Celebs React To Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Verdict

Fellow celebrities have taken to social media to express their support and opinions on the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation verdict. Cliff Owen/CNP for NY Post

Jury members in Johnny Depp’s defamation case against Amber Heard have ruled in favor of the actor’s claims.

After weeks of testimony from the pair as well as outside witnesses, Depp, 58, won all three counts of his bombshell defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, 36, on Wednesday after a Virginia jury substantiated the claim that his ex-wife sullied his reputation and damaged his career when she wrote about becoming a “public figure representing domestic abuse” following the couple’s split in the Washington Post in 2018.

In November of 2020, a London judge sided against Depp in his libel suit against The Sun after they published the 2018 op-ed piece.

Depp later filed suit against Heard, individually, with allegations of defamation stemming from her WaPo essay, which she wrote in partnership with the ACLU. Subsequently, Heard countersued Depp with similar claims — that Depp’s attorney Adam Waldman also defamed her when he told the Daily Mail that she set up her ex-husband with false domestic abuse claims when the police came to their apartment in May 2016.

Heard has also been awarded $2 million in damages for this claim.

As the verdict was read on Wednedsay, celebs took to social media to express their thoughts at the outcome of the trial.

> #MeToo is dead.
Helluva job @ACLU

— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) June 1, Who’s supporting Johnny Depp:
Donald Trump Jr. wrote, “Believe all women… except Amber Heard. $15,000,000 in compensatory and punitive damages to Depp, and perhaps a case that could end the effective rabid femminist notion that all men are guilty before being proven innocent that we’ve seen as of late. She’s just that terrible!”

Valerie Bertinelli tweeted, “Elon and his bots will be very busy today #JusticeForJohnnyDepp” after the verdict was read.

She then followed up adding, “I REALLY shouldn’t be wading into this but multiple accounts that I follow & respect (lawyers, journalists) don’t like this verdict, so it gives me great pause. But I’m confused because we saw her caught in multiple lies on the stand. Honest question, what am I missing?”

Reality TV personality and singer Aubrey O’Day tweeted, “there ya go.. when the dust settles, JD 15m (the punitive damages will be capped), Amber 2m. Lesson learned.. keep your ex’s name out yo mouth!”

Musician Ryan Adams commented on Depp’s statement on Instagram with several celebratory emojis including a red heart, praise hands and fire.

Ashley Benson also commented on the statement with several praise hand and red heart emojis, and posted her own personal update on Instagram — depicting a recent image of Depp and captioned, “YESSSS,” alongside four black heart emojis.

Victoria Brynner, daughter of Yul, added heart emoji’s on Depp’s statement via Instagram, and shared her own post featuring a photo of Depp and the comment: “TRUTH !”

Former “The View” host Sharon Osbourne made herself available for comment on Piers Morgan’s “TalkTV” show, adding, “Wow, it wasn’t what I was expecting. I mean, I wanted Johnny to win but I didn’t expect him to.”

A post shared by Victoria Brynner (@victoriabrynner)

Who’s supporting Amber Heard:
Meanwhile, Amy Schumer shared a cryptic Gloria Steinem quote on Instagram, “Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke . . . She will need her sisterhood.”

Who’s supporting neither:
But many seem happy to see the highly-publicized trial end.

“Someone won!!!!” former talk show host Ricki Lake commented. During the trial, she tweeted how she “absolutely adored” working with Depp in “Crybaby” describing the actor as “soft-spoken” and “gentle.”

“I need a timeline cleanse,” tweeted “Bill & Ted” star Alex Winter, minutes after the verdict was read.