Fans of Johnny Depp have camped outside the Virginia courthouse housing his $50 million defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard in support.
Fairfax County court has 100 seats available for Depp's trial, which are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors are open 7 a.m. Monday through Friday. Visitors undergo a security screening, receive a wristband, and observe until the trial is over each day.
This highly competitive process has encouraged fans to camp out the night before the trial begins each day. Eventually, the court put out signs restricting loitering before 1 a.m.
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Fans often also line up to greet Depp as he rides into court. The car he arrives in often has the windows down, and fans throw gifts into the car. This week, Depp walked into court with a rose in hand, another supposed gift from a fan.
One fan, 59-year-old Ivan De Boer, reported she's spent $30,000 and her entire annual vacation time to attend the trial. De Boer has traveled from Los Angeles in support of Depp.
"I'm the same age as Johnny. I'm single, so I do what I want to, basically," De Boer said. "No regrets. I'd regret it more if I wasn't here."
A noticeably smaller group has also turned out in support of Amber Heard. One supporter, known only as Dan and who also had his personal Twitter handle on display on his sign, said he hoped the verdict will be "a fair decision and that all the facts were laid on the table."
One of the few #AmberHeard supporters outside the courthouse today talked to @CourtTV about how he perceives an “unfair bias” against Heard and “bullying” on social media⬇️— Chanley Shá Painter (@ChanleyCourtTV) May 19, 2022
His sign read: #AsiansforAmber #IStandWithAmberHeard #JusticeForAmberHeard pic.twitter.com/UI7oj5eoIC
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Depp is suing Heard over an op-ed she wrote in 2018, calling herself a survivor of physical and sexual abuse. The trial is set to continue Monday, with closing arguments on Friday.
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