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Johnny Depp Makes Over whopping $3.6 Million After Debut Art Collection Sells Out in Hours

Johnny Depp is earning millions with his art. This is perhaps the fastest-selling collection up to date. The 780 prints, which were made available for purchase on Thursday through the Castle Fine Art gallery in London, sold out “almost immediately,” according to The Sunday-Times, garnering the 59-year-old actor almost $3.6 million.

Artist: Johnny Depp, 59, has sold his debut artwork collection for a jaw-dropping £3M just hours after announcing the sale

Four portraits of Bob Dylan, Elizabeth Taylor, Al Pacino, and Keith Richards are included in the “Friends & Heroes” collection, which is his first official effort and is available both separately and as a set. Depp reportedly concentrated on “people he has known well, and who have inspired him as a person,” according to the gallery.

“Each image is an intimate reflection of their character in Johnny’s eyes; a portrayal of how they have revealed themselves to him,” Castle Fine Art said of the pop-meets-street art. “From his dear friend Keith Richards, who inspired the mannerisms of the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow, to Bob Dylan, whose creative influence on the artist is seen in his vivid and immortal portrayal by Johnny.”

Each limited edition portrait is listed online for $3,973, with the set of four on sale for $15,040.

Pop art: His collection focused on 'Friends & Heroes,' and included pop-art style pieces of Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Elizabeth Taylor and Al Pacino (Bob Dylan piece, sold for $4,800 (£3,950)
Feeling: Explaining that it's the intersection of 'Pop Art' and 'Street Art', the collection is also dubbed 'pop art with a feeling' (Elizabeth Taylor piece, sold for $4,800 (£3,950)Paintings: 'I’ve always used art to express my feelings and to reflect on those who matter most to me, like my family, friends and people I admire,' he explained (Al Pacino and Keith Richards pieces both sold for $4,800 (£3,950)My paintings surround my life, but I kept them to myself and limited myself. No one should ever limit themselves,' continued Johnny

“I’ve always used art to express my feelings, and to reflect on those who matter most to me, like my family, friends and people I admire,” Depp said in a statement shared by the gallery. “My paintings surround my life, but I kept them to myself and limited myself. No one should ever limit themselves.”

The gallery shared a behind-the-scenes image of Depp painting in the studio on Instagram before the film’s debut on Thursday. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor posted a photo of himself with the four-part set that was framed and displayed on a wall the same day.

Fans demanded for the collection, and “this world-first release proved to be our fastest-selling collection to date, selling out in just hours,” Castle Fine Art said.

The sale happened a few weeks after the judge rejected his ex-wife Amber Heard’s plea for a mistrial and said that the Virginia defamation trial judgement is still valid. On June 1, the seven-person jury delivered its decision, largely siding with Depp and paying him more than $10 million in damages. For one of her defamation countersuit claims, Heard, received a $2 million award.

Heard appealed the $2 million verdict in Heard’s countersuit to the Virginia Court of Appeals on July 21, one week after a judge denied the actress’ request for a mistrial. Depp filed his own notice of appeal the following day.

Depp has been touring abroad with Jeff Beck, with whom he co-released an album, in the weeks following the trial. In a sit-down interview with Savannah Guthrie of NBC News, Heard stated that she still has “no ill will” against Depp and that she stands by every word of her testimony.

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Amber Heard Officially Files To Appeal Johnny Depp Defamation Verdict

A ‘just and fair verdict’ was allegedly prevented by ‘errors’ in the actress’s well-publicized libel suit with her ex-husband Johnny Depp, according to documents the actress’ legal team submitted on Thursday to the Virginia Court of Appeals.

Heard’s 2018 op-ed in the Washington Post, in which she identified herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse,” served as the central focus of the trial.

Amber Heard Officially Files to Appeal Verdict in Johnny Depp Trial |  PEOPLE.com

Despite the fact that Depp was not specifically mentioned in the piece, his legal team was successful in convincing the jury that it was libelous against him.

Depp received $15 million in damages from the judge, later reduced to $10.35 million, and Heard received $2 million in damages in a separate counterclaim.

