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Johnny Depp performs with Jeff Beck after Amber Heard admitted she can’t afford $8.3million damages

It was a cleaner-cut Johnny Depp who whipped fans into a frenzy on Sunday as he took to the stage with Jeff Beck at the Helsinki Blues Festival in Finland. 

The typically bearded actor, who recently won his defamation case against Amber Heard, was clean shaven during his first public appearance since his ex-wife admitted she can’t afford the $8.3 million in damages awarded to him during a Dateline interview last week.

Hollywood star Johnny wore a white shirt with his sleeves rolled up to show his tattoos as he sung.

Born to perform: Johnny Depp, 59, whipped fans into a frenzy as he took to the stage with Jeff Beck, 77, at the Helsinki Blues Festival in Finland on Sunday

He wore a black waistcoat and a grey hat while he shielded his eyes behind a pair of mirrored sunglasses.

Johnny waved to the crowd from the stage as he stood alongside British guitarist Jeff, 77.

Jeff wore a sleeveless denim jacket and a white T-shirt with a pair of cargo pants as he played his guitar.

Out: The actor, who recently won his defamation case against Amber Heard, was seen publicly after ex Amber admitted she can't afford the $8.3 million in damages awarded to Johnny

Out: The actor, who recently won his defamation case against Amber Heard, was seen publicly after ex Amber admitted she can’t afford the $8.3 million in damages awarded to Johnny

In style: Hollywood star Johnny wore a white shirt with his sleeves rolled up to show his tattoos as he sung

In style: Hollywood star Johnny wore a white shirt with his sleeves rolled up to show his tattoos as he sung

Johnny is teaming up with close pal Jeff on the forthcoming album, 18.

Edward Scissorhands star Johnny has been on the road performing with legendary musician Jeff and celebrating the result of his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber.

Johnny and Jeff have been friends since 2016, and the album has been in the making since 2019.

Rocker: Jeff wore a sleeveless denim jacket and a white T-shirt with a pair of cargo pants as he played his guitar

Rocker: Jeff wore a sleeveless denim jacket and a white T-shirt with a pair of cargo pants as he played his guitar

Pals: Johnny and Jeff have been friends since 2016, and the album has been in the making since 2019

Pals: Johnny and Jeff have been friends since 2016, and the album has been in the making since 2019

On show: Edward Scissorhands star Johnny has been on the road performing with legendary musician Jeff and celebrating the result of his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber

On show: Edward Scissorhands star Johnny has been on the road performing with legendary musician Jeff and celebrating the result of his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber

It includes ‘Depp originals along with a wide range of covers that touches on everything from Celtic and Motown, to the Beach Boys and Killing Joke’.

After his performance, Johnny took to social media to warn fans of fake accounts on various platforms pretending to be him.  

He wrote: ‘I’ve been made aware that there are fake accounts pretending to be me or people working with me.

Warning: After his performance, Johnny took to social media to warn fans of fake accounts on various platforms pretending to be him

Warning: After his performance, Johnny took to social media to warn fans of fake accounts on various platforms pretending to be him

‘I do not have any private or side accounts on any platforms. These are the only pages run by me and my team where we share updates and communicate: INSTAGRAM @Johnny Depp TIKTOK @Johnny Depp FACEBOOK @Johnny Depp DISCORD @Johnny Depp0854.

‘I ask that you remain cautious as it seems these fake accounts can be relentless. My team is working to combat the problem. Thank you for your continued support and for making me aware of this issue! Love & respect, JD X.’

It comes as Amber publicly admitted she can’t afford the $8.3 million in damages awarded to Johnny on June 1. 

It is unclear whether he will enforce the ruling and ask Amber to pay the high sum of money in its totality. 

Speaking out: It comes as Hollywood star Amber publicly admitted she can't afford the $8.3 million in damages awarded to Johnny on June 1

Speaking out: It comes as Hollywood star Amber publicly admitted she can’t afford the $8.3 million in damages awarded to Johnny on June 1

His lawyers have hinted that might not be the case, saying his motivation behind the lawsuit, which was to restore his reputation after Amber raised claims of domestic abuse in a 2016 Washington Op-ed, has already been achieved. 

Speaking to NBC’s Dateline last week, she chose to focus on the positives after the trial left her reputation severely bruised and her opportunities for work continue to decrease. 

