WOMEN’S rights campaigners have slammed Johnny Depp’s victory in a multi-million pound libel case at a protest ahead of his rock concert in Glasgow.
Activists unfurled a banner outside the city’s Royal Concert Hall reading: “The verdict was not ‘justice’, it was silence.”
The Pirates of the Caribbean star then performed to sold-out crowds with legendary guitarist Jeff Beck.
Depp, 58, has filed a lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, 36, after he alleged his 2018 article in The Washington Post airing allegations of abuse was defamatory.
A protester at Friday’s demonstration said: ‘Now if someone is abused and they don’t have all the evidence to back it up, they can be sued for defamation.
“That’s what happened. It’s because of the lack of evidence, or they didn’t believe her evidence, or because she could have painted those bruises on it.
“We should believe people. There’s a smear campaign against Amber. This is what we are trying to fight against. »
Although Heard’s article does not name Depp, his lawyers argued that it falsely implied that he physically and sexually assaulted her.
The actor won $8.3 million in damages following a six-week trial in the United States.
Heard plans to appeal.
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He took to the stage in Glasgow last night just days after winning the libel case against his ex-wife.
Last night’s gig saw the Hollywood actor perform at the Royal Concert Hall.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star appeared in high spirits after the six-week courtroom battle.
Depp, 58, was greeted by stunned fans as he walked out of the Dakota Hotel in the city center.
And he was greeted with enthusiasm when he took the stage.
Depp joined Beck on stage for the last half hour of the set and performed seven songs as he sang and played guitar.
A fan dressed up for the concert wearing a full Captain Jack Sparrow outfit.
Depp also joined Beck, 77, for an encore and the pair received a standing ovation.
During the performance, Depp made no remarks about Heard or the lengthy trial.
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