Johnny Depp ‘Overwhelmed’ By Fan Support After Amber Heard Lawsuit

Johnny Depp is embroiled in a bitter $50 million defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard, and the A-list actor is currently feeling ‘vindicated’ after receiving strong fan support!

Johnny Depp, 55, is thrilled, according to a HollywoodLife source, that he’s received so much fan support after a report claimed he’s suing his ex-wife, Amber Heard, for $50 million for defamation, after she alleged that he physically abused her during their marriage. The couple separated in 2016, when she filed for divorce that May and accused him of physically abusing her, but now he has filed a lawsuit against her, in which he alleges she punched him in the face, according to documents obtained by The Blast on May 8. We have not seen the documents ourselves, but The Blast claims to have seen them and shared portions of them on their site. Currently, the case has yet to be settled. And Amber is still standing by her own allegations. Photos also surfaced of Johnny with a severed finger, and according to the portions of the court documents shared by The Blast, a month after the couple married in Feb. 2015, Amber “shattered the bones in the tip of Mr. Depp’s right middle finger, almost completely cutting it off.”

As news spread of The Blast‘s gruesome images of the Oscar-nominated actor’s injuries, and court documents with specific allegations against Amber, fans on Twitter rushed to apologize to the Donnie Brasco star for initially not believing his side of the story. HollywoodLife also spoke EXCLUSIVELY to a source close to the Golden Globe winner, who said, “Johnny is overwhelmed by all the love and support he’s receiving from fans on Twitter. He is finally feeling vindicated after years of looking like the ‘bad guy’ and not believing his side of the story. Johnny never wanted to put Amber in a position to look like the aggressor, but he finally had enough and needed to reveal his truth. The fact that fans are now beginning to believe his account of what happened feels incredible and he’s more determined than ever to continue fighting for justice and redeem his reputation.”

Fan comments on Twitter included, “The fact that Johnny’s bruises is only one of many other photographs he has for court is so heartbreaking but also so important,” and “I’ve never been more proud of you Johnny Depp! You handled everything in a way few would have. You didn’t owe anyone anything and yet again you put yourself out there to make sure the truth comes out! You are so strong and inspire us to be so as well.” Another source we spoke with said, “Johnny is interested in the truth and he understands that takes some time once you have to battle through certain hoops and falsehoods that are always presented. And the fact that he is a big star, it’s even more of a slippery slope to deal with. But Johnny is more than happy that he is getting support from all around the world, that goes a long way but ultimately he wants his day in court to prove that what he is saying is true.”

The Blast further reported that the father-of-two claimed in Apr. 2016, he was “late for Heard’s 30th birthday dinner.” And when Johnny returned home, he claimed Amber was “upset and began criticizing him,” and then became “aggressive and violent, punching him twice in the face.”

HollywoodLife reached out to Johnny’s rep for comment, but did not receive an immediate response.

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