Elon Musk has finally weighed in on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard that their messy, sensational, six-week defamation trial has gone to a jury — and they haven’t sided.
“I hope they both move on. At their best, they are each incredible,” said Musk, who once dated Heard, tweeted Saturday.
Musk’s tweet was in response to MIT research scientist and podcaster Lex Friedman, who tweeted Friday:
“My takeaway from the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial: 1. Fame is one hell of a drug (for some). 2. Psychiatrists and lawyers come in varying levels of skill. 3. Lying to millions of people is something that Humans are capable. 4. Love can be messy. 5. Mega pint of wine.”
Musk and Heard briefly dated after splitting from Depp in 2016. They split in 2017 and got back together sometime in 2018.
After six weeks of grueling and often harsh testimony, Judge Penny Azcarte sent the jury to deliberate at 2:57 p.m. Friday,
The jury deliberated for two hours and went home for a long weekend without a decision. It will be called again on Tuesday at 9 a.m. They are expected to deliver their verdict next week.
Depp, 58, sued Heard for $50 million over his 2018 Washington Post essay in which he wrote about facing “the wrath of our culture” as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” He said that even though the piece didn’t bear his name, it tarnished his reputation and cost him eight figures in potential earnings.
Heard fired back with a $100 million countersuit, arguing that the 2020 statements he made to the press by Depp’s attorney Adam Waldman fabricated his domestic abuse claims destroyed his career and his life. made hell.