Persons are still clamoring to get a chunk of the motion from the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial.
Wristbands from the Fairfax County, Virginia court — which were being hawked by scalpers at the peak of the defamation trial — at the moment are being auctioned online for large bucks.
Sellers on eBay are letting the general public bid and buy their access bands from the case for 3 and four-figure price tags.
The outline for the orange bracelet reads, “This can be a wristband that was used to enter considered one of the last days of the Johnny Depp Trial on Thursday, May 26, 2022. It’s number 77 for number 77 in line to enter the courtroom. This wristband is priceless in that the trial is part of popular culture history. I’m willing to barter.”
The blue badge is from the May 23 and was from the primary day of the ultimate week of the trial and from “considered one of the busiest days,” in response to the product synopsis. “I used to be there and you’re obtaining this from a verified first person source,” it continued.
“I’m sad I lost this case. But I’m sadder still that I appear to have lost a right I assumed I had as an American – to talk freely and openly,” Heard said in statement.Steve Helber/AP
It gave the wearer complete access to the courtroom and “is a chunk of celebrity culture history. The wristbands are usually not fancy or specially made, they’re your typical paper wristbands you see at events.”
Heard, 36, and Depp, 58, were embroiled in a contentious defamation trial with the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor suing the “Stepfather” actress for $50 million over allegations of abuse in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed she penned. Heard countersued her ex for $100 million.
A verdict was reached on June 1, with the jury awarding Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. Virginia law states that punitive damages should be capped at $350,000, meaning Depp will actually receive a maximum total of $10.35 million. Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages and no punitive damages.
In the times following the multi-million-dollar verdict, it has been reported that Heard is “broke” and may’t pay the hefty judgement attributable to mounting legal costs and alleged lavish spending.
Johnny Depp was awarded $10 million within the defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard. Shawn Thew/REUTERS
After the conclusion was read, Heard released an announcement to The Post, saying she was “upset with what this verdict means for other women.”
“I’m sad I lost this case. But I’m sadder still that I appear to have lost a right I assumed I had as an American – to talk freely and openly,” Heard added.
A “humbled” Depp noted in his official statement that he was “overwhelmed by the outpouring of affection and the colossal support and kindness from all over the world.”
He continued, “False, very serious and criminal allegations were levied at me via the media, which triggered an infinite barrage of hateful content, although no charges were ever brought against me. It had already traveled all over the world twice inside a nanosecond and it had a seismic impact on my life and my profession.”
Diehard #JusitcForJohnny Depp fans revealed last month the lengths they’ve gone to be an element of trial in a roundabout way. They said they camped out of their cars outside the courthouse and even spent as much as $30,000 on travel expenses to attend to get in.