The actress said that a silver lining of not being busy with work at the moment is that she can enjoy being a full-time mother to one-year-old daughter Oonagh. 

Hints: Johnny's lawyers have hinted that might not be the case, saying his motivation behind the lawsuit, which was to restore his reputation after Amber raised claims of domestic abuse in a 2016 Washington Op-ed, has already been achieved

Hints: Johnny’s lawyers have hinted that might not be the case, saying his motivation behind the lawsuit, which was to restore his reputation after Amber raised claims of domestic abuse in a 2016 Washington Op-ed, has already been achieved

In a chat screened in its entirety for the first time Friday, Amber told Dateline’s host Savannah Guthrie that she was ‘terrified’ of telling her side of the story.

The actress said she had been wounded by the ‘hate and vitriol’ directed at her, but did not regret bringing the case.

‘I know the scariest, most intimidating thing for anybody talking about sexual violence is not being believed, being called a liar, or being humiliated,’ she said.

Amber said she was not speaking out because she was ‘vindictive’.

Release: Amber released 'a binder' full of her therapist's notes, which she says prove her claims about the abuse she says she suffered at the hands of ex-husband Johnny - days after she was found guilty of defaming him

Release: Amber released ‘a binder’ full of her therapist’s notes, which she says prove her claims about the abuse she says she suffered at the hands of ex-husband Johnny – days after she was found guilty of defaming him 

‘This would be a really lousy way of getting vengeance,’ she said.

‘As silly as it is to say this out loud, my goal is – I just want people to see me as a human being.’

Amber’s interview raised eyebrows, with her repeating her defamatory allegations that he beat her.

Despite continuing to air her allegations, Amber insists that she wants nothing more than to move on with her life, telling Savannah: ‘I look forward to living my life and I have a long one, I hope, in front of me. And I will continue to walk through this with my chin up.’

In the interview, Amber admitted that she ‘absolutely still loves’ Johnny – despite branding him a ‘liar’ who swayed the jury with his ‘fantastic acting’, as well as: ‘I will [stand by my testimony] to my dying day. I know what happened to me. I’m here as a survivor,’ she said. 

‘To my dying day I will stand by every word of my testimony.’

Lawyers: The 36-year-old actress' legal team attempted to submit the notes as evidence in her case against 59-year-old Johnng (pictured in court) however a judge ruled that they were 'hearsay' and banned them from the trial

Lawyers: The 36-year-old actress’ legal team attempted to submit the notes as evidence in her case against 59-year-old Johnng (pictured in court) however a judge ruled that they were ‘hearsay’ and banned them from the trial 

Yet on Friday, shortly before the interview aired, Amber’s team insisted they were unrepentant.

‘If Mr Depp or his team have a problem with this, we recommend that Johnny himself sit down with Savannah Guthrie for an hour and answer all her questions,’ a spokesperson told MailOnline, as Amber branded Johnny, a ‘liar’ and doubled down on claims that he beat her and sexually assaulted her during their relationship.  

Amber also released a ‘binder full’ of notes from her therapist, which she claims is fresh evidence proving her allegations of physical and sexual abuse against her by Depp – despite the notes already being dismissed by the judge. 

Amber  turned over ‘years’ worth’ of notes taken by her therapist detailing instances when she says the actor ‘hit her, threw her against a wall, and threatened to kill her’. 

Couple: When asked whether she still 'loves' her ex-husband, the actress (seen with Depp in 2015) replied: 'Yes. Yes. Absolutely, absolutely I love him... I have no bad feelings or ill will towards him at all'

Couple: When asked whether she still ‘loves’ her ex-husband, the actress (seen with Depp in 2015) replied: ‘Yes. Yes. Absolutely, absolutely I love him… I have no bad feelings or ill will towards him at all’

Notes: Amber has handed over the notes (pictured) to NBC's Dateline as part of a wide-ranging sit-down interview with Savannah Guthrie, which aired on Friday

Notes: Amber has handed over the notes (pictured) to NBC’s Dateline as part of a wide-ranging sit-down interview with Savannah Guthrie, which aired on Friday

Looking in: According to Savannah and Dateline, which was given access to the so-called 'binder', the notes contain descriptions of violence dating back to January 2012, when 'Heard told her therapist Depp 'hit her, threw her on the floor''

Looking in: According to Savannah and Dateline, which was given access to the so-called ‘binder’, the notes contain descriptions of violence dating back to January 2012, when ‘Heard told her therapist Depp ‘hit her, threw her on the floor”

However, the judge in her trial against Johnny had already dismissed the notes as ‘hearsay’ and barred her legal team from submitting the documents as evidence.

