On Tuesday, June 7, Johnny Depp posted a 30 seconds video on TikTok thanking his fans for their support during and after the defamation trial with Amber Heard. That was his first TikTok video, and it gathered over 300,000 views in the first 15 minutes of being online.
Shortly after, Heard responded in disgust to the video where Depp wrote to his fans: "We will all move forward together." She proclaimed, "as Johnny Depp says he's 'moving forward, women's rights are moving backward."
So far, the video the 58-year-old favorite of the defamation trial posted has gotten about 11.8 million likes, over 41 million views, and over 470,000 comments. The account also has almost 15 million followers already.
The TikTok video compilation slip showed a video of him arriving at the courthouse to meet a crowd of fans proclaiming their support for him. It also included another video of him playing the guitar with his friend Jeff Beck's band.
He captioned it: "To all of my most treasured, loyal, and unwavering supporters. We've been everywhere together, we have seen everything together. We have walked the same road together. We did the right thing together, all because you cared. And now, we will all move forward together.
"You are, as always, my employers, and once again, I am whittled down to no way to say thank you other than just by saying thank you. So, thank you. My love & respect, JD."
Fans were elated to see him on TikTok and receive a message of appreciation from him on his first TikTok video.
After several months of going back and forth with the defamation trial that had many people glued to their screens, it was a welcome distraction.
TikTok fans proclaimed their support for him in the comment section. One exclaimed: "JOHNNY'S FIRST TIKTOK!"
Another wrote: "We always stand with you, Johnny!"
That same Tuesday, Heard issued a statement where she wrote about how Depp's message of 'moving forward' implied 'moving backward' for women's rights. She added: "The verdict's message to victims of domestic violence is ... be afraid to stand up and speak out."
Also, Depp's most famous lawyer, Camille Vasquez, an indisputable star of the trial, was promoted to partner at her law firm. She has been very popular on TikTok since the first time she shut down Amber Heard in court, leaving Heard no room for a comeback.
Her firm released this announcement: "Vasquez was a key member of the litigation team that won a jury verdict on June 1, 2022, for actor Johnny Depp in his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard. Historically, we have reserved this announcement for the end of our fiscal year.
"But Camille's performance during the Johnny Depp trial proved to the world that she was ready to take this next step now. We are incredibly proud of her and look forward to what she will accomplish as our newest partner."
Vasquez did play a vital role in the defamation trial between Heard and Depp, where Depp sued his ex-wife over an op-ed she wrote in 2018, describing Depp as an abuser.
The jury ruled in Depp's favor, proving that Heard did defame him and that even men can be victims of such violence.
Heard is required to pay $8 million after deductions but said she couldn't afford to.
She disagrees with the jury's verdict and has said that the ruling is a setback for victims of domestic violence. She continues to claim that Depp abused her throughout their marriage and says the trial's outcome proves how powerful Depp is.