Veritas Numquam Perit (Truth Never Perishes)! Those are the words that are echoing across the world as the seven-member jury in Virginia awarded the 58-year-old actor $15 million in damages after finding that a 2018 article penned by Heard on her experience of “sexual violence” was defamatory to Depp.
The verdict sets a fine example that the position will now return to innocent until proven guilty, both within the courts and in the media. It’s a hope for both men, and women, who struggle each day like Johnny. Read on to learn more about Johnny’s reaction to this victory.
The Jury Gave Me My Life Back…
The world was beginning to learn the truth as the bitterly-fought six-week trial riding on lurid claims and counterclaims unfolded between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard. Yes, Johnny has been a victim of domestic abuse, and has now set an example in front of the world that men too can be victims!
Six years ago, “The Pirate of the Caribbean” star’s life changed. Hollywood shut its door on his face amid Amber’s false allegations of sexual and domestic abuse. In a heartfelt letter, Johnny revealed what he feels after his victory. Johnny has now posted his feeling on Facebook after this much-awaited verdict that has granted him his life back. He wrote:
“Six years ago, my life, the life of my children, the lives of those closest to me, and also, the lives of the people, who for many, many years, supported and believed in me were forever changed…All in the blink of an eye.
False, very serious and criminal allegations were levied against me via the media, which triggered an endless barrage of hateful content, although the charges were never brought against me. It has already travelled around the world twice in a nanosecond and it had a seismic impact on my life and my career.”
He added, “And six years late, the jury gave me my life back. I am truly humbled. My decision to pursue this case, knowing very well the height of the legal hurdles that I would be facing and the inevitable, worldwide spectacle in my life, was only made after considerable thought.
From the very beginning, the goal of bringing this case was to reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome. Speaking the truth was something that I owed to my children and to all those who have remained steadfast in their support of me. I feel at peace knowing I have finally accomplished that.
Johnny went on thanking the judge and his hard-working lawyers who used their last sweat to bring forward the truth to the jury. He wrote, “I am, and have been, overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and colossal support and kindness from around the world. I hope that my quest to have the truth be told will have helped others, men or women, who have found themselves in my situation, and that those supporting them never give up.”
He added, “I hope the position will now return to innocent until proven guilty, both within the courts and in media. I wish to acknowledge the noble work of the judge, the jurors, the court staff and the Sheriffs who have sacrificed their own time to get to the point, and to my diligent and unravelling legal team who did an extraordinary job in helping me to share the truth.
The best is yet to come and a new chapter has finally begun.
Veritas Numquam Perit,
Truth Never Perishes
The verdict has invited overwhelming support from fans across the world. Today, not only Depp has won, but the entire legal system has! The verdict is in itself an example that laws are not biased and truth always triumphs. What do you think about Johnny’s reaction? Shoot your thoughts.