The defamation trial between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard has been a sombre and tragic experience. However, the 58-year-old actor has discovered methods to amuse himself. Depp appeared to be sketching carefully on the ninth day of the hearing in Fairfax, Virginia, before proudly giving a complex artwork on a post-it note to his lawyer Benjamin Chew. A video of the argument was posted to TikTok by user @dangiaplumbing4life, and it has since gone viral, with 5.5 million views and 735.9k likes at the time of writing.
Johnny Depp creates a portrait of a woman during his trial.
— solequeen1414 (@solequeen2020) April 27, 2022
The camera focused on Johnny Depp’s sketch, which was revealed to be a portrait of a woman. Depp’s lawyer, Benjamin Chew, pulled out his specs to examine the sticky note more closely as the Pirates of the Caribbean star mumbled something in his ear. After a few moments of investigation, Chew was ecstatic with his client’s painting, nodding in approval and raising his palm to his heart. Depp smiled, as if he was satisfied with his doodling. The video has gone viral outside of TikTok thanks to a variety of alterations. On Twitter, another image of the Edward Scissorhands actor doodled on ruled paper was shared. This time he went even further, colouring it in with sharpies.
According to the tweet, Depp’s idle doodling is a tribute to the moments he has described as “always turning to art,” presumably during difficult times.
The Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial has spawned a flood of memes.
On April 12, a high-profile trial to hear Johnny Depp’s $50 million defamation claim against Amber Heard, 36, began. The former stated that the letter, in which she claimed to be a victim of domestic abuse, irrevocably harmed his career. The trial has caught the curiosity of a significant portion of the internet community. It’s because of the plethora of meme fodder it supplies. The majority of this exposes Amber Heard’s legal team’s ineptness in the most shockingly amusing ways.
Johnny Depp just sat with his journal doodling is so wholesome 🥺
(This also backs everything he’s said about always turning to art but that’s for another thread) pic.twitter.com/hfLjJUPVPP
— 🌟🏴☠️ (@GellertDepp) April 27, 2022