Robert Downey Jr FaceTimed Johnny Depp To Congratulate Him After Trial Win
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Robert Downey Jr. congratulated Johnny Depp after his trial win via a friendly FaceTime call.
Earlier this month, the jury decided that Amber Heard defamed the Pirates of the Caribbean actor in a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post. The actor was awarded $15 million in damages in the trial outcome.
This was made up of $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, later capped at a total of $10.35 million by Judge Penny Azcarate.
Since the actor's win, fans all around the world have been celebrating his victory... including a few very famous faces.
A close friend of Depp, Josh Richman, has said that Robert Downy Jr. celebrated the win with a FaceTime call shortly after the verdict was announced.
The call was revealed to supporters of the actor via a live stream charity event for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, with the Iron Man star telling his friend on the phone: “John, thank God it’s over."
A spokesperson confirmed to the New York Post that Depp was ‘stoic’ in a hotel room in the UK while his friends and fellow staff members surrounded him, crying and screaming, when the jury decision came to light.
According to Richman, guitarist Jeff Beck even held his middle finger up to the television screen as the verdict was about to be read out.
Richman also stated to the Post that Depp did not intend for his ex-girlfriend, Kate Moss, to testify during the case, but was then called upon after the other party - Heard - mentioned the model during her testimony.
The British supermodel, who dated Depp in the 1990s for a period of around four years, appeared in court via video link from Gloucestershire during the trial.
She was called in by Depp's legal team because Heard described a rumour that Depp had pushed Moss down a flight of stairs on the witness stand.
After Heard made the comment, as shown on online viral video footage, Depp's legal team were seen appearing to celebrate.
Benjamin Chew asked the model whether Depp had ever pushed her down stairs while they were in a relationship.
"No, he never pushed me, kicked me or threw me down any stairs," Moss replied, before adding: "And I screamed because I didn't know what had happened to me and I was in pain.
"And he [Depp] came running back to help me and carried me to my room and got me medical attention."
You can read more on her testimony here.
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