Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards in what was one of his first major appearances since theat the beginning of this year.
Floating from the ceiling, Depp, or rather a digital representation of his face, appeared inside the helmet of VMA mascot Moon Person.
His role for most of the Sunday show was to help transition between the awards and the music. But he also used it as an opportunity to make jokes.
“Hey, you know what?” she said at one point. “I needed the job.”
And at another point, he said, “I just want you to know that I’m available for birthdays, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, weddings, wakes, anything you need. Anything. Anything. Oh me.” I’m also a dentist.”
Depp’s appearance was hailed as a “comeback” by many of his fans on social media, as it was one of his first major appearances since his trial with Heard between April and June this year. douchebagfor a December 2018 op-ed she wrote in which she described herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” Depp was never mentioned by name in the article, but her team argued that she was defamed by The Washington Post article.
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Although the trial was about the item itself, much of the trial focused on allegations of abuse by both parties.He described more than a dozen alleged assaults, including at least one sexual assault, while Depp said he never hit Heard and that she was the abuser.
Ultimately, a jury decidedDepp was awarded $15 million in damages, while Heard was awarded $2 million.
The VMAs weren’t Depp’s first appearance since the trial. While the jury deliberated, Depp acted inwith whom he recorded music last year.
While many applauded her appearance on the show, with some calling it her “comeback,” many others used the hashtag “DVMA” to express their disappointment at her inclusion after her trial with Heard.
“MTV you are disgusting and clearly desperate!” Heard’s sister, Whitney Heard, wrote on her Instagram story. “I really hope none of the people who made this call have daughters.”
MTV is owned by Paramount, which is also the parent company of CBS News.