Paul McCartney has reignited rumors that he is supporting Johnny Depp in his defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard.
The musician and Depp are longtime collaborators and reportedly close friends, with the actor having starred in several of McCartney’s music videos.
McCartney is currently on tour. In a recent performance in Orlando, Fla., he sang his 2012 track “My Valentine.”
During the song’s performance, the accompanying music video played in the background, with Depp playing the guitar and reciting the lyrics in sign language. Natalie Portman also stars in the video.
Some fans have interpreted the moment on stage as an indication of McCartney’s support for the actor in his defamation trial, which the jury is currently deliberating.
acc TMZ, the crowd cheered when Depp first appeared on the big screen. McCartney never addressed the clip himself.
The video has been used in McCartney’s concerts for nearly a decade. Corresponding cinema mixHowever, the clip wasn’t used during his most recent tour, leading people to believe that the decision to use it for this tour might indicate where McCartney’s loyalties lie.
The Independent has reached out to McCartney for comment.
The defamation jury resumed its deliberations on Tuesday (May 31) after a three-day weekend.
The trial between Depp and his ex-wife Heard began on April 11 in Fairfax, Virginia.
Depp is suing Heard for $50m (£38.2m). He alleges that Heard implied he abused her in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed about domestic violence.
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Heard is filing a $100million (£80.9million) counterclaim accusing Depp of organizing a “defamation campaign” against her and calling his lawsuit a continuation of “abuse and harassment”.
As the verdict loomed, Depp showed up to perform alongside Jeff Beck in the UK.
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