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Johnny Depp gave fans a Captain Jack Sparrow impression as they waited to see him outside of the courthouse. Check it out:
A legion of supporters of the star have been flocking to Fairfax, Virginia, ever since his defamation trial against Amber Heard began last month.
And yesterday was no different, with a video showing Depp’s driver slowing down the car so he could express gratitude to his fans.
In response to one woman saying, “You’ll always be the Captain Jack Sparrow,” he launches into an impression of his iconic Pirates of the Caribbean character.
Speaking with the classic slurred British accent, he says: “He’s still around somewhere, I see him now and again.”
The woman then says, “Hey, don’t forget his jar of dirt and the mega pint,” referencing a number of viral moments from the ongoing trial.
Depp’s involvement in the movie franchise has been one of the talking points in the case, with his talent agent claiming he lost $22.5 million from the sixth instalment after being removed from the project due to Heard’s claims.
The 58-year-old actor is suing Heard for $50 million, claiming his ex-wife defamed him in a 2018 op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post in which she alleged she was a victim of domestic abuse.
The article did not name Depp, but his legal team argue it’s had a devastating impact on his professional reputation.
Heard has since countersued for $100 million, accusing Depp and his team of orchestrating a ‘smear campaign’ against her in light of details of their marriage going public.
Reaction to the trial has been overwhelmingly in favour of Depp, with many taking to social media to share their support for the star.
Some have taken it a step further by travelling to the courthouse in order to try and get a seat inside.
Yesterday (18 May), a video was shared on Twitter showing dozens of people queuing up in the hopes of getting a spot.
According to The Washington Post, just 100 spectator wristbands are made available from 7am each morning, meaning the press have had to battle it out with the public.
The outlet reported that one journalist even offered $50 to someone for a wristband after arriving late.
Other reports have shown dedicated Depp fans going as far as to camp outside of the courthouse in order to secure a space in the queue before sunrise.
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