The defamation lawsuit he filed against his ex-wife Amber Heard will not only give Johnny Depp just over $8 million, but the actor will benefit in multiple ways, including a considerable increase in followers on his social networks.
And it is that the protagonist of the saga ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ began the trial against the actress of ‘Aquaman’ with around 14 million followers on Instagram. Today, seven weeks later, that sum has risen to nearly 21.
From the first days in court, the actor’s social networks showed an upward trend, so he quickly reached 2.6 million new followers on that network.
The Hollywood star’s magnetism had already been notorious since the first trial he undertook against Amber Heard and The Sun newspaper in the United Kingdom for calling him an “abuser”, going from 6 million followers to 14.
With respect to the actress, the reality is that the controversy has also benefited her, although not with the same force as her ex, since on May 24 she had 4.5 million followers, and today she has 4.8.
On Wednesday, the fairfax, Virginia, court found that Amber Heard defamed Johnny Depp with the publication of an article on domestic violence in The Washington Post, so it sentenced her to pay $15 million in compensation to the actor: Of those, 10 are for compensatory compensation and 5 for punitive damages.
For his part, Depp was also sentenced for the same crime to pay 2 million dollars to whoever was his wife.
The protagonist of ‘Charlie and the chocolate factory’ said after knowing the sentence: “The jury has given me my life back. I’m really overwhelmed.” While Heard, who was present in the room – unlike Johnny Depp – said: “The disappointment I feel today cannot be expressed in words.”