Legendary arduous rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, Yngwie Malmsteen) has weighed in on actor Johnny Depp‘s extremely publicized defamation trial towards his ex-wife Amber Heard.
Earlier right this moment (Wednesday, June 1),a jury in Fairfax, Virginia awarded Depp $15 million in damages towards Heard over the 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Publish that claimed she was a sufferer of home abuse. The five-man, two-woman civil jury later added $2 million in damages to Heard in her counterclaim. Depp has denied any bodily or sexual abuse and says Heard concocted the claims to destroy his fame.
A short while after the decision was made public, Turner took to his social media to write down: “Having adopted the Depp vs Heard trial with nice consideration and element and paired with my very own private expertise, I consider I could make an informed judgment in favor of Mr. Depp.
“The World should perceive that IPV (Intimate Private Violence) isn’t selective to a specific gender, it may well have an effect on anybody, anyplace at anytime. A sufferer has no gender specifics…Interval. #MENTOO!”
One other musician who weighed in on the decision is AEROSMITH‘s Joe Perry, a bandmate of Depp‘s within the HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES. He wrote on Instagram: “Proud and comfortable for Johnnys large win right this moment. We by no means doubted something, we all the time knew the reality, and that the reality would prevail… Congratulations on getting your life again right this moment !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Depp, 58, sued Heard, 36, for $50 million, alleging she defamed him in The Washington Publish column by which she described herself as “a public determine representing home abuse.” His attorneys mentioned he was defamed by the article regardless that it by no means talked about his identify.
Heard filed a $100 million counterclaim towards Depp for statements made by his former lawyer Adam Waldman, who accused Heard of staging an “abuse hoax” within the Day by day Mail. The jury discovered Heard proved defamation on one of many counts her authorized workforce introduced in its counterclaim.
Having adopted the Depp vs Heard trial with nice consideration and element and paired with my very own private expertise, I…
Posted by Joe Lynn Turner on Wednesday, June 1, 2022