Johnny Depp & Amber Heard

Amber Heard has reacted to Johnny Depp’s first TikTok video. Image via @slamtruckingllc @sagesurge/Instagram

Johnny Depp’s ‘moving forward’ TikTok video angers Amber Heard [watch]

Johnny Depp’s first TikTok message to fans has rubbed his ex-wife Amber Heard up the wrong way. Take a look…

Johnny Depp & Amber Heard

Amber Heard has reacted to Johnny Depp’s first TikTok video. Image via @slamtruckingllc @sagesurge/Instagram

Johnny Depp has been in cheerful spirits since winning his defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard, but his messages to fans have ruffled the actress’ feathers.

On Tuesday 7 June, the 36-year-old actress reacted to the 59-year-old actor’s very first TikTok video about “moving forward” which he directed to his fans. The Aquaman actress has also broken her silence after his statement that he released on 1 June upon winning the case.

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Depp finally joined his legion of fans on the social media platform on Monday 6 June, getting over 3 million followers in 24 hours.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star eventually posted his first video on Tuesday, which was a montage showing his supporters cheering him on as he travelled to the Fairfax County Courthouse in Virginia, during his six-week-long trial. It also included scenes from his performances in the United Kingdom alongside Jeff Beck.

“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,” Depp wrote in his first post.


According to, Heard released a statement through her spokesperson on the same day, lashing out at Depp’s message.

“As Johnny Depp says he’s ‘moving forward,’ women’s rights are moving backward. The verdict’s message to victims of domestic violence is…be afraid to stand up and speak out,” she said through a spokesperson.

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The defamation trial ended in a sweet victory for Depp who expressed in a statement that he feels “truly humbled” by the verdict and that “the jury gave him his life back.”

Depp had been suing Heard for $50 million (R800 million) for implying he abused her in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed.

Although the Justice League actress didn’t name him, he claimed her allegations impacted his ability to work. In turn, Heard pursued a $100m (R1.6 billion) counterclaim.

Handing down the verdict, the jury found that Heard defamed Depp on all three counts and awarded him $10m (R160 million) in compensatory damages and $5m (R80 million) in punitive damages.

Even though Depp was awarded a total of $15 million in damages, Judge Penney Azcarate lowered the verdict to a total of $10.35 million because punitive damages are capped at $350 000 in Virginia.

On the other hand, Heard was found to have a partial win in her case and was awarded $2m (R31 million) in compensatory damages, but no punitive damages.