Johnny Depp and his 37-year-old lawyer, Camille Vasquez, celebrated the sensational victory in the actor’s defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard.
Depp, 58, had sued his ex-wife over a newspaper article in which she claimed to be a victim of domestic abuse. The Jury confirmed his accusations and awarded him $15 million in damages.
Reacting to the verdict, Depp said: “The jury has given my life back to me. I am truly humbled.
“Six years ago, my life, the life of my children, the life of my loved ones, and also the lives of the people who, for many, many years, have supported me and believed in me, changed forever.
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“All in the blink of an eye.”
Depp continued: “False, very serious and criminal allegations were made to me via the media, which sparked an endless barrage of hateful content, although no charges were ever brought against me. It had already circled the world twice in a nanosecond and had a seismic impact on my life and career.
“And six years later, the jury gave my life back to me. I’m really humbled.
The actor added, “My decision to pursue this matter, knowing full well the height of the legal hurdles I would face and the inevitable global spectacle in my life, was only made after careful consideration.
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“From the beginning, the goal of bringing this case was to reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome.
“The best is yet to come and a new chapter has finally begun.
“Veritas numquam perishes.
“Truth never fails.”
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Depp’s attorney, Camille Vasquez, who became an internet sensation, also spoke to reporters outside of court immediately after the verdict. She said it confirmed that “the allegations against Johnny Depp are defamatory and unsupported by any evidence”. Vasquez added, “We are … very grateful to the jury for their careful deliberation.”