
“And six years later, the jury gave me my life back. I’m really humbled.”
Depp went on to say that his decision to pursue the case was “made only after careful thought” and that his goal was “to reveal the truth, whatever the outcome.”
“Speaking of the truth is something I owe to my children and all those who have steadfastly supported me. I feel at peace knowing I’ve finally accomplished it,” the actor said.
He said he was “overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support and kindness from around the world”. themselves in my situation, and that their supporters never give up. “
“The best is yet to come and a new chapter has finally begun,” said Mr. Depp, before concluding: “Veritas numquam perit. Truth is never lost. “
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/johnny-depp-spotted-pub-minutes-27127121 Johnny Depp appeared for a few minutes at the pub before winning £12m in Amber Heard's trial