Johnny Depp Breaks Silence After Winning Defamation Case Against Amber Heard

Depp earned $15 million with his legal win.

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Johnny Depp released a statement following his win in the defamation case against Amber Heard.

The defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard finally reached a verdict on Wednesday, with Depp winning the case. Heard already came out on Twitter to share her disappointment with the court’s decision following the ruling.

Johnny Depp has now released his statement regarding the trial’s outcome. Depp first reflects on how Amber Heard’s claims impacted his career, then shares his gratitude for the support and hopes this case will help others in the future.

“Truth Never Perishes”

You can read Johnny Depp’s complete statement following the legal victory against Amber Heard below:

Six years ago, my life, the life of my children, the lives of those closest to me, and also, the lives of the people who for many, many years have supported and believed in me were forever changed.

All in the blink of an eye.

False, very serious and criminal allegations were levied at me via the media, which triggered an endless barrage of hateful content, although no charges were ever brought against me. It had already traveled around the world twice within a nanosecond and it had a seismic impact on my life and my career.

And six years later, the jury gave me my life back. I am truly humbled.

My decision to pursue this case, knowing very well the height of the legal hurdles that I would be facing and the inevitable, worldwide spectacle into my life, was only made after considerable thought.

From the very beginning, the goal of bringing this case was to reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome. Speaking the truth was something that I owed to my children and to all those who have remained steadfast in their support of me. I feel at peace knowing I have finally accomplished that.

I am, and have been, overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and the colossal support and kindness from around the world. I hope that my quest to have the truth be told will have helped others, men or women, who have found themselves in my situation, and that those supporting them never give up. I also hope that the position will now return to innocent until proven guilty, both within the courts and in the media.

I wish to acknowledge the noble work of the Judge, the jurors, the court staff and the Sheriffs who have sacrificed their own time to get to this point, and to my diligent and unwavering legal team who did an extraordinary job in helping me to share the truth.

The best is yet to come and a new chapter has finally begun.

Veritas numquam perit.
Truth never perishes.

The defamation trial between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp was broadcast live on Court TV. The trial was also being live-streamed on Court TV’s website, though it was not available on any other online or streaming platforms.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.