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Paul McCartney Shows Johnny Depp On Screen During Concert

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Paul McCartney Shows Johnny Depp On Screen During Concert

People believe Paul McCartney has thrown his support behind Johnny Depp after projecting the actor's image during a recent concert.

The Pirates of The Caribbean star has been locked in a bitter legal battle with his ex-wife, Amber Heard, over recent weeks.

Depp took the 36-year-old to court over an article she wrote in 2018, in which she claimed to be a survivor of domestic abuse.

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While the op-ed didn't name Depp, 58, he claims that it damaged his career, and sued Heard for $50 million.

In turn, Heard counter-sued Depp for $100m.

The jury was sent out to deliberate last Friday, 27 May, and is set to decide on the high profile case this week.

Johnny Depp is nearing the end of a defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard. Credit: Alamy
Johnny Depp is nearing the end of a defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard. Credit: Alamy
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But over the weekend, McCartney performed a concert in Florida, US, belting out some of his hits.

And at one point, during a rendition of 'My Valentine', a video of Depp was projected onto the huge monitors by the stage.

His appearance led some to claim that the ex-Beatle was showing his support for the actor amidst the trial.

"Paul McCartney seems to be a pro #TeamJohnnyDepp!!!" wrote one. "Paul also had to go through a messy divorce with Heather Mills."

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While another added: "Paul McCartney giving love to Johnny Depp. Tonight in Orlando, FL."

However, it might not be as clear cut as some people would make out. The projection was from the video for 'My Valentine', which was released in 2012 and saw Depp star opposite Natalie Portman.

It also wasn't the only footage from previous works that McCartney used during the show.

Johnny Depp's face was projected during Paul McCartney's concert. Credit: @al3xg/Instagram
Johnny Depp's face was projected during Paul McCartney's concert. Credit: @al3xg/Instagram
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He also showed John Lennon singing during The Beatles's iconic 1969 rooftop concert, so it's highly likely that the singer wasn't actually trying to make any kind of point.

This comes after Depp surprised fans when he took to the stage during a Jeff Beck concert in the UK.

Thousands of Beck fans packed into Sheffield City Hall to see the rock legend kick off his latest tour. However, the crowd was stunned when Depp walked out alongside him.

Sharing a snap of the pair to Instagram, one fan wrote: "Wasn't expecting this... I thought he was in court but turns out he's in Sheffield with Jeff Beck."

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During their set, Depp and Beck, 77, belted out a rendition of John Lennon's classic 'Isolation', which they had previously released together a couple of years ago.

Depp surprised fans by joining Jeff Beck on stage. Credit: Twitter
Depp surprised fans by joining Jeff Beck on stage. Credit: Twitter

They also performed covers of Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' and Jimi Hendrix's 'Little Wing'.

While his appearance shocked many, a source close to the 58-year-old told CourtTV that it had been planned for some time.

They told the channel: "Mr. Depp is in the United Kingdom, as he was a few weeks ago, to adhere to his previously scheduled work obligations."

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Featured Image Credit: @al3xg/Instagram/Alamy

Topics: Music, Johnny Depp, Entertainment

Dominic Smithers
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