Robert Downey Jr’s rep confirmed the actor called his best friend Johnny Depp earlier this month, when it was reported that the Pirates of the Caribbean star had won his battle against his ex-wife Amber Heard.
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Robert Downey Jr, 57, is believed to be one of Johnny Depp’s first celebrity friends to call the actor last month, after he won a lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard.
According to a close friend, the FaceTimed Iron Man actor Johnny after the news broke last month and told his friend, “John, thank god it’s over.”
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor has been awarded $10m (£8m) in punitive damages and $5m (£4m) in compensatory damages, following a popular television defamation case that dragged six weeks long.
Johnny sued his ex-wife over an article titled, “I spoke out against sexual violence – and faced the outrage of our culture. That has to change.”
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The piece published in the Washington Post in 2018 did not name the actor, but the star’s legal team successfully argued that the move had an adverse impact on his career.
A jury found that the Aquaman star’s claims in this part were made with “genuine malice” and awarded Johnny $10 million in damages and $5 million in punitive damages. other harm.
The jury also found Johnny liable for defamation against his one-time wife when one of his lawyers deemed her sexual abuse allegations a “hoax”. They awarded one’s mother $2 million in compensatory damages and $0 in compensatory damages.
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According to actor Josh Richman, a friend of Johnny’s, Robert Downey Jr FaceTim the actor jubilantly won, who was in the UK when the verdict was delivered at Fairfax County Court, Virginia on June 1. .
Johnny is said to be staying in a hotel room, due to his touring engagement with close friend and musician Jeff Beck.
Josh also claimed that the staff and friends of the father-of-two shouted and cried around the actor when they learned of the lawsuit on television.
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Robert’s rep confirmed to the New York Post that the Marvel actor contacted Johnny after the verdict was made.
News of Robert’s phone call comes as Amber speaks out about the defamation trial in his first TV interview after sentencing.
In her first sit-down interview since losing her legal battle, Amber said she understood why the jury ruled in the actor’s favor.
She chats with Today Savannah Guthrie in a pre-recorded interview, which airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays on NBC.
Amber told Savannah: “I really get it. He’s a beloved character and people feel like they know him. He’s a great actor.”
But Amber later addressed the negative social media coverage she faced and how she felt it contributed to the jury’s verdict.
“I don’t care what people think of me or what you want to judge about what happened in the privacy of my own home, in my marriage, behind closed doors,” she said. more.
“I don’t think the average person should know such things. And so I don’t take it personally.”
The mother of one child concluded: “But even if someone is sure that I deserve all this hate and bitterness, even if you think I’m lying, you still can’t look me in the eye. me and tell me that. you think there’s a fair amount of representation on social media. You can’t tell me you think this is fair.”
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/robert-downey-jr-told-johnny-27224998 Robert Downey Jr tells Johnny Depp 'thank God it's over' after Amber Heard defamation case