As they seemed confident that the trial’s initial decision would hold, Depp’s team replied to the news that the appeal had been officially filed with assurance.

Johnny Depp may end up back in court if the appeal goes through. Credit: Alamy

A spokesperson for Depp said: “The jury listened to the extensive evidence presented during the six-week trial and came to a clear and unanimous verdict that the defendant herself defamed Mr. Depp, in multiple instances.

“We remain confident in our case and that this verdict will stand.”

Heard made it known last month that she intended to appeal the verdict, so Depp’s legal team was not surprised to learn of the appeal.

To make it work, her legal team will need to show there were mistakes made during the trial or in the judge’s interpretation of the law, something Depp’s attorneys are convinced won’t happen.

Heard’s decision to appeal was described in a statement made on her behalf by a spokesman, who also criticized the “Twitter bonfires” they anticipated would “ignite” upon hearing that the appeal had been filed.

Amber Heard set to appeal verdict after being ordered to pay Johnny Depp  $15m in damages - Daily Record

They said: “We believe the court made errors that prevented a just and fair verdict consistent with the First Amendment. We are therefore appealing the verdict.

“While we realize today’s filing will ignite the Twitter bonfires, there are steps we need to take to ensure both fairness and justice.”

Although Heard’s attorney has already stated that she is unable to pay the $10.35 million in damages that the court has ordered her to pay to Depp, she will be required to post the damages she has been ordered to pay as a bond.

A retrial was requested by Heard’s team earlier this month, citing among other things the claims that one of the jurors served on the panel in an identity-related matter.

Amber Heard officially files to appeal verdict in Johnny Depp libel trial -  reporterwings

However, Judge Penney Azcarate rejected the request for a retrial, saying that the juror in question was ‘vetted, sat for the entire jury, deliberated, and reached a verdict’.

Responding to news that the chance of a retrial had been quashed, Depp’s team called the attempts ‘baseless’ and ‘frivolous’.

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‘Johnny Depp Shot’ for Men Feeling ‘Unsafe’ at Bar Sparks Controversy

This week, an alleged flyer for a Johnny Depp-themed drink that was found in the men’s room of an unnamed bar went viral online. The flier was first posted on Reddit by user u/lamodamo123, where it attracted more than 38,000 upvotes and 1,700 comments.

Bar divides opinion with Johnny Depp shot, created so men can discreetly ask for help

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in four American men experiences intimate partner violence, which includes pushing, shoving, and slapping.

The sign, originally shared on Reddit, said: “Feeling unsafe or scared, just come to the bar and order a Johnny Depp shot,” and included three versions of the shot that will prompt different responses and actions from the bar employees.

It states that if you order “neat,” a staff will safely walk you out of the establishment. A bar employee will call a taxi for you if you request it “on the rocks,” and the police will be called if you want it “with lime.”

“We will handle things discreetly and without fuss,” the sign explained at the bottom.

The drink is thought to be a variation of the Angel Shot, which was developed to help women who might feel threatened or uneasy with other customers.

While the Angel Shot has received praise for its innovative idea, the shot named after the Edward Scissorhands actor has received conflicting feedback thus far.

Many people are expressing their opinions after a Twitter user shared the placard on the social media site.

One user wrote: “There’s a long way to go but Johnny is already making a difference for male targets of abuse.”

Another said: “I’m glad you highlighted this was in a male bathroom. I’ve seen posters for the angel shots & glad there’s a male equivalent!”

A third commented: “Absolutely love this so glad male victims are being [recognized] as victims too and they are making positive changes so male victims can come forward.”

Due to the actor’s recent defamation trial against his 36-year-old ex-wife Amber Heard, several people objected to the sign’s name.

One user wrote: “A) Yes, everyone should be able to have access to help without alerting whoever they’re with for safety. B) This is the dumbest possible thing they could’ve called it.”

Another commented: “I hope they have the same in the girl’s toilets and not just the men bc??? ‘We will call the police’ does sound a bit unhinged tho. Highly doubt they’ll call the police on any client who asks without questions?? The signs for women never say that.”

