Johnny be bad — and still wins!

But the Hollywood scoundrel only gets a cut-to-the-bone 8.4 million dollars in damages — not the 50 million he wanted.

Ex-wife Amber Heard was awarded a measly two million by the jury in her countersuit. The verdict left Johnny pleased as Punch, but Amber could face financial ruin.

She was paid three million for her Aquaman roles but could have future wages garnisheed or even face bankruptcy after losing the defamation case.

Johnny Depp wins lawsuit.

The trial lasted six weeks and unearthed a vipers nest of domestic violence, wild drunkenness, drug abuse and foul language between the two actors during their 15-month marriage.

The proceedings followed the predictable gender agenda. Many women believed Amber Heard, and most men went with Johnny. Certainly the sentiment outside the courtroom and in front of TV screens around the world was consistent with the age-old Battle of the Sexes.

Johnny Depp wins lawsuit

This was also a David and Goliath battle. The Aquaman actress has one-millionth of the fans that Johnny has. Maybe she was lying about being the victim of spousal abuse, but it’s hard to ignore the cell phone and other footage that showed an insanely drunk and drug-crazed Johnny Depp smashing furniture and behaving like a horse’s ass. The jury of three men and two women ignored it, but that’s five people.

It’s also hard to ignore the argument that Amber Heard is a psychotic, scheming shrew. She gave as good as she got in the couple’s marriage from hell. Even after watching the whole trial, one is left to wonder, Who the hell was the abuser here? The answer, of course, is both of them.

But there’s no doubt where public sentiment settled in the end. Johnny Depp’s Instagram crowing about his victory racked up 16 million ‘likes,’ while Amber Heard’s ‘The disappointment I feel today…’ statement scored a paltry 290,000 ‘likes.’


Johnny Depp wasn’t in the courtroom for the verdict — he’s still in England after performing on stage in London with rock guitarist Jeff Beck, his 77-year-old buddy.

Johnny heard the verdict after a meal of fish and chips with friends in a British pub in Newcastle in northern England.

He responded to the good news with this statement: “The jury gave me my life back.”

Johnny with Janine Latchford, manager of The Bridge Tavern in Newcastle.

Amber Heard listened to the verdict with a crushed expression, a palpably deep depression frozen into her face.

“The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I’m heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence, and sway of my ex-husband,” Heard said in a statement after the verdict.

Johnny Depp wins lawsuit

Johnny sued 36-year-old Amber for 50 million bucks over an article she wrote for the Washington Post in 2018 describing herself as a victim of domestic abuse. The defamation trial was held in Fairfax, Virginia, because that’s where the article was printed.

Even though Amber Heard didn’t name Depp in the article, his legal team said his reputation was damaged because it clearly implied he was the abuser. The 59-year-old actor was fired from his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney’s highly popular and profitable Pirates of the Caribbean movie series as a result of the article.

And, despite the favorable verdict, family-oriented Disney will never reinstate him in the role. Depp’s career, in fact, will never be the same, the trade papers say. He may be offered indie roles and leads in European pictures, but his super stardom Hollywood career is ‘toast,’ as one insider put it.

Johnny Depp wins lawsuit.
Jack Sparrow is toast.

Heard countersued Depp for 100 million, claiming her career was destroyed after Depp’s lawyer publicly said she had fabricated her domestic abuse allegations. There is an attempt underfoot to have her fired from the Aquaman movie series. Depp and Heard divorced in 2016.

The jury reached its verdict after less than 13 hours of deliberations. The jury rendered a unanimous decision that Heard’s article defamed Depp and that she wrote it with malice intended to destroy his character and reputation.

Almost overshadowing the trial itself was the apparent romance between Johnny Depp and his stlyish attorney Camille Vasquez, 37. Obviously neither of them could acknowledged it to the swarm of reporters buzzing around the courtroom, but they’ll be seeing a lot more of each other in the coming months.

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Love blooms in Virginia

Camille Vasquez is in love


Camille Vasquez, the 37-year-old brunette defending Johnny Depp at his defamation trial has fallen for the actor head over stiletto heels. And Johnny, at 58, isn’t about to say no to a warm, gorgeous woman.

And — she’s not married. She’s said to be dating a British realtor, but that poor chap is looking at an early foreclosure.

Johnny and Camille do a lot of hand touching in court. The body language is obvious.

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This lingering touch where Johnny is holding Camille by the wrist says it all:

Outside the courtroom, the white-suited, stiletto-heeled new media star laughs off questions about a romance, but c’mon, who’s kidding who!


The celebrity trial, being held before a jury in Fairfax, Virginia, has attracted worldwide attention and is broadcast live on Court TV.

Johnny Depp is suing 35-year-old ex-wife Amber Heard for defamation of character after she wrote a newspaper op-ed piece claiming she was a victim of spousal abuse. She didn’t name Johnny Depp as the abuser, but the inference was obvious, the lawsuit claims.

Camille and Johnny in love
Amber Heard in court

Soon after her allegations were published, Johnny was fired from his hugely popular Pirates of the Caribbean movie series as Captain Jack Sparrow, depriving him of multi millions in pay and royalties.

The less-than-famous Aquaman actress is counter-suing Johnny for $100 million for trying to ruin her career. 

Camille and Johnny in love
Johnny Depp as Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson in ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’

As it appears now, public sentiment seems to favor Johnny Depp. When he arrives and leaves the courthouse he is the most popular of the two. He is surrounded by fans, whereas Amber Heard practically arrives and leaves almost alone.

As for the trial itself, spectators sleep on the sidewalk outside the court to be first in line for a seat in the public gallery.

The Fear and Loathing trial has been going on for over a month.

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Fear and Loathing in Virginia

Little Johnny Depp was called ‘One-eye’

Amber Heard ‘slept with Elon Musk’

Johnny Depp as Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson in ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’

Johnny Depp’s defamation trial in Fairfax, Virginia, is trotting out some bizarre skeletons from the closet.

The actor’s ex-wife Amber Heard used to call him “an old, fat man” and his mother called him “one eye” when he was a child.

Christi Dembrowski

The actor’s sister, Christi Dembrowski, 61, took the stand Tuesday and described their troubled childhood in Kentucky in an attempt to cast Johnny in a sympathetic light.

His mother used to hit him, she told the jury. And she called him one eye because he had a lazy eye and doctors put a patch on his good eye to strengthen his other eye.

Depp appeared to be deeply moved as his older sister recounted their childhood together.

Johnny in court

In a weird side issue, Depp has accused Amber Heard of having an affair with Elon Musk while he and the actress were still married, an accusation the Space X billionaire has denied.

Amber in court

Johnny Depp, 58, and Amber Heard, 35, are battling it out in court over an op-ed piece that Amber Heard wrote for the Washington Post in 2018 in which she said she was a victim of domestic violence.

Her article didn’t mention Johnny Depp by name but the actor sued for $50 million, claiming that ‘the clear implication’ that he was the abuser caused him to be fired from the lucrative Pirates of the Caribbean movie series.

Captain Jack Sparrow

Depp’s suit claims Amber Heard’s accusations are lies and a hoax and that she was the actual ‘perpetrator’ of the domestic violence, including an incident in Australia where she severed his finger with a vodka bottle.

Heard doubled the ante and is countersuing for $100 million, claiming Depp is trying to smear her reputation and end her acting career.

The trial is expected to last six weeks.

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