Johnny Depp is ready for a comeback! Deep created a TikTok account after his victory in the defamation lawsuit he filed against his ex-wife Amber Heard. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star has reached over 7 million followers on her verified account as of Wednesday morning. In his biography, he describes himself as an “Occasional Theatre”.
In his first post, 58-year-old Depp thanked his “valuable, loyal and unwavering” fans for their support. “We were everywhere together, we saw everything together. We walked together on the same road. Together we did the right thing because you cared,” she wrote. “And now we will move forward together. As always, you are my employer and I cannot thank you in any way other than once again. Thank you. Love and respect, JD.”
Depp joined the popular video-sharing platform less than a week after winning $15 million in damages from Heard, which a Virginia jury found responsible for all three charges. Depp was awarded $10 million in damages and $5 million in punitive damages as a result of the lawsuit. Heard won a minor victory in his counterclaim against Depp, and the jury awarded him $2 million in damages, but not punitive damages.
After her win, the actress made a statement stating that she was at peace and happy in the face of love and tremendous support and kindness from all over the world. “From the very beginning, the aim of this case was to uncover the truth, whatever the outcome. Telling the truth is something I owe to my children and to everyone who has been committed to supporting me.”
Since winning the court, Depp has returned for the public. She took the stage with Jeff Beck just two days after her lawyers gave their closing statements.
And now, it looks ready to join the TikTok world.
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