Whoa. Johnny Depp took the stage with his band, Hollywood Vampires, at the big Rock in Rio music festival in Lisbon. Clearly his fans weren’t deterred by the claims he violently abused Amber Heard, and he made his appreciation for them very clear. Here’s the scoop.
This is shocking. Johnny Depp, 52, may not have been present in court to address the allegations that he abused his estranged wife, Amber Heard, 30, on May 27, but he did address a crowd at a packed show in Portugal, showing them how grateful he was for their support. We have all the details, right here!
Johnny kept quiet at Rock in Rio on May 27, but his actions spoke volumes. Following a day of being condemned as an abuser, he seemed to be in good spirits, and he used the opportunity to thank his legion of screaming fans who clearly don’t care if he abused Amber. He touched his hand to his heart, then waved it and bowed to his audience. They definitely got the message.
And the Rum Diary actor definitely wants to set the record straight. “Johnny wants this to all go away as quickly as possible,” a source close to the actor tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “His goal is to shut Amber down and he will fight with everything and every attorney he has at his disposal to do that. Amber is controlling the narrative right now and he won’t let that continue. He will fight to clear his name.”
Prior to this statement, Amber seemed to be the only one to come forward. She alleged that her estranged husband had attacked her with an iPhone, to which he left large bruises along her face as shown in an image submitted to the court.
There’s no surprise, Johnny wants to clear the air, especially given the fact that the he could be facing serious jail time if he is convicted.
When police arrived at the couples apartment, Johnny had reportedly left the scene and was unavailable for questioning. That alone, didn’t look favorable, so it might have been in his best interest to do something.
But Johnny his in serious trouble if found guilty, so he may have to do far more than wave to some fans. Amber has been awarded a restraining order, so it’s unlikely that the couple will interact any time soon. But maybe this act will work in his favor as the battle in court proceeds.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about Johnny’s gesture to fans at Rock in Rio? Share your thoughts with us!