Amber Heard has hit back after Johnny Depp launched a TikTok account and posted his first video in which he declared “we will all move forward together”.
Depp has hinted at a return to the big screen after joining the video-sharing app just a week after winning his high-profile libel case against his ex-wife Heard.
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Depp is brand new verified TikTok account managed to attract more than four million followers within the first three hours of going live.
But a spokesperson for Heard hit back, telling ETOnline: “While Johnny Depp says he’s ‘moving’, women’s rights are moving backwards.
“The verdict’s message to victims of domestic violence is… be afraid to stand up and speak up.”
The TikTok biography of Depp, 58, reads as “casual thespian” and his first video was a short montage of clips from the actor and his fans.
Tune to the Love Joys song Foreignthe TikTok also shows Depp playing the piano, strumming a guitar and singing on stage with his musician friend Jeff Beck.
Depp’s caption accompanying the video thanks fans for standing by him during the trial and suggests their support could help him return to blockbuster productions in the not-too-distant future.
“To all of my most valued, loyal and unwavering supporters. We’ve been everywhere together, we’ve seen it all together. We’ve walked the same path together. We’ve done the right thing together, all because you care” , he wrote.
“And now we will all move forward together. You are, as always, my employers and once again I am left with no way to thank you except by simply saying thank you.
“So thank you. My love and respect, JD.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s public legal battle unfolded not only in the courtroom, but also on social media.
The hashtag #JusticeforJohnnyDepp has 20.3 billion views on TikTok while #JohnnyDepp has 33.7 billion views.
#JusticeforAmberHeard only has 85.9 million views.
Depp’s new TikTok post follows his statement last week after the jury returned their verdict in his favour.
“The best is yet to come and a new chapter has finally begun,” he said at the time.
Depp’s Hollywood career had been left in tatters following Heard’s claims that she had been abused during the couple’s marriage.
Last month, Pirates of the Caribbean Producer Jerry Bruckheimer said it was “unlikely” Depp would ever return to his iconic role as Captain Jack Sparrow in a potential sixth film in the franchise.
“Not at this stage,” he said when asked about Depp. “The future is not decided yet.”
However, this week a former Disney executive said he thinks Depp could make a comeback.
“I absolutely believe after the verdict that pirate is ready to restart with Johnny as Capt Jack back on board,” they said People magazine.
“There are simply too many potential box office treasures for a beloved character deeply embedded in Disney culture.”
Depp hasn’t played swashbuckler Sparrow since 2017, when he starred in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
The five films of pirate The Depp-starring franchise has grossed over $4.5 billion worldwide.
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