Johnny Depp reacts to winning defamation case against Amber Heard
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Florence Pugh faced criticism after liking posts supporting Johnny Depp’s win in his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard.

The much publicized and memed trial between the former spouses came to a close on Wednesday (1 June) with the verdict in favour of The Pirates of the Caribbean star.

He was awarded $15m in damages while Heard was awarded $2m in damages, meaning he comes out firmly on top.

With Virginia’s local maximum punitive damage laws in toe, Depp was awarded a grand total of $10.4m.

Following the win, the actor took to his Instagram to release a statement, thanking the jury for giving him his “life back” and noting that he brought this case to life “to reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome.”

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Many people on social media had backed Depp, who sued Heard for her 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she stated she was a victim of domestic abuse, although she didn’t name him.

Others expressed their lack of faith in Amber Heard’s claims. They dissected each of the Aquaman actress’ on-stand testimonies and her legal team's strategy.

Actors and other public figures openly shared their support of Depp relating to his victory, including Pugh.

The Black Widow actress liked a post supporting the actor. An account on Twitter that goes by @angeltit wrote: “and f*** Florence Pugh!” followed by a screenshot of an Instagram post of the actor uploaded by @gregwilliamsphotography.

“MISS FLORENCE PUGH?! I cannot believe I ever thought she’d be the next it girl. I cannot believe this, her a**,” another added.

“Florence Pugh just liked an Instagram pic about Johnny Depp winning... Like wtf kind of a world are we in? Why do people think this shit is a joke? “ another person added.

A third person added: “Celebrities need to learn to stay in their lane like why are u even liking this [?]

Someone else simply wrote: “Genuinely have no faith in a single celebrity.”

In a post-trial statement, Heard has expressed her contempt for her “freedom of speech” not being protected.

“The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I’m heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence, and sway of my ex-husband,” she wrote.

“I’m even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It is a setback. It sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated. “

Elsewhere, other celebrities and notable figures such as Javier Bardem, Winona Ryder, Kate Moss, Vanessa Paradis, and more were among those who vocally stood in support of Depp amid the trial.

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