Team Amber: Celebrities who voiced their support in Johnny Depp’s $100 million trial

A gory tale worthy of any Hollywood psychodrama, the ex-spouse defamation lawsuit showdown between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has taken the country by storm, leaving the public and celebrities lining up to choose a side.

In one corner is Depp; the Hollywood heartthrob who has spent over three decades in the public life, the No. 1 A-lister for a while, and the beloved character Captain Jack Sparrow’s Creator.

And in the other corner, his not-so-famous, not-so-famous, not-so-beloved ex-wife Hurd, and a sip of public sympathy to draw from.

While Depp, 58, brought his signature flattering charisma to court and won the support of dozens of celebrities who have worked with him in show business and have known them over the years, Hurd, 36, found it difficult Get support.

But some celebrities have come forward to support the Aquaman actress. So who are they?

Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin came out in support of Hurd as trial began, responded to her message on Twitter

Kathy Griffin came out in support of Hurd as trial began, responded to her message on Twitter

Kathy Griffin, 61, came out in support of Hurd after the actress tweeted that she would be taking a social media break during the trial.

She commented on Heard’s announcement: “Oh doll. I’m thinking of you, sending all the love.

Griffin, an Emmy-winning comedian and LGBQT activist, sparked a U.S. Secret Service investigation into her in 2017 when she wore a stylized mask of Donald Trump’s beheading.

Her support for Heard extended to accusing Depp fans of being “apparently well-funded” and organizing an online campaign against his ex-wife.

Howard Stern

Howard Stern Shows He's Not a Fan of Johnny Depp, Criticizes His Defamation Lawsuit, Says He Can 'Take America's Pants' and Labels Him a 'Narsseer'

Howard Stern Shows He’s Not a Fan of Johnny Depp, Criticizes His Defamation Lawsuit, Says He Can ‘Take America’s Pants’ and Labels Him a ‘Narsseer’

Stern, a 68-year-old veteran stunner who was never afraid to speak his mind, confronted Depp on SiriusXM in late April.

“He thought, ‘I’m going to put this on TV, because I’m convincing, I’m smart, and I’m a great person…I’m going to get America’s pants on at trial,’ ‘ ‘ said Stern.

‘No, you won’t. This will not go well. You are not going well, and she is not going well. Not going well for anyone. You sound like two kids fighting. It’s just very bad.

Stern built a storied career with his hit The Howard Stern show, which was popular (and notorious) from 1986 to 2005.

He had more to say about Depp, calling him a narcissist who wanted a televised trial.

Ellen Barkin

Ellen Barkin (right), who briefly dated Depp (left) in the '90s when they filmed Fear and Loathing together in Las Vegas, said in testimony recorded in 2019 that Depp was

Ellen Barkin (right), who briefly dated Depp (left) in the ’90s when they filmed Fear and Loathing together in Las Vegas, said in testimony recorded in 2019 that Depp was “jealous” and “Controlling”

Hollywood celebrity Barkin briefly dated Depp in the 1990s and testified in the lawsuit against him.

Jurors heard the Edward Scissorhands actor was a “jealous, controlling man” who once threw a wine bottle across a hotel room.

‘Where are you going? who are you going with? what did you do last night? ‘ She claimed he would keep asking her.

Depp retorted that she had held a grudge against him since he spurned her three years ago.

Julia Fox

Actress Julia Fox defends Heard saying she didn't abuse Depp because he was 'physically and financially' stronger than her

Actress Julia Fox defends Heard saying she didn’t abuse Depp because he was ‘physically and financially’ stronger than her

Fox defended Hurd on Instagram after making his debut in Uncut Gems after being nominated for a Breakthrough Actor at the 2019 Gotham Awards.

“It’s clearly a sick way to control her life by suing her all over the world,” said the 32-year-old woman, who briefly dated Kanye West.

“Did she beat him? Yes. Was it abuse? No.

‘You need to have the ability to abuse it. She is 25 years old. He was clearly always stronger, both physically and financially.

David Krumholz

David Krumholz calls Amber 'brilliant' and 'powerful'

David Krumholz calls Amber ‘brilliant’ and ‘powerful’

In a series of Instagram posts, David Krumholz confided in Depp that although he said she was not innocent, he concluded: “I believe in Amber Heard.”

TV actor Krumholz attacks Depp over drug and alcohol addiction, says it turns man into ‘monster’

TV actor Krumholz attacked Depp for his drug and alcohol use, saying it turned men into “monsters”. In a series of Instagram posts, he confided in Depp that although he said she was not innocent, he concluded: “I believe in Amber Heard.”

