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Johnny Depp makes 1st TV appearance since trial

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s defamation trial became one of the most talking points earlier. Depp eventually won the lawsuit he had filed against his ex-wife Amber Heard. For the first time since the highly-publicised defamation trial, Johnny Depp made his TV appearance. The actor made a cameo at the MTV Video Music Awards 2022 dressed as the show’s mascot — the moon person. He appeared on the stage in a suit, but only his face was visible.


The MTV Video Music Awards 2022 took place on August 28 in New Jersey. The star-studded ceremony saw big names from the music industry turn up such as Taylor Swift, Lizzo, BLACKPINK and more. The event also marked the comeback of Johnny Depp who appeared in the Moonman suit on stage. The actor was seen floating over the stage during his appearance as he donned the silver astronaut suit. For the uninitiated, the is the mascot of the VMAs trophy.

After Jack Harlow, Fergie and Lizzo’s performance, Johnny Depp showed up digitally floating over the Prudential Center arena. “And you know what? I needed the work,” he joked. Depp later made another cameo where he said, “Hey VMAs, let’s get back to the f***ing music, shall we?”

In a later segment, Johnny Depp offered his professional services. “I just want you guys to know that I’m available for birthdays, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, weddings, any ol’ thing you need ANYTHING, you name it. So, oh, I’m also a dentist,” he said after the commercial break.


Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met on the sets of The Rum Diary in 2009 and started dating a few years later. In 2015, they got married. During that time, Johnny Depp was in a long term relationship with French actress Vanessa Paradis while Amber Heard was dating photographer Tasya Van Ree. Following the split with their respective former partners, the two began secretly dating in 2011. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were engaged in 2014. The news became public when a picture emerged of the actress wearing an ornate engagement ring. They finally got married in 2015 in a very private ceremony on Depp’s private island in the Bahamas.

In 2016, Heard filed for divorce and alleged that Depp had physically abused her during their marriage under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Depp denied the accusations and stated that Heard was “attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.” Their divorce was finalised in 2017. Johnny Depp later sued Amber Heard for defamation because of an op-ed she wrote in the Washington Post in 2018. In the op-ed, headlined “I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change,” Heard claimed that she was a domestic abuse survivor. However, she did not name Depp.

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