While waiting outside the courthouse for Johnny Depp, fans were treated to a Captain Jack Sparrow imitation. Take a look:
Since the start of his defamation trial against Amber Heard last month, a horde of fans has descended on Fairfax, Virginia.
Yesterday was no exception, with a video showing Depp’s driver slowing down the car in order to thank his supporters.
In response to one woman’s remark, “You’ll always be Captain Jack Sparrow,” he begins imitating his famous Pirates of the Caribbean role.
“He’s still around somewhere, I see him now and again,” he says, his voice slurred with the traditional British accent.
“Hey, don’t forget his jar of dirt and the giant pint,” the woman adds, referring to a number of viral incidents from the ongoing trial.
One of the main talking points in the case has been Depp’s role in the movie franchise, with his talent agent saying that he lost $22.5 million from the sixth instalment after being removed from the film owing to Heard’s claims. The 58-year-old actor claims his ex-wife defamed him in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she claimed she was a victim of domestic abuse.
Although the story did not name Depp, his legal team claims it has harmed his professional reputation.
Heard has already countersued for $100 million, claiming Depp and his colleagues of launching a’smear campaign’ against her in the wake of their marriage’s details becoming public.
The verdict in Depp’s case has been overwhelmingly positive, with many fans turning to social media to express their admiration for the actor.
Some have gone so far as to travel to the courthouse in the hopes of getting a seat inside.
A video was published on Twitter yesterday (18 May) showing scores of people waiting up in the hopes of getting a space.
According to The Washington Post, only 100 spectator wristbands are provided each morning starting at 7 a.m., forcing the journalists to compete with the general public.
After coming late, one journalist offered $50 for a bracelet, according to the outlet.
According to other stories, Depp fans went so far as to camp outside the courthouse before sunrise in order to guarantee a spot in the line.
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