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Johnny Depp to appear in Rihanna’s upcoming Savage x Fenty lingerie show on Amazon Prime Diversity And Entertainment Weekly That was confirmed on Thursday, in one of the biggest signs that the industry is welcoming Depp back since he won his civil defamation lawsuit earlier this year against Amber Heard, who accused him of abuse. was.

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Depp will join other pre-announced celebrity models including Sheryl Lee Ralph, Cara Delevingne, Lily Singh, Taraji P. Henson and Simu Liu at the annual show to air on Amazon Prime Video on November 9.TMZ first reported the actor’s cameo on Thursday).

Depp’s name was not among the many celebrities to appear on the pre-taped special show.

Since winning the widely publicized trial in June, Depp—who alleged that her career suffered after Heard first accused her—has appeared at the MTV Video Music Awards as a life-sized “moon person”. , which is an award given at the ceremony, and has toured with Jeff Beck.

Depp is also set to direct a film about artist Amedeo Modigliani and appear in the film as King Louis XV Jean du Barry.

Forbes Amazon has reached out to Prime Video, Savage x Fenty and Rihanna for comment.

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Depp was awarded $10 million by a Virginia jury that found Heard guilty of defaming him in 2018 Washington Post The op-ed, in which Heard described herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse." The jury also found that Depp defamed Heard through statements made by his attorney, and awarded him $2 million. Heard accused Depp of physically and emotionally abusing her, and described instances in which he violently assaulted her using a bottle of vodka and threatened to kill her. Depp denied ever abusing Heard, saying she was aggressive in their toxic relationship. Both sides have appealed the verdict against him. The televised trial, which lasted six weeks, attracted the attention of millions, with fans drawn in to witness the testimony for hours a day. In 2020, Depp sued the British tabloid Sun For defamation for describing him as a "wife killer" whom he lost. Several social media users watching the US trial appeared in favor of Depp Over Heard, and a report by propaganda research firm Bot Sentinel determined that the anti-Heard campaign on Twitter was "the worst of cyberbullying and cyberstalking by a group of Twitter users." One of the cases was the accounting."

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