Johnny Depp Hugging Lawyer After Closing Argument
Remarkable closing argument statement by Depp’s team. You can truly tell that Depp’s team cares about him. Praying that the jury makes the right decision and Johnny gets justice. #JusticeForJohnnyDepp #JohnnyDeppIsInnocent #DeppVsHeard #BenChew #CamilleVasquez #AmberHeardlsALiar
Johnny Depp shared a heartwarming hug with his lawyer Ben Chew after he delivered an emotional closing argument in the $50 million defamation case against Hollywood actor's ex-wife Amber Heard on Friday.
Taking to Twitter, internet users shared snippets of Mr Depp and Mr Chew sharing a hug as the lawyer returned to his seat beside him after presenting the closing argument.
A video of Johnny Depp hugging a lawyer after the conclusion of an argument has gone viral. On Friday, 'Speechless' Ben Chew presented an emotional closing argument.
Johnny Depp hugged his lawyer Ben Chew after delivering an emotional closing argument in the $50 million defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard on Friday.
Internet users shared fragments of Mr Depp and Mr Chew hugging as the lawyer returned to his place alongside him after making the closing argument on Twitter.
Mr Chew's voice appeared to shake in the video as he continued, "It's about regaining his lost reputation." It is about demonstrating to Mr. Depp's children, Lily-Rose and Jack, that the truth is worth fighting for." "It's about repairing Mr. Depp's name and standing in the community to the best extent that you can, and you can do something," the lawyer stated.
Following his conclusion, Mr Chew returned to his seat beside the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor and hugged him, eliciting a positive response on social media. Internet users posted photographs and videos of Mr Chew and Mr Depp hugging, with the caption, "I'm speechless... Ben's remarks made me cry... and this hug broke my heart."
"Watching Ben Chew become emotional and battle not to cry during his closing statement was one of the most moving moments in this trial, and there were many." "What a fantastic lawyer and compassionate human being," commented another.
Several users commended Mr Chew and his co-counsel Camille Vasquez as well. "Can I just take a moment to compliment Johnny Depp's lawyers on the incredible work they performed during this entire trial," one user remarked. "Class all the way, with trustworthy witnesses."
On Friday, lawyers for the two sides made their closing arguments following six weeks of blistering mutual accusations of domestic violence between the couple. Both sides have claimed damages to their careers.
Amber Heard's legal team presented an entertainment industry expert who estimated that the actress suffered $45-50 million in lost film and TV roles and endorsements. On the other hand, Mr Depp's side said that the actor has lost millions because of the abuse accusation, including a potential $22.5 million payday for the sixth instalment of Pirates of the Caribbean.