‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star Johnny Depp’s victory was deserved; it is now time for Amber Heard to be dragged back to Britain to face perjury charges
Johnny Deep v Amber Heard (Round Two) was always going to be car crash viewing. Like Rebekah Vardy v Coleen Rooney though with a bit of added crack and cocaine, this was a defamation case that frankly should not have been heard but also one that illustrated that self-serving vanity generally leads to self-deserved destruction.
As was seen when Vardy was most definitely kicked into touch in the witness box, the crocodile tears of Heard will now go down in history as representative only of someone of warped mind and wicked motive. Here was a woman whose lies have come back to haunt her and here is someone whose name will now forever be mud.
Supported by amongst others Javier Bardem, Kate Moss, Winona Ryder and Sia, Depp – admittedly a man with flaws that must be acknowledged – was not only the victor in the courtroom. He won legions of fans on social media and now though The Guardian’s Andrew Pulver suggested that the careers prospects of both will continue to suffer, I’d argue it’ll be quite to the contrary for Depp.
Currently enjoying life to the full on a tour of Britain with guitarist Jeff Beck and singer Sam Fender and clearly making the most of life, the Pirates of the Caribbean star is now £6.66 million ($8.35 million, €7.81 million or درهم30.67 million) richer and deservedly headed to a pub in Newcastle to neck a pint or ten last night.
‘Anxious Amber,’ meanwhile, may now feel “disappointment,” but in falsely claiming this verdict “sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated.” Instead of accepting the decision and moving on, she ludicrously whinged:
“I believe Johnny’s attorneys succeeded in getting the jury to overlook the key issue of Freedom of Speech and ignore evidence that was so conclusive that we won in the UK.”
“I’m sad I lost this case. But I am sadder still that I seem to have lost a right I thought I had as an American – to speak freely and openly.”
Ending with a far more dignified statement, Depp simply concluded:
“The best is yet to come and a new chapter has finally begun.”
“Veritas numquam perit.”
“Truth never perishes.”
It is now time for Amber Heard to be dragged back to Britain and charged with perjury for the clear lies she told at the Royal Courts of Justice; it is now time also to remember that Johnny Depp – who showed his positivity and unbeat personality in saying: “Life’s pretty good, and why wouldn’t it be? I’m a pirate, after all – is a talented man who deserves to once again be left to focus on treading the boards.