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A jury awarded actor Johnny Depp over $10 million in his defamation suit against ex-wife Amber Heard. Advocates for domestic abuse survivors say the verdict will have ripple effects. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are seen attending the trial in Fairfax, Va., on May 24, 2022. Depp sued Heard, his ex-wife, for libel after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 titled, "I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture's wrath. That has to change." Jim Watson/POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Actor Johnny Depp waves to the gallery as he leaves for a break Monday during his defamation trial in Fairfax, Va. against his ex-wife, Amber Heard. Steve Helber/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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On social media, Johnny Depp is winning public sympathy over Amber Heard

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Amber Heard has filed a countersuit against Johnny Depp, seeking $100 million in damages and saying his legal team falsely accused her of fabricating claims against Depp. The former couple are seen here in court last week. Jim Lo Scalzo/POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Actor Johnny Depp looks at a defense exhibit on a computer monitor Thursday, during his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard. Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Johnny Depp testifies during his defamation trial in the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., on Tuesday. Amber Heard watches the jury leave as a lunch break starts at the Fairfax County Circuit Court on Monday. Jim Watson and Steve Helber/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard arrive at Southport Magistrates Court on Monday on Australia's Gold Coast. Heard faced two counts of breaching Australia's quarantine laws by bringing in the couple's pet dogs, Pistol and Boo, on a private jet in May 2015. Matt Roberts/Getty Images hide caption

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Actor Johnny Depp brought his dogs to Australia without first placing them under a mandated 10-day quarantine. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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