The defamation trial between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, has come to a close. On May 27, lawyers for both sides presented their closing arguments after six weeks of odd claims and frightening revelations. One such scene from the final courtroom session has captured the hearts of many. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor is seen hugging his lawyer Ben Chew after the latter delivered an emotional closing speech in a video that has gone viral. Both the actor and the lawyer have become the talk of the town. Let us find out the details here.
On Friday, after delivering an emotional closing argument in the $50 million defamation case against the Hollywood actor’s ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp hugged his lawyer Ben Chew. Internet fans shared videos of Mr. Depp and Mr. Chew hugging when the lawyer returned to his seat beside him after making the closing argument on Twitter. “It’s about regaining his lost reputation,” Mr. Chew remarked in the clip, his voice trembling.
It is about demonstrating to Mr. Depp’s kids, Lily-Rose and Jack, that the truth is worth fighting for.” It is about restoring Mr. Depp’s name and status in the community to the best extent possible, and you can do something, the lawyer continued. Mr. Chew returned to his place alongside the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor after the show ended and hugged him, eliciting a warm response on social media. Hugging images and videos of Mr. Chew and Mr. Depp were widely circulated on the internet.
For those unfamiliar, Depp sued Amber for defamation for an op-ed that appeared in the Washington Post in 2018. His legal team is requesting a $50 million settlement for the harm caused by the opinion post. In 2009, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met on the set of The Rum Diary and began dating a year later. They tied the knot in 2015. Heard filed for divorce in 2016, alleging that Depp had physically mistreated her while under the influence of narcotics or alcohol during their marriage.
Heard was “attempting to gain a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse,” Depp said, denying the allegations. In 2017, their divorce was finalized. After an op-ed she penned in the Washington Post in 2018, Johnny Depp sued Amber Heard for defamation. The couple had been in the headlines since then. Now, the trial has finally come to an end.