In recent weeks, the world has been following the millionaire trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. The actor is suing Heard for defamation, asking for $50 million in damages after she alleged in an article from Washington Post who was a victim of domestic violence. She is counter-suing for US$100 million (about R$500 million).
But despite the ongoing dispute, a source close to the actor shares that Johnny Depp has “already won.” The trial gave Depp the opportunity to fight for “the truth, the integrity of his name and honor his family,” the source shares.
The source continued: “Some might question if he’s going to score a big win, but he already has it. If he had followed the silent path, he might have had an easier life – but so what? He can only go on knowing that he has been true to himself.”
“Johnny’s value system is all about principle and honesty. The fact that people question why he brought the current legal action – why he bet so much on it – simply reflects the fact that most people do not understand or share these core values.”
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The source is believed to be a close friend of the actor. When asked last week why he pushed for this second trial, Depp replied: “I felt like it was my responsibility to stand up, not just for myself but for my kids. I wanted to cleanse my kids of this horrible thing that they were reading about their father, which was not true.”
Johnny Depp has two kids, lily-roseof 22, and jack20, both with ex-wife Vanessa Paradis. Several legal experts have said that if the judgment is not in the actor’s favor, he could face problems with his career. Alex Wadelegal partner of Wiggin LLP, said this trial is Depp’s “last throw of the dice” when it comes to his career.
After the end of the first week of the second trial, Wade said, “If he loses that, it’s impossible to see him coming back, I think, as an actor. Hollywood likes a bad boy, sure, but in the wake of the movement. Me Toothe way we see these things in the world today is that you can’t be a bad boy anymore.”
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However, the source said that Johnny Depp “won’t stop” until he clears his name. “People need to understand that he’s motivated by principle above all else, and that’s a potent driving force.”
This text was originally published in Marie Claire UK