After information about his relationship with the Aquaman actress surfaced during the widely-publicized six-week defamation case in Fairfax, Virginia, the tavern reportedly dubbed its drink the “Johnny Depp shot.”

The Danish Girl actress Amber was found guilty of defaming Johnny Depp in an opinion piece she wrote for the Washington Post in 2018.

Johnny Depp Shot:' US bar sells new drink to help men feeling 'unsafe and  scared'

Depp’s legal team claimed that the article was defamatory against her ex-husband even though he wasn’t mentioned in the passage where she claimed she had been the victim of domestic abuse.

He was given $10.4 million in compensation and punitive damages by the court after they agreed. Out of the $100 million in compensatory damages that Heard sought in her countersuit, she was given $2 million.

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Mickey Rourke claims Amber Heard is a ‘gold digger’ as her request for a retrial against Johnny Depp is rejected.

UUS actor Mickey Rourke has weighed in on the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp saga and spoke about how he also got unfairly canceled after a false allegation against the celebrity cost him both his reputation and career.

US actor Mickey Rourke said he feels bad for Johnny Depp. Picture: Getty Images

As he commented on the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp controversy, US actor Mickey Rourke claimed he was wrongly fired from a role after someone made an accusation against him, costing him both his reputation and career.

After a jury determined that Johnny Depp had been slandered by his ex-wife, the 69-year-old actor admitted to Piers Morgan that he felt awful for his friend and fellow performer Depp.

“I felt bad for somebody that’s trying to get chopped down by some gold digger, you know?” he told Piers Morgan Uncensored, which aired on Tuesday night.

Acrimonious: Johnny won his libel case against Amber, 36, (pictured) in June, saying he now has 'his life back' after the jury ruled he was defamed and awarded him $15million

Morgan asked whether he believes Heard is a gold digger, to which Rourke fiercely replied, “abso-f**king-lutely. Absolutely”.

Rourke then cited a similar experience to Depp.

“I’ve known Johnny for many years but I don’t really know him intimately,” he said.

“All I can say is I was in a situation one time where I got blamed for something I didn’t do. It cost me movie jobs for several years and it caused me a bad reputation finally, the truth came out but the truth came out after I lost movies and lost jobs.”

Not holding back: Piers asked Mickey if he thought Amber is a gold-digger and he replied: 'Abso- f***ing-lutely. Absolutely'

After detailing her experiences as a victim of domestic violence in a 2018 op-ed, Heard was found guilty of three defamation accusations brought by her ex-husband.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor asserted his career was “done” the moment the charges were published, despite the fact that she never specifically identified Depp by name.

However, a judge found that the claims she made about her marriage were “false” and that she had acted with “actual malice”.

Of the USD$50 million he claimed in damages, she was ordered to pay her ex-husband US$10.35 million in compensation.

Once so close: Mickey (left) and Johnny (right ) - who worked together on 2003's Once Upon A Time In Mexico - seen together in 1993

A 43-page document asking for a fresh trial or for the verdict to be “set aside” was presented to the Fairfax County Circuit Court on Friday. The document was rejected by a Virginia court on Wednesday.

In response, Heard’s attorneys claimed that the jury’s $10.35m verdict was “inconsistent and irreconcilable” with its finding that she and Depp had defamed one another.

“The juror was vetted, sat for the entire jury, deliberated, and reached a verdict,” Judge Azcarate wrote in a statement on Wednesday.

“The only evidence before this court is that this juror and all jurors followed their oaths, the court’s instructions, and orders.

Mickey Rourke claims Amber Heard is a 'f***ing gold digger' as her request  for a retrial against Johnny Depp is rejected | Sky News Australia

“This court is bound by the competent decision of the jury.” 

When asked what he thought of Heard, Mickey played it safe. ‘I have no idea, I don’t know anything about her. I know nothing about her at all.’

He then got back to Johnny. ‘I think he’s a really good guy, always been low key, a gentleman,’ said the former boxer.