Nevertheless, the actress has now gone public with the binder, which ‘dates back to 2011 from the very beginning of her relationship’.

The notes contain descriptions of violence dating back to January 2012, when ‘Heard told her therapist Depp “hit her, threw her on the floor”‘. 

Eight months after that he ‘ripped her nightgown, threw her on the bed’ and then in 2013 ‘he threw her against a wall and threatened to kill her’, the notes allege. 

Earlier this month, a jury ruled that Amber defamed her ex-husband by publishing a piece about being a sexual assault survivor in the Washington Post. 

She was ordered to pay Johnny $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, although the second payment was reduced to $350,000 per Virginia law by the judge. 

She was awarded a relatively paltry $2 million in compensatory damages, meaning that Johnny walked away from the case with Amber owing him $8.35 million.

Heard faces FURIOUS backlash online for REPEATING abuse allegations against Depp in Today interview

BY LILLIAN GISSEN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM 

Twitter users unleashed a furious tirade on Amber Heard after she sat down for an explosive interview with the Today show in which she discussed the ‘unfair’ verdict in her defamation trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp, calling the interview ‘painful to watch’ and claiming that they’ve ‘heard enough of her sickening lies.’

During the shocking new interview, the actress insisted that she’s going to ‘stand by every word of her testimony until the day she dies,’ less than two weeks after she was found guilty of defaming her ex by claiming that he abused her during their marriage.

The 36-year-old blasted Depp, 59, as a ‘liar’ and reiterated her claims that he beat her during their marriage, while speaking to Today host Savannah Guthrie.

Now, the Aquaman star is facing fierce backlash from social media users – with one

accusing her of ‘acting’ throughout the appearance and another saying it made them ‘sick to their stomach’ to listen to her ‘bull s**t.’

‘I’ve heard enough of her sickening lies,’ one person wrote on Twitter after the interview aired.

‘She is such a liar that is just painful to watch,’ added another, while someone else said, ‘And the Oscar goes to…’

A fourth tweet read, ‘Contrived performance yet again.’

Other viewers tweeted, ‘She needs professional help,’ and, ‘What a sad human being.’

‘I’m sick of listening to her BS. Listening to her made me sick to my stomach. She contradicts herself constantly. her 15 minutes of fame is over,’ wrote a different Twitter user.

Another person slammed the Today show for ‘enabling an abuser,’ while someone else said the network has ‘sunk to a new low,’ and a third bashed them for ‘giving credit to a manipulative piece of s**t like Heard.’

‘Nobody believes her Savannah. Give it up and stop interviewing abusers,’ responded one disgruntled Twitter user.

 

‘Shame on you. Women do tell lies, they are not always truthful, and this witch got caught. Her reputation is done.’

Another wrote, ‘Quit enabling this abuser and stop giving her air time. She said she wanted to move on, so why is she not?’

‘Nice to see news [organizations] still giving credit to a manipulative piece of s**t like Amber Heard,’ agreed someone else.

‘If this trial had gone the other way, no chance in Hell we’d see any news org even touch Johnny Depp. But that’s the news nowadays – needs viewers, clicks, and money.’ 

‘As if she was not given a chance to prove her side in the court?’ asked a different user. ‘Now NBC has given [her] that opportunity? I hate [NBC] to the core.’

‘So sad. The Today show has sunk to a new low,’ read another tweet.

‘Enough already – these two celebrities have gotten more court time and TV time than important things. Stop covering this toxic slurry relationship… Please!’ begged a different person.

‘She’s a liar. Why would she be given a platform to continue to lie?’ tweeted one viewer, while another called it a ‘total waste of broadcast time.’

‘NBC gives domestic abusers the spotlight. Shame on NBC,’ wrote another user.

Someone else said, ‘Interview the abuser and promote her lies, meanwhile, ignore the victim.’

‘Why the Hell are you seriously allowing this abuser a platform? It’s shameful, it really is. Stop enabling her,’ read a different tweet.

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