Johnny Depp warns his fans about his social media presence.
The actor, who recently won a defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, shared a statement on his Instagram Stories on Sunday (June 19).
Addressing the rise of fake profiles pretending to be him, Depp capitalized on the public interest in the actor after the trial.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star has amassed 10 million followers within 24 hours of posting his first TikTok video. Before that, he reached more than three million followers without sharing a single video. At the time of writing, he has 15.1 million followers on TikTok and 25.9 million followers on Instagram.
“I’ve been made aware that there are fake accounts pretending to be me or people who work with me,” he wrote.
“I don’t have any personal or secondary accounts on any platforms. These are the only pages run by me and my team where we share updates and communicate: Instagram @JohnnyDepp TikTok @JohnnyDepp Facebook @JohnnyDepp Discord @JohnnyDepp0854.”
He urged his fans to “stay cautious as these fake accounts can be seemingly unrelenting. My team is working to combat the problem. Thank you for your continued support and for bringing this issue to my attention! Love and respect, JD xx.”
Earlier this month a jury found Heard defamed Depp on all three counts and awarded him $10m (£8m) in compensatory damages and $5m (£4m) in punitive damages. Heard was awarded $2m (£1.6m) in damages but no punitive damages.
The jury found that Heard defamed Depp and awarded him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. Heard was awarded $2m (£1.6m) in damages but no punitive damages.
Heard’s lawyer recently appeared on morning talk shows to say her client was unable to pay Depp’s $8.35million (£6.65million) in damages.
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