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Johnny Depp joins Instagram and hints at Amber Heard allegations in video post

‘Thank you all for your kindness over these years’

Jacob Stolworthy
Friday 17 April 2020 16:57 BST
Johnny Depp hints at Amber Heard legal battle in first Instagram post

Johnny Depp made his Instagram debut with a lengthy video in which he thanked his fans for their “unwavering support over these years”.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor’s post marks his first foray into the world of social media, and his account quickly racked up more than 2.2m followers.

After telling people to “stay safe” and “stay inside” because of coronavirus, Depp shared a message that seemed to hint at his ongoing legal battles with his ex-wife, Amber Heard.

“Before I go, on a more suppose personal note: thank you all for your kindness, your unwavering support and your strength over these years,” he said.

“I am touched beyond words.”

Depp is embroiled in a legal case with Heard, whom he’s suing for $50m (£40m) after denying claims that he physically abused her.

Depp and Heard met on the set of 2011 comedy The Rum Diary, and married in Los Angeles in February 2015.

In May 2016, Heard obtained a restraining order against Depp after her initial accusation of abuse.

The couple settled their divorce out of court in 2017, with Heard donating her $7m (£5.5m) settlement to charity.

Depp also recently sued the publishers of The Sun and its executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an article which alleged he had been abusive to his former wife.

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