Johnny Depp’s popularity only seems to keep rising

For two months, the much-discussed defamation lawsuit of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard divided Hollywood. The case went to court after Depp sued Heard for defamation over her 2018 opinion piece in The Washington Post, who claimed she was the victim of abuse. In response to Depp’s filing, Heard filed a counterclaim for $100 million, per The Hollywood Reporter† Although the case has since been closed and the jury ruled in Depp’s favor, celebrities (and the general public) still have many opinions.

Depp’s supporters have been much louder than Heard’s during their feud. At the time of writing, 4.6 million people have it petition to remove Heard from Aquaman 2, and celebrities like Winona Ryder and Javier Bardem have spoken out in defense of Depp, according to the independent† “The idea that [Johnny] is an incredibly violent person is furthest from the Johnny I knew and loved,” Ryder said in a statement. Bardem supported the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor, calling him a “truly caring and loving man.”

It seems that Depp is eager to put the drama with Heard behind him, as days after the verdict, Depp announced a new album in collaboration with Jeff Beck. In the wake of his trial win, Depp launched a rebrand by joining TikTok and his first post, dedicated to its “most valued, loyal and unwavering supporters”, has received more than 12 million likes. And there are other signs that Depp’s popularity continues to rise.

Johnny Depp film prop is sold for a lot of money

Johnny Depp’s fans have made it clear that they’re not going anywhere, and they’re thrilled to see him back in the spotlight.

For proof, just look at the actor’s emotional Instagram comment to the verdict, which received no less than 19.2 million likes. Depp’s followers also rose from 12 million to 26 million after the trial, which Koimoic reports is an increase of 116%. In addition to social media, fans are clamoring for all the Depp paraphernalia they can find. According to TMZ, there has been a surge in value in his movie props, the most famous of which is the insert hand Depp wore in the cult film “Edward Scissorhands.” In fact, the prop just sold for $81,250, despite only expecting between $30,000 and $50,000 during the trial period. Experts then expect that the motorcycle Depp rode on “Cry Baby” will be auctioned from $250,000.

Meanwhile, fans point to the irony of Depp’s successful “Scissorhand” sale, as Amber Heard previously shadowed him for convincing the world he had “scissors for fingers” during a recent NBC interview. An user tweeted“But wait…I thought those were [Johnny’s] real hands.” Another one joked“According to Amber, those are [Johnny’s] real fingers, so of course it will double in the auction.”

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