The verdict in Johnny Depp’s trial against Amber Heard divided Hollywood celebrities.
Depp sued his ex-wife for $50 million, accusing her of implying that he abused her during their relationship in an op-ed on Washington Post 2018. Although she did not name him, he claims her accusations affected his ability to get a job. She filed a counterclaim for $100 million.
On Wednesday, June 1, a jury found that Heard defamed Depp on all three charges and awarded him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. Heard received $2 million in compensatory damages, but no punitive damages.
Shortly after the verdict was announced, Amy Schumer showed her support for Heard by sharing a quote from journalist and feminist activist Gloria Steinem on Instagram.
“Any woman who chooses to behave like a complete human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as some kind of obscene joke,” reads the quote, to which Schumer added in his caption “She will need her Brotherhood”.
The former co-host of The ViewMeghan McCain also reacted to the verdict and showed her disappointment.
“#MeToo is dead,” he wrote.
The presenter of The ViewSharon Osbourne shared her views on the verdict on Piers Morgan’s TalkTV show, saying: “Wow, not what I expected. I mean, I wanted Johnny to win, but I didn’t expect him to.”
Without supporting anyone, the star of Bill & TedAlex Winter posted a picture of his sleeping cat and wrote: “I need a timeline cleanup [de Instagram]”.
Actor Ricki Lake followed in his footsteps, writing, “Someone won!”