Amber Heard has responded to ex-husband Johnny Depp’s message to his fans on TikTok about ‘moving forward’ after the verdict in his defamation lawsuit against her. On Tuesday, Johnny joined TikTok and thanked his “loyal” fans, nearly a week since the jury was most on his side, and the court awarded him $10.35 million in damages and Amber $2 million after a trial. of six weeks. Read more: Johnny Depp joins TikTok, shares video thanking fans for their unwavering support
On Wednesday, a spokesperson for Amber shared the actor’s views on Johnny’s plan to move “forward.” “While Johnny Depp says he’s moving forward, women’s rights are going backwards,” a Heard spokesperson told E! News. “The message of the verdict to victims of domestic violence is… be afraid to stand up and speak out.”
Many on social media sided with Johnny regarding his TikTok debut and asked Amber’s reaction to it. One Twitter user wrote: “Normal women don’t have to lie to feel important. They already are. Why don’t you #AmberHeard go further and improve yourself as a person.” Another tweeted: “For someone who wants Johnny to leave her alone, she (Amber) is definitely concerned about getting on with his life. She’s just mad because he’s now on TikTok with a lot of followers.”
Johnny’s first post on TikTok was a montage of his recent music tour with Jeff Beck, captioning: “To all my most dear, loyal and unwavering supporters. We’ve been everywhere; we’ve seen it all. We’ve walked the same things together. We did the right thing together, all because you cared … And now we will all move on together,” he said.
“You are, as always, my employers and again I have become so small that there is no way I can say thank you except just by thanking you. So thank you. My love and respect, JD,” he added . Since joining the social media site, Johnny has gained 4.4 million TikTok followers in 24 hours.
Amber, who plans to appeal the verdict in the defamation lawsuit, said in a statement after it was revealed on Wednesday: “The disappointment I feel today is indescribable. I am devastated that the mountain of evidence still isn’t enough. was to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence and rule of my ex-husband.”
“I am even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It is a setback… It sets the clock back to a time when a woman who spoke out and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated. It puts the idea back that violence against women should be taken seriously,” Amber added.