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Johnny Depp superfan flies from Australia to the US to support his defamation trial


Johnny Depp ​superfan flies 30 hours from Australia to the US to support the actor at his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard

An Australian Johnny Depp superfan has travelled over 30 hours to stand outside  court in Fairfax, Virginia in the US to support the actor at his $100million defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard.

The fan in question, named Jacinta, appeared on 7News on Tuesday evening, where she was seen waving a skull and crossbones flag in homage to Depp’s movie Pirates of the Caribbean.

Speaking to the journalist, the pink-hair enthusiast said: ‘I believe he’s innocent.

Dedication: An Australian Johnny Depp superfan has travelled over 30 hours to stand outside a courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia in the US to support the actor at his $100million defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard

Dedication: An Australian Johnny Depp superfan has travelled over 30 hours to stand outside a courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia in the US to support the actor at his $100million defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard

‘He’s suffered very bad consequences that he didn’t deserve.’

Jacinta completed her look with a Captain Jack Sparrow-inspired top and a pair of oversized sunglasses.

Depending on where Jacinta lives in Australia, a flight to Virginia can take well over a day and cost approximately $3000 for a return trip.

Fans began gathering outside the courthouse at 5am on Monday morning prior to jury selection, the majority there to show support for Depp, 58.

Her view: Speaking to the journalist, the pink-hair enthusiast said: 'I believe he's innocent. He's suffered very bad consequences that he didn't deserve'

Her view: Speaking to the journalist, the pink-hair enthusiast said: ‘I believe he’s innocent. He’s suffered very bad consequences that he didn’t deserve’

‘I love him dearly. I’ve been a fan for 36 years, I’ve met him many times,’ gushed Yvonne de Boer, who made the pilgrimage from Los Angeles to Virginia.

‘I want to be hear from him, to hear him speak his truth. We want him to know he’s not alone.’

Debbie Debowski, a member of fan group the ‘Johnny Depp Culprits’, flew in from Houston.

‘I want Johnny to know how much his fans love him. He’s just a normal guy, he’s gentle and sweet,’ she said.

Case: Johnny Depp is pictured departing the Fairfax County Courthouse in Virginia on Monday

Case: Johnny Depp is pictured departing the Fairfax County Courthouse in Virginia on Monday

Natasha Miller drove from Reno, Nevada to hear the Pirates of the Caribbean actor speak in person.

‘I’ll be here until the trial is over. He’s the chief, I’ll go where the chief goes. He’s been my favorite everything for 28 years, ever since I saw him in Benny & Joon. He’s a brilliant man.’

Depp has sued Heard, 35, for $50 million, saying she defamed him when she penned a 2018 opinion piece in the Washington Post about being a survivor of domestic abuse.

The op-ed never mentioned Depp by name, but Depp’s lawyers have said it was clear Heard, 35, was referencing him, and that the piece damaged his film career and reputation.

Support: Fans began gathering outside the courthouse at 5am on Monday morning prior to jury selection, the majority there to show support for Depp

Support: Fans began gathering outside the courthouse at 5am on Monday morning prior to jury selection, the majority there to show support for Depp

Depp, known for his work in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, has denied all allegations of abuse. 

Depp said in his lawsuit that Heard’s claims were an ‘elaborate hoax to generate positive publicity for Ms. Heard and advance her career.’

Heard is known for her roles in Aquaman and Justice League. 

She has brought her own libel claim against Depp, saying he smeared her by calling her a liar.

Heard’s counterclaim will be decided as part of the trial, which could last for six weeks. Heard is seeking $100 million in damages from Depp, according to court papers.

Court: Amber Heard (pictured) is known for her roles in Aquaman and Justice League. She has brought her own libel claim against Depp, saying he smeared her by calling her a liar

Court: Amber Heard (pictured) is known for her roles in Aquaman and Justice League. She has brought her own libel claim against Depp, saying he smeared her by calling her a liar 

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