Photos: Johnny Depp Supporters Rally Amid Virginia Libel Case
Jury selection began Monday in a long-anticipated libel lawsuit Johnny Depp filed against his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, whom he accuses of falsely portraying him as a domestic abuser.
Outside the courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, more than a dozen women waved signs saying "Justice for Johnny" or "Wish He Never Heard." Others waved pirate flags, referencing Depp's role in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies.
Depp sued Heard over an op-ed piece she wrote in The Washington Post in 2018 in which Heard refers to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” The article doesn't mention Depp by name, but he says it clearly refers to allegations Heard made in other forums that she suffered physical abuse at his hands. Depp denies the accusations.
The trial is expected to last more than a month.