On the same night as Amber Heard’s defamation lawsuit judgement, the musician uploaded a photo with Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck.
Sam Fender, a musician, has publicly apologised after posting a photo with Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck with the phrase “serious idols.” The article was circulated on social media on the same day that the actor’s defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard reached a conclusion.
In an Instagram story, the musician apologised for the post and said he wanted to archive it. “I was asked to meet a musical great and an actor who has been in practically every film I’ve seen since I was a child.” “I went, we spoke about music, and I snapped a photo and published it without thinking since it was rather odd,” Fender said.
“He was naïve and rude to people who were affected by the trial’s concerns and the wider issues it raised. When Fender explained that he had called Depp and Beck “heroes” because “he was referring to their careers,” but that he was actually “severely misinformed” about the trial and that “I realise now that it was a poor choice of words and timing, but that is irrelevant,” he said, “I didn’t think it through and I should have thought about it.”
“I really can’t say much other than that I was misunderstood and naive about the proceedings as a whole, and that I was careless about what my post would indicate,” he continued. I am completely aware of this, and I am grateful.
The most recent defamation claim resulted from Johnny Depp’s lawsuit against Amber Heard for a 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post in which she wrote about her experience as a domestic abuse survivor. Although Heard did not identify Depp by name, his attorneys claim that it suggests that he mistreated her.
Heard must pay Depp $15 million and will have to pay him $2 million after a civil jury determined that both celebrities had defamed each other. The actor was on tour with Jeff Beck in the United Kingdom when the decision was made public.