Meanwhile, Depp is suing Hurd for defamation, seeking $50 million in damages from his ex-wife after she published an op-ed in The Washington Post describing herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”

Depp’s lawyers said he was defamed by the article, which falsely portrayed him as a domestic abuser and cost him a lucrative film career, despite never mentioning his name. Including the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

Civil lawyer Katherine Lizardo said Depp had a “very unique personality” and seemed sincere and often smiled, which may have made him attractive to the jury.

Amber Heard, 36, is countersuing Johnny Depp for allegedly plotting a 'defamation campaign' against her, describing his own lawsuit as a continuation of the 'abuse and harassment' she suffered during her marriage

Amber Heard, 36, is countersuing Johnny Depp for allegedly plotting a ‘defamation campaign’ against her, describing his own lawsuit as a continuation of the ‘abuse and harassment’ she suffered during her marriage

Johnny Depp sues his ex-wife Amber Heard for $50 million in Virginia court after she published a Washington Post op-ed claiming she was a victim of domestic abuse

Johnny Depp sues his ex-wife Amber Heard for $50 million in Virginia court after she published a Washington Post op-ed claiming she was a victim of domestic abuse

This helped him win the public opinion war with a petition of nearly 4.3 million signatures calling for Heard to be removed from her role in Aquaman 2.

The cast of “Team Depp” is long and prominent, including Winona Ryder and Javier Bardem, who starred in 1990’s Edward Scissorhands Working with him, Javier Bardem formed a strong A-list cast with Depp in 2017’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, and Chris Rock, who joked on stage that we should” Trust all women, not Amber Heard.”

French actress Eva Green, 41, said: “There is no doubt that Johnny will show the world with his good name and good heart that life for him and his family will be better than ever.”

Courtney Love posted a video on Instagram of how Depp once saved her life with CPR when she overdose at the club.

The final arguments of the trial will be heard on Friday after seven weeks of substance abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse and death threats charges.

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s mean relationship

February 3, 2015

Four years later, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met as co-stars on the set of “The Rum Diary” after a private civil ceremony at their Los Angeles home. The couple hosted a lavish reception on an idyllic private island in the Bahamas that Depp bought for $3.6 million in 2004.

April 21, 2015

It was heard she and Depp arrived in Australia on a private jet to film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Stories by failing to declare their two Yorkshire terriers, in breach of Australia’s biosecurity laws. Hurd pleaded guilty to falsifying quarantine documents and received a $1,000 good behavior bond.

May 23, 2016

Hearing divorce papers after 15 months of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. Four days later, a judge issued a temporary restraining order against Depp over domestic violence charges. Photos of Hurd’s alleged injuries made the tabloids, but the LAPD found no evidence of a crime.

August 16, 2016

Depp and Heard have reached a $7 million divorce settlement, which the actress has pledged to donate to charity. The ex-lover said in a statement that their marriage was “passionate, sometimes unstable, but always bound by love”. “Never intended for any physical or emotional harm”.

December 18, 2018

The Washington Post published an op-ed by ACLU Women’s Rights Ambassador Hurd urging support for women who experience domestic violence. “Two years ago, I became a public figure representing domestic abuse, and I felt the full anger of our culture against women who speak out,” the caption read.

March 1, 2019

Although Depp was not mentioned in the article, Depp filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit in Fairfax, Virginia Circuit Court, saying it implied he was an abuser and got him from the Pirates of the Caribbean series fired in. Depp has dismissed Hurd’s abuse allegations as a “hoax” and claimed he was in fact the victim of her violence.

August 10, 2020

Hears a $100 million countersuit claiming a vengeful Depp and his attorney Adam Waldman targeted her with a vicious smear campaign, using media allies and internet trolls to amplify false stories about her and sabotage her acting career .

November 1, 2020

Depp has lost a smear battle with the British tabloid, which called him a “wife beater”, and Depp faces an uphill battle to save his reputation. A judge in London ruled that The Sun’s 2018 article was “essentially true” and that the father-of-two had attacked Hurd more than a dozen times, causing her to fear for her life three times.

April 11, 2022

After lengthy delays due to the Covid pandemic, the former fire finally locked the horn in Fairfax County, Virginia, and the Washington Post’s servers published a controversial op-ed. The trial is expected to last six to seven weeks, with celebrities willing to give evidence including James Franco, Paul Bettany and Ellen Barkin.