Johnny Depp signs new 7-figure deal with Dior after Amber Heard trial
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On 1 June, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor's legal team convinced a jury that Amber Heard's 2018 article in The Washington Post was defamatory and won $15 million (£12 million), later capped at $10.35 million (£8.27 million) by Judge Penny Azcarate.
In a separate verdict, Heard was also awarded $2 million (£1.6 million) in damages via a counterclaim.
It all began when Heard posted an online article in the Washington Post titled: “I spoke up against sexual violence – and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change.”
Although the piece didn't mention Depp by name, his lawyers claim that it falsely implied he physically and sexually abused Heard while they were together.
Two months on, it's now being said that Johnny Depp has reached 'a seven-figure' deal with the French luxury brand, a source close to the deal told E! News.
The source claims that Dior have reportedly 're-upped their contract'.
And just two days ago, Dior Beauty posted a series of photo's of Depp who was pictured backstage with a guitar in his hand.
It was captioned: "Backstage at @olympiahall before the last show. Fearless yet human, just like Sauvage."
Dior also shared a clip of Johnny, where he says 'Sauvage brings me a lot of memories, a lot of shows'.
Depp partnered up with Dior back in 2015 and the 'Sauvage' fragrance was reportedly said to be the best-selling men's cologne on websites such as Sephora and Ulta's, according to the Wall Street Journal in June.
UNILAD has contacted Dior and Johnny Depp's representatives for comment.
Well, after the verdict landed in his favour, Depp released a statement on social media, which, in part, read: "Six years ago, my life, the life of my children, the lives of those closest to me, and also, the lives of the people who for many, many years have supported and believed in me were forever changed.
"All in the blink of an eye.
"False, very serious and criminal allegations were levied at me via the media, which triggered an endless barrage of hateful content, although no charges were ever brought against me.
"It had already traveled around the world twice within a nanosecond and it had a seismic impact on my life and my career.
"And six years later, the jury gave me my life back. I am truly humbled."
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