Individuals are nonetheless clamoring to get a bit of the motion from the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial.
Wristbands from the Fairfax County, Virginia court docket — which have been being hawked by scalpers on the peak of the defamation trial — are actually being auctioned on-line for giant bucks.
Sellers on eBay are letting the general public bid and purchase their entry bands from the case for 3 and four-figure value tags.
An orange wristband goes for $500, whereas a blue one is being bought for nearly $5,000.
The outline for the orange bracelet reads, “This can be a wristband that was used to enter one of many final days of the Johnny Depp Trial on Thursday, Might 26, 2022. It’s quantity 77 for quantity 77 in line to enter the courtroom. This wristband is priceless in that the trial is part of popular culture historical past. I’m prepared to barter.”
The blue badge is from the Might 23 and was from the primary day of the ultimate week of the trial and from “one of many busiest days,” in keeping with the product synopsis. “I used to be there and you might be acquiring this from a verified first particular person supply,” it continued.
“I’m unhappy I misplaced this case. However I’m sadder nonetheless that I appear to have misplaced a proper I assumed I had as an American – to talk freely and brazenly,” Heard stated in assertion.Steve Helber/AP
It gave the wearer full entry to the courtroom and “is a bit of superstar tradition historical past. The wristbands are usually not fancy or specifically made, they’re your typical paper wristbands you see at occasions.”
Heard, 36, and Depp, 58, have been 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 Put up 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 regulation states that punitive damages should be capped at $350,000, that means Depp will really obtain a most whole of $10.35 million. Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages and no punitive damages.
Within the days following the multi-million-dollar verdict, it has been reported that Heard is “broke” and might’t pay the hefty judgement as a consequence of mounting authorized prices and alleged lavish spending.
Johnny Depp was awarded $10 million within the defamation lawsuit in opposition to Amber Heard. Shawn Thew/REUTERS
After the conclusion was learn, Heard launched an announcement to The Put up, saying she was “disillusioned with what this verdict means for different girls.”
“I’m unhappy I misplaced this case. However I’m sadder nonetheless that I appear to have misplaced a proper I assumed I had as an American – to talk freely and brazenly,” Heard added.
A “humbled” Depp famous in his official assertion that he was “overwhelmed by the outpouring of affection and the colossal assist and kindness from around the globe.”
He continued, “False, very severe and prison allegations have been levied at me by way of the media, which triggered an countless barrage of hateful content material, though no costs have been ever introduced in opposition to me. It had already traveled around the globe twice inside a nanosecond and it had a seismic influence on my life and my profession.”
Diehard #JusitcForJohnny Depp followers revealed final month the lengths they’ve gone to be part of trial not directly. They stated they camped out of their vehicles exterior the courthouse and even spent as much as $30,000 on journey bills to attend to get in.