After a six-week trial and the presentation of evidence by both actors, this June 1 jury found that Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamed each other: she must pay USD 15 million and he USD 2 million.
Since the sessions of this legal process were televised and the videos were broadcast publicly, there was many people interested in knowing the final verdict in addition to the fact that the situation between the couple began several years ago.
Believe all women… except Amber Heard.
$15,000,000 in compensatory and punitive damages to Depp, and perhaps a case that could end the effective rabid femminist notion that all men are guilty before being proven innocent that we've seen as of late.
She's just that terrible!
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 1, 2022
Today was the day Mrs. Heard ALMOST caught Captain Jack Sparrow
— Zer0 🏳️🌈 (@Zer0MainsRiley) June 1, 2022
Before the announcement of the result of this trial, hundreds of Internet users they created all kinds of memes and phrases, in addition to sharing their reactions, because apparently they were waiting for the verdict from their jobs.
Amber Heard after paying the compensation: pic.twitter.com/1R6G5QyKeR
— Mohamed Enieb (@its_menieb) June 1, 2022
Particularly, people remembered a scene from Pirates of the Caribbean where Jack Sparrow manages to cheat a capture, then the character played by Johnny Depp says “You will remember this as the day you almost managed to capture Captain Jack Sparrow”making an analogy with the legal process against Amber Heard.
Part of the allegations presented by Johnny Depp were related to the defamation that Amber Heard caused, causing him to lose important roles with Warner Brothers and DisneyGiven this, an Internet user created an image where these companies returned to “beg” the actor to return to work with them after the outcome of the trial.
I just saw a tweet saying “Johnny Depp will be having a mega pint today” and I’ve never loved something more on my life.
— Alex Warren (@alexwaarren) June 1, 2022
Depp welcomed the result of the verdict and assured that he came back to life. “The jury gave me my life back. I feel truly honoredDepp said in a statement. “From the beginning, the goal of bringing this case was to reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome,” he added in his statement.
Although the jury determined that there was mutual defamation, many Internet users called to celebrate “Depp’s triumph” with alcoholic beverages.
As The Simpson It is one of the series that has more “meme templates”the case of this pair of actors could not be the exception of having a meme, several Internet users spread the image of Homer Simpson dressed elegantly “to see the result of the trial.”
There was also another about those who were desperately waiting for the verdict.
The verdicts end a televised trial that Depp hoped would help restore his reputation, though it became the spectacle of a flawed marriage..
Throughout the trial, fans, overwhelmingly on Depp’s side, queued overnight for one of the coveted seats in court. Those who couldn’t get in crowded the street to cheer Depp and boo Heard when one of them appeared outside court.
On the other hand, there was a lot of flattery to the team of lawyers of Johnny Depp, some netizen made an edition where placed Saul Goodman from Better Call Saul as one of his litigantssince this character is characterized by being excellent in his work in that fiction and also in the series Breaking Bad.
It’s important to remember that Depp sued his ex-wife for defamation in Fairfax County Circuit Court over the op-ed he published in 2018. His lawyers said the article defamed him even though it never mentioned his name.
Most of the memes alluded to Amber Heard’s apparent disappointment at not being victorious in court. “The disappointment I feel today is beyond words.
I am heartbroken that the mountain of evidence was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power and influence of my ex-husband,” the actress said in a statement released shortly after the verdict was read in Virginia.