Pirates of the Caribbean boat passes Depp-Heard Court

They set sail for Fairfax County, Virginia.

A giant Pirates of the Caribbean ship – mannequin cannonball guide and all – waded outside the courthouse where swashbuckling movie star Johnny Depp, 58, is waging his own epic libel battle against ex-wife and actor Amber Heard, 36.

The elaborately decorated vessel, a type of converted truck, was placed on a flatbed truck and wheeled slowly outside the Fairfax courthouse on Tuesday morning as the case’s jury resumed deliberations after the bank holiday weekend.

It sported a huge Pirates of the Caribbean banner, a cannon and an anchor, even with a mannequin Jack Sparrow at the controls.

In the courthouse, the jury continues to deliberate after the court battle between Depp and Heard began last week. On Friday, the jury deliberated just two hours after the final arguments ended.

Each week for the past six weeks, Depp and Heard have graced the courtroom in a libel trial that has seen hordes of fans show up in support each day.

Boat in front of the courthouse
The makeshift boat pulled up in front of the courthouse while onlookers gaped.
Johnny Depp waves
Depp, who sued his ex-wife Heard for defamation, is winning in “public opinion,” says a legal expert.

The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star sued the ‘Aquaman’ actress for $50 million for the 2018 Washington Post op-ed she wrote, calling herself a “public figure who advocates domestic violence” . While the essay didn’t specifically name him, Depp claims that he nonetheless damaged his reputation and potential earnings at work.

Heard then sued Depp for $100 million, saying his 2020 statements — when he said she fabricated her abuse claims — destroyed her own career.

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Heard countered Depp after his defamation lawsuit claimed she fabricated her abuse story.
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Though the jury is still deliberating, Depp has already influenced “public opinion,” Texas civil attorney Katherine Lizardo previously told The Post.

“I think winning the legal side of the defamation lawsuit doesn’t matter to Johnny Depp,” Lizardo said. “Winning – it would just be icing on the cake for him as his main objective in filing the defamation lawsuit was to clear his name and appeal to the Court of Public Opinion.”

https://nypost.com/2022/05/31/pirates-of-the-caribbean-boat-passes-depp-heard-court/ Pirates of the Caribbean boat passes Depp-Heard Court

Emma Bowman

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