Johnny Depp wins defamation case against Amber Heard; Kushal Tandon tweets ‘This looks like a personal win’ – Times of India

A jury on Wednesday (June 1) ruled in favour of Johnny Depp in his libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, vindicating his stance that Heard fabricated claims that she was abused by Depp before and during their brief marriage.

Actor Kushal Tandon tweeted about the case and congratulated Johnny Depp. His tweet read, “This looks like a personal win. why ?? Because this sets a precedent stuff for the future .congrats mr depp.”

Raj Singh Arora wrote, “Just imagine how quickly people assumed that an actor like #JohnnyDepp was guilty in this new cancel culture world. Films dropped him and brands let go of him with any fact. Huge respect to @dior for being the single big brand for not jumping the gun and the justice system for showing the truth about the man and the artist.”


Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 fame Varun Sood also reacted on twitter writing, “Yup” with an image showing Depp’s win.

Jury members found Depp should be awarded $15 million in damages, while Heard should receive $2 million.

After a six-week trial, the jury has decided that Amber defamed Johnny with actual malice in the 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post. Post win, Johnny released a statement on social media. It read:

For the unversed, Depp sued Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court over a December 2018 op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post describing herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” Johnny’s lawyers said he was defamed by the article even though it never mentioned his name.

– With inputs from AP

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