Followers of Jason Momoa had been left baffled when the “Aquaman” star “favored” each Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s statements reacting to the result of their blockbuster defamation trial.
Momoa, 42, was amongst a legion of celebrities who took to social media Wednesday to weigh in on the jury’s ruling, which discovered for Depp, 58, on all three of his defamation claims and awarded him $10.35 million in damages.
Momoa’s “Aquaman” co-star Heard, 36, received on simply one in all her counterclaims, to the tune of $2 million in compensatory damages, after a dramatic six-week trial in Virginia.
The feuding ex-spouses rapidly fired off dueling statements responding to the decision.
Depp wrote about lastly feeling “at peace” after six years of dealing with “false, very critical and legal allegations.”
“The jury gave me my life again. I’m actually humbled,” Depp acknowledged.
In the meantime, Heard lamented that she was “heartbroken that the mountain of proof nonetheless was not sufficient to face as much as the disproportionate energy, affect, and sway of my ex-husband.”
A critic of Jason Momoa’s stance stated they had been “heartbroken that he didn’t arise for what’s proper.”Roy Rochlin/Getty Photographs
Jason Momoa and Amber Heard in a scene from “Aquaman.”Warner Bros. Photos by way of AP
She warned that the decision may very well be a “setback” for different ladies searching for to talk out about alleged abuse however selecting to remain silent out of worry of being “publicly shamed and humiliated.”
In contrast to different Hollywood heavyweights who opted to throw their help behind both Depp or Heard, Momoa took a extra diplomatic — and arguably complicated — route by giving each their statements his seal of approval on Instagram, the place he has 17.1 million followers.
Heard starred reverse Momoa within the 2018 superhero flick “Aquaman,” however her function within the upcoming sequel, “Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom,” has reportedly been minimize right down to about 10 minutes of display time.
Amber Heard lamented that she was “heartbroken that the mountain of proof nonetheless was not sufficient.”Win McNamee/Getty Photographs
Johnny Depp wrote about lastly feeling “at peace” after six years of dealing with “false, very critical and legal allegations.”Cliff Owen/CNP
A Change.org petition to have the actress faraway from the movie altogether has reached 4.49 million signatures as of Thursday — with the introduced goal set for 4.5 million.
Some commenters had been outraged by the “Sport of Thrones” alum’s obvious ambivalence and vowed to unfollow or block Momoa on-line.
“As a die laborious Momoa fan who has been a fan for over a decade, I’m by no means going to have a look at him the identical,” one consumer wrote on Twitter. “I’m heartbroken that he didn’t arise for what’s proper.”
The most recent from the Johnny Depp defamation trial:
One other critic known as out Momoa for his obvious lack of mental consistency, writing: “He favored Johnny’s as effectively, however you’ll be able to’t agree with each statements, that is mindless in any respect!”
“Jason Momoa is simply glad each groups tried their finest, and he’s taking everybody out for pizza,” a 3rd quipped.