Johnny Depp appears to be going back to business after closing arguments in ex-wife Amber Heard defamation trial The actor made a surprise appearance at a concert in England.
Johnny Depp’s trial of his ex-wife, Amber Heard, also took place outside the courtroom. For six weeks, the actors not only defended themselves before the judge and the jury in Fairfax, Virginia. Their statements, the witnesses summoned and the evidence presented were also intended to save their reputations and, last but not least, their careers. While many observers and fans have already made up their minds, after the closing arguments, the verdict is now in the hands of the jury. Rather than retiring to private life, Johnny Depp has surprisingly sought the limelight.
Johnny Depp: appearance at concert
Two days after the lawyers’ final arguments, Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance at a concert. He appeared as a guest star at a Jeff Beck concert in the English city of Sheffield, according to footage shared on social media by concertgoers. Depp and the British rock guitarist performed their 2020 version of John Lennon’s 1970 song “Isolation”. The actor sang and played the guitar.
Johnny Depp didn’t stop at a brief guest appearance. He and Beck also performed Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing” and Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.” Depp also stepped up to the microphone for the song “Hedy Lamarr”. The actor originally wanted to be a musician before his career in Hollywood. He is a member of the Hollywood Vampires band, which also includes Aerosmith’s Alice Cooper and Joe Perry.
Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard: Judgment awaited
Nine jurors are due today to decide whether Amber Heard defamed her ex-husband through a 2018 column in The Washington Post. The “Aquaman” actress described herself as a “public figure who was the victim of domestic violence” without naming Depp. He denied the allegations and in turn accused Heard of hitting him during the relationship. The jurors did not come to a quick verdict and are scheduled to resume their deliberations on May 31.