Johnny Depp ‘wishes no ill will’ on Amber Heard and wants to move on
Actor Johnny Depp ‘wishes no ill will’ on his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, and won’t ‘jump on the social media hate bandwagon’. According to a new report, Johnny is happy now, weeks after winning the libel suit against Amber. According to her, the actor wants to move forward in his life. (Also read | Amber Heard will sign a contract for a “book that says it all”)
Johnny has been seen performing with English guitarist Jeff Beck at several UK venues over the past few weeks. He had traveled to Europe to accompany Jeff and play with him, in the middle of his trial verdict against Amber. The actor, along with Jeff, will release a 13-track album, 18, on July 15.
Hollywood Life quoted a source as saying, “After all that’s been said and done, Johnny wishes Amber no ill will. He’s not going to jump on the social media hate bandwagon and he just wants to move forward in his own life.”
“Johnny can’t wait to go on tour next year and even though it’s a long way off he has a ton of plans to keep him very busy in the meantime. Johnny is happier than he has been in a long time and he feels like it’s a whole new chapter for him Music has always been cathartic for Johnny and it’s really what he needs right now after all the stress and drama he’s been through in recent years,” he added.
The trial and the verdict
After a six-week trial, a jury awarded Johnny $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, finding that Amber defamed him by calling himself a victim of domestic violence in a Washington Post op-ed in 2018. With Virginia law, punitive damages were reduced to $350,000, bringing the grand total to $10.35 million.
For Amber’s counterclaim, she was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages by the jury, which found that Johnny defamed her through statements made by her attorney, Adam Waldman, to the press. Amber was spotted in the Hamptons shopping at TJ Maxx recently and is in talks to write a tell-all book.
Meanwhile, Johnny will be touring overseas with his rock band Hollywood Vampires next year. Apart from him, the overseas tour will include band members Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Tommy Henriksen. The first concert would take place on June 20, 2023 at the Rudolf Weber Arena in Oberhausen, Germany while the rock band would play their last concert on June 30 at the Zitadelle in Mainz, Germany the same year.