Lily-Rose Depp supports Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s decision to remain silent during their trial
In a candid interview with Dr came, The rising star actress explained why she decided not to comment directly on the case, which took place in Fairfax County, Virginia earlier this year.
‘When it’s something so personal and so personal that suddenly becomes not so personal… I really feel like I own the secret garden of my thoughts,’ says the model and actress, who is set to star. HBOof its upcoming series The Idol, the publication’s cover story said.
Her take: Lily-Rose Depp, 23, has defended her decision to remain silent and not comment on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s defamation trial earlier this year
Addressing her silence, the France-sur-Seine native, 23, declared that she wants to be judged on her own merits and not by the men in her life, be it her famous father or the boyfriend of her life.
‘I also feel like I’m not here to answer to anybody, and I think for a lot of my career, people have really wanted to define me by the men in my life, whether it’s my family members or my boyfriend. .’
‘And I’m really ready for the things I’ve put out there,’ he adds, in a voice that’s confident and at the same time slightly defiant.
Johnny Depp began dating Amber Heard following his announcement that he was separating from Lily-Rose’s mother, Vanessa Paradis, in June 2012 after being an item for over 14 years.
Depp and Heard’s union would last about a year and a half, ending with Heard filing for divorce in May 2016. During that filing she obtained a temporary restraining order against the A-list actor, alleging that he was verbally and physically abusive throughout their relationship, usually under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Staying neutral: ‘When it’s something so personal and so personal that it suddenly becomes not so personal… I feel really entitled to the secret garden of my thoughts,’ rising star actress Depp says of the V Hard trial, April-June
Her Own Woman: ‘I also feel like I’m not here to answer to anybody, and I think for a lot of my career, people have really wanted to define me by the men in my life, whether it’s my family members or my boyfriend, whatever. Why,’ said Lily-Rose, coming up; She posed with her famous father in an Instagram post last year
After denying Heard’s abuse claims, a settlement was reached and the divorce was finalized in January 2017.
Heard would also go on to deny the restraining order and the former couple issued a joint statement saying their ‘relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love.’
Nearly two years later, Heard wrote an op-ed published by The Washington Post in December 2018 entitled ‘Amber Heard: I spoke out against sexual violence—and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change.’
In the article, Heard said: ‘Then two years ago, I became a public figure representing domestic abuse, and I felt the full force of our culture’s anger at women who speak out. … I had the rare privilege of seeing, in real time, how institutions protect men accused of abuse.’
Although it did not identify Depp by name, the Pirates of the Caribbean star maintains Heard has caused new damage to his reputation and career and has filed a $50 million defamation suit. Hurd went on to retaliate by filing a countersuit demanding $100 million in damages.
Their trial lasted from April to June, with Heard found guilty of three defamation claims.
Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages from Heard, although the court reduced the punitive damages to $350,000 due to a cap imposed by Virginia state law. They also ruled that Depp’s former lawyer, Adam Waldman, defamed Heard by falsely alleging that he and his friends had ‘messed up’ Depp’s penthouse as part of a hoax, and awarded Heard $2 million in compensatory damages but zero in punitive damages.
Defamation lawsuit: In the wake of Heard’s op-ed published in the Washington Post in December 2018, Johnny Depp filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit claiming new damage to his reputation and career; He is pictured in court in Fairfax, Virginia in April 2022
Trial Outcome: Heard was found guilty of three defamation claims and the court ordered $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, reducing punitive damages to $350,000 due to a cap imposed by Virginia state law.
Evidence presented during the trial, which made headlines around the world, showed that Heard and Lily-Rose appeared to have a close relationship.
Her decision not to comment on their trial was criticized by many on social media, but many of her fans also came to her defense at the time.
Although The Dancer star avoided taking sides in the Elle interview, Lily-Rose detailed her childhood and what it was like to be raised by a superstar father and mother, who was a big star herself. The model, singer and actress was born in France.
‘I know my childhood wasn’t like everyone else’s, and it’s a special thing to deal with, but it’s the only thing I know,’ she explained.
‘My parents saved my brother, [Jack], and from it as much as I can. I was brought up in a way that taught me that privacy is something that is important to protect.’
He also addressed critics who claim his career is a product of nepotism.
‘People are going to have preconceived notions about you or how you got there and I can say for sure that nothing will get you more than being right for the part,’ he says, adding, ‘The internet cares a lot more than people throwing things at you. More about who your family is. Maybe you can get your foot in the door, but you still have your foot in the door. There is a lot of work after that.’
Superstar parents: Lily-Rose also shares what it was like to be raised by her superstar father and her mother, who is a huge star in her own right as a model, singer and actress in her native France; The former couple, who split in 2012, are pictured in 1999
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