Johnny Depp was in a pub in Newcastle while the verdict of his defamation trial was read out 2 months ago

Johnny Depp was in a pub in Newcastle while the verdict of his defamation trial was read out

Depp won his case against Amber Heard on all counts

Johnny Depp was in a Newcastle pub whilst the verdict of his multi-million dollar defamation trial against Amber Heard was read out in Virginia.

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The jury in the case ruled in Depp's favour and awarded him $10m (£8m) in compensatory damages and $5m in punitive damages.

Whilst Heard was present for the verdict, Depp was in Newcastle. He has been in the UK in recent days because he has been performing with Jeff Beck at gigs across the country.

Taking to Twitter, one user wrote: "For anyone interested…Johnny Depp and Sam Fender just been seen in The Bridge Tavern pub on Newcastle Quayside."

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Another said: "Met Johnny Depp in Bridge Tavern Newcastle just now... that was quite surreal."

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The jury also ruled that Heard's defamation claims against Johnny Depp were unproven.

They did find that Depp defamed her on one occasion, but that this was through his attorney Adam Waldman, and only in one of three counts.

She was awarded $2m in compensatory damages and nothing in punitive damages.

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The jury's verdict had been scheduled to be read out at 20:00 GMT, but this was delayed after they failed to fill in the part of the paperwork in which they suggest compensatory and punitive damages.

They had to then return to their quarters and complete this part of the paperwork.

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