Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s legal battle will go down as being one of the most high-profile court cases in history, with social media commentary dividing the internet and witnesses including supermodel Kate Moss.
Eventually, Depp won the defamation case against his ex-wife, taking to Instagram to share a heartfelt message to his supporters in the days following, noting he was excited to get his life and career back on track. That post quickly became one of the platform’s most-liked of all time, racking up over 19 million double taps and thousands of comments, many of which came from the actor’s famous friends and fans.
But since new evidence that was barred from being put forward in court was released to the world, some notable celebrities appear to have backtracked on their public displays of support toward Depp.
Last week, legal commentator Andrea Burkhart casually posted approximately 6,000-pages of unseen files online, giving a much deeper look into Depp’s and Heard’s respective legal strategies and a sense of what the judge decided to prohibit from court.
Some of the evidence that was blocked included requests from Depp’s team to include naked photos of Heard, evidence of Heard’s “brief stint as an exotic dancer years before she met Mr. Depp and Mr. Depp attempting to maliciously suggest or imply that Ms. Heard was at one time an escort,” screenshots of texts from Depp’s assistant appearing to suggest Depp kicked Heard on a private plane and woke up without any recollection of it, therapist notes spanning years of couple counselling and further audio recordings.
According to numerous outlets, celebrities who appear to have ‘unliked’ Depp’s Instagram post include Bella Hadid, Sophie Turner, Zoey Deutch, and Halle Bailey. When it was initially shared two months ago, their accounts were in the list of likes, but their names have disappeared as the post sits today.
According to Cosmopolitan UK, a list compiled by Reddit also suggests Elle Fanning, Jennifer Coolidge and Orlando Bloom had originally liked — and have since unlike — the post too.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Aniston, Paris Hilton, Emma Roberts, Dominic Fike and Naomi Campbell’s likes remain intact on the post, and given Kate Moss recently spoke fondly of Depp while appearing on BBC’s Desert Island Disks, we’d say she still supports him, too.
We’ll just leave this here:
celebrities are removing their likes from Johnny Depp’s celebratory Instagram post lmao
— kamilla (@k4mil1aa) August 4, 2022