Depp posted a video compilation of him waving to fans outside the Fairfax, Virginia, courthouse and various clips of him playing music onstage with Jeff Beck in the United Kingdom since the trial.
To all of my most treasured, loyal and unwavering supporters. We’ve been everywhere together, we have seen everything together. We have walked the same road together. We did the right thing together, all because you cared. And now, we will all move forward together. You are, as always, my employers and once again I am whittled down to no way to say thank you, other than just by saying thank you. So, thank you. My love & respect, JD
“To all of my most treasured, loyal and unwavering supporters,” Depp wrote on TikTok, thanking fans for their support over the years. “Now, we will all move forward together.”
Shortly after Depp’s post, Heard issued a statement, blasting her ex-husband’s idea of “moving forward.”
“As Johnny Depp says he’s ‘moving forward,’ women’s rights are moving backward,” Heard spokeswoman Cathy Russon tweeted. “The verdict’s message to victims of domestic violence is … be afraid to stand up and speak out.”
Statement in response to Depp’s recent TikTok message to his fans.
“As Johnny Depp says he’s ‘moving forward,’ women’s rights are moving backward. The verdict’s message to victims of domestic violence is…be afraid to stand up and speak out.”
Spokesperson for #AmberHeard
— Cathy Russon (@cathyrusson) June 7, 2022
Amber Heard’s lawyer Elaine Bredehoft has also called the trial’s outcome “a major setback for women — inside the courtroom and outside the courtroom.”
Depp’s TikTok account has since garnered more than 8 million followers. His first post has been viewed 16.3 million times as of Wednesday morning.
Bredehoft has said Heard’s next move is to appeal the jury’s decision that awarded him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.
In addition to awarding Depp compensatory and punitive damages, the jury also found that Depp defamed Heard regarding a statement made by his former lawyer Adam Waldman, awarding her $2 million in damages.