Amber Heard says womens rights are moving backwards in response to Johnny Depps first TikTok

Amber Heard has stated that “women’s rights are moving backward” in a furious response to Johnny Depp following his first social media post on TikTok since the defamation trial verdict, according to reports.

On 1 June, the jury of Fairfax County, Virginia courthouse ruled in favour of Johnny in his defamation lawsuit against Amber, and he won £11.9million ($15m) in damages, £7.9million ($10m) compensatory damages and £3.9million ($5m) in punitive damages.

The actor's countersuit case was ruled unproven; however she was awarded £1.6million ($2m) in compensatory damages.

Johnny has been performing music since the trial and posted his first TikTok video after the verdict that showed clips of him onstage as he thanked his fans for support.

"We've been everywhere together, we have seen everything together. We have walked the same road together. We did the right thing together, all because you cared," the actor wrote.

People magazine have reported that Amber, through a spokesperson, voiced her opinion on the state of women’s rights in response to Johnny’s post, saying: "As Johnny Depp says he's 'moving forward,' women's rights are moving backward.

“The verdict's message to victims of domestic violence is…be afraid to stand up and speak out."

In just 24 hours, Johnny’s TikTok account grew 6.2million followers and his first video garnered 8.6million views in only nine hours, with 185,000 replies from supporting fans.

“As a domestic violence survivor thank you for your strength and power to speak out. You are very much loved sir. Keep on thriving. Many hugs to you and your family,” one person wrote.

A second user commented: "Johnny you spoke for men all over the world and hopefully we can become more open about private things. Thank you brother."

Amber spoke previously about how “disappointed” she is with what the verdict of the defamation trial “means for other women” in a statement she released after the jury outcome was announced.

She said: "The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I'm heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence and sway of my ex-husband.

"I'm even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated. It sets back the idea that violence against women is to be taken seriously."

Following her statement, the Aquaman star’s representative Alafair Hall confirmed to The New York Times that she will appeal the decision of the trial.

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