The second part of Piers Morgan’s Mickey Rourke interview aired on Tuesday on Piers Morgan Uncensored at 8 pm.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

US Judge rejects Amber Heard bid for a new trial with Johnny Depp

On Wednesday, a judge denied Amber Heard’s request for a new trial in her defamation dispute with ex-husband Johnny Depp. The judge also dismissed her attorneys’ claim that one of the jurors had been selected inappropriately.

When a jury in Fairfax County, Virginia, found Heard had slandered “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Depp in a newspaper opinion piece, they sentenced her to pay Depp $10.35 million in damages.

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Jurors determined last month that Heard had in fact defamed her former spouse when she claimed to be a victim of domestic abuse after the celebrity ex-couple had fought for weeks in court. Depp was given over $8 million by the jury, and his supporters have since hailed his success as evidence that he was the true victim of their tumultuous marriage.

Heard, along with her legal counsel, did not accept defeat kindly and has persisted in contesting the decision.

Judge denies Amber Heard's motion to end Johnny Depp trial - Los Angeles  Times

They requested that the judgment be overturned or a new trial is scheduled in a 48-page filing earlier this month, according to MailOnline, on the grounds that the initial case “proceeded solely on a defamation by implication theory, abandoning any claims that Ms. Heard’s statements were actually false.”

Heard’s team also referenced Juror 15’s claimed improper vetting in the court brief as justification for a new trial. The potential juror answered a summons for a jury that was sent to his father, who has the same name and address.

“The court cannot assume, as Mr. Depp asks it to, that Juror 15’s apparently improper service was an innocent mistake. It could have been an intentional attempt to serve on the jury of a high-profile case,” Heard’s lawyers wrote in the filing.

Judge Penney Azcarate, who presided over the trial earlier this year, was not persuaded to reopen the case despite their arguments.

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Judge Azcarate dismissed their request for a retrial in a written order issued yesterday (July 13), stating that the grievance against Juror 15 was irrelevant.

“The juror was vetted, sat for the entire jury, deliberated, and reached a verdict,” said Azcarate, adding: “The only evidence before this court is that this juror and all jurors followed their oaths, the court’s instructions, and orders. This court is bound by the competent decision of the jury.”

Heard can still appeal the verdict at the Virginia Court of Appeals.

Source: vt.co

Johnny Depp lands film role as playboy king Louis XV after explosive Amber Heard trial

Following Depp’s dramatic defamation trial victory over ex-wife Amber Heard, the streaming giant famed for successes like “Stranger Things,” “Bridgerton,” and “Squid Game” is planning to license and stream the actor’s upcoming film.

It is unclear what Depp will make on his latest film, but the once in demand actor has an up-front starting fee of $20 million for any role. Depp was pictured on July 6, 2022 meeting his fans in Hesse, Germany

Bloomberg News reported on Thursday that Netflix will provide financial support for the French period epic “La Favorite,” in which Depp will play King Louis XV.

According to a source close to Netflix, the streaming service will only license the movie to France for a window of 15 months following its theatrical premiere. Netflix did not comment.

The film, which was directed by Maiwenn Le Besco, is scheduled to hit French theatres in 2023 and become available on French Netflix 15 months later. Whether or when the movie will be accessible on Netflix internationally is unknown.

The film will be directed by Maiwenn Le Besco, who will also star opposite Depp in the movie
Portrait of Louis XV

 “La Favorite” marks Depp’s first movie role since Hollywood shunned the actor after Heard made domestic violence accusations against him. n a harrowing defamation case against Heard, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages in June.

Heard, who made comparable claims, received a $2 million award from the same jury. The actress from “Aquaman” has stated she will appeal.

Amber Heard is seen in Fairfax, Virginia during the trial with Depp. Heard was awarded $2 million

Netflix and other streaming services are anticipated to invest a portion of their earnings in regional films as a result of a recent agreement with French film guilds. Due to its popularity with French television programs like “Lupin” and “Call My Agent,” the streaming behemoth announced that it would spend a total of $40.7 million on French films in 2022.

Asterix & Obelix: l’Empire du Milieu, a comedy directed by Guillaume Canet, and “Chien et chat,” a film by actress and filmmaker Reem Kherici, are among the next French movies that Netflix has chosen.

Source: nypost.com