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Johnny Depp Friends: 14 People Who Have Stood By the Actor



In the last few years, actor Johnny Depp has been focused on high-profile defamation trials. Depp was constantly in the news and under a great deal of media scrutiny. Luckily, Johnny Depp’s friends stood by his side. Johnny Depp friends come from all around the world.

Depp took his ex-wife, Amber Heard, to court for a 2018 article she wrote for the Washington Post. In the op-ed, Heard claimed to have survived domestic abuse in her previous marriage.

Despite never mentioning Depp’s name, Heard appeared to be referring to him when discussing the alleged abuse. Depp claims the op-ed damaged his career and reputation. Therefore, he sued her to clear his name and prove his innocence. In 2022, Depp and Heard squared off in a highly publicized trial that divided fans and Hollywood. A few celebs took Heard’s side, while Depp’s friends proudly supported him.

Johnny Depp Friends: 14 People Who Have Stood By the Actor

1. Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder

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Many of Johnny Depp’s ex-girlfriends came forward to support him publicly. Actress Winona Ryder and Depp dated for several years in the 90s. They even starred together in the classic movie Edward Scissorhands.

Ryder praised her ex-boyfriend and noted that Depp was never abusive towards her. Ryder even provided a written statement to the court defending Depp. She stood by Depp’s side throughout the entire trial.

2. Christi Dembrowski

Christi Dembrowski


Johnny Depp had many friends that supported him throughout the ordeal, including several who testified on his behalf. However, nothing equals the support he got from his family.

Depp’s sister and assistant Christi Dembrowski testified for her brother’s team. She discussed their difficult childhood and addressed Depp’s history with alcohol and drugs.

3. Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson

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Marilyn Manson stood by Johnny Depp’s side throughout his divorce and trial with Amber Heard. During the trial, texts between Depp and Manson became public. In the exchange, Manson compared his current wife Lindsay Usich to Heard. That said, several women have also accused Manson of sexual violence, including his ex-wife Evan Rachel Wood.

4. Keith Richards

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Johnny Depp and Keith Richards have been good friends for years. Richards supported Depp throughout his trial against News Group Newspapers and Amber Heard. As a matter of fact, Richards inspired Depp’s portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in The Pirates of the Caribbean. Depp recently released an art collection of his friends and heroes featuring Richards, Bob Dylan, Elizabeth Taylor, and Al Pacino.

5. Isaac Baruch

Isaac Baruch

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Isaac Baruch is Johnny Depp’s good friend and next-door neighbor. He played a significant role in the trial as he witnessed Depp and Amber Heard’s relationship firsthand. He often claimed that Heard’s bruises were fake and passionately stood by Depp’s side.

6. Kate Moss

Kate Moss

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During the trial, Amber Heard’s lawyer introduced a rumor that Johnny Depp once pushed his ex-girlfriend Kate Moss down the stairs. Moss gladly testified on behalf of Depp to clear up the confusion. Moss explained that she actually slipped and fell down the steps. She noted that Depp took care of her due to a back injury. Moss considers Depp a friend and eagerly stood by his side during the trial.

7. Javier Bardem

Javier Bardem

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Johnny Depp starred alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Many of those same co-stars supported Depp publicly. For instance, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor Javier Bardem defended Depp in the media. He praised Depp every chance he got. He admitted to standing by Depp because he’s a good and caring man.

8. Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz

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Pirates of the Caribbean star Penelope Cruz quickly came to Johnny Depp’s defense when Amber Heard made the abuse allegations. Cruz and Depp have worked together several times and became close friends. Cruz praised Depp for being so sweet and caring every time they starred in a movie together. She even filed a deposition in support of Depp.

9. Vanessa Paradis

Vanessa Paradis 

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Vanessa Paradis joined the list of Johnny Depp’s ex-girlfriends that came to his defense. Paradis provided written support for Depp during his UK libel case. She praised Depp as a “kind,” “attentive,” and “generous” person. Paradis added that she never saw him act like a violent person.

10. J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling


Initially, Johnny Depp portrayed Gellert Grindelwald in the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts. However, due to Amber Heard’s abuse allegations, the studio replaced Depp with Mads Mikkelsen.

Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts author J.K. Rowling supported keeping Depp in the role. She thought he was the perfect actor to portray Grindelwald. Of course, Rowling is no stranger to controversy herself with her views on the trans community, so might not be the best friend for Depp to have.

11. Eva Green

Eva Green

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World-famous actress Eva Green and Johnny Depp are more than just co-stars. They’re good friends that have always had each other’s backs. Green publicly stood by Depp’s side during both trials. She posted two Instagram posts that defended Depp.

12. Ireland Baldwin

Ireland Baldwin


During the trial, several Hollywood stars took to social media to voice their support for Johnny Depp. For instance, Ireland Baldwin criticized Amber Heard on Instagram, claiming she was manipulative and trying to be the victim.

Baldwin later regretted her comments about Heard. Baldwin also hoped that Depp’s career would rebound.

13. Ashley Benson

Ashley Benson


Some celebrities publicly voiced their support for Johnny Depp. However, a few others took a different approach. After Depp’s victory, he wrote a lengthy post on Instagram. Several celebrities simply liked the post. Actress Ashely Benson took it a step further. She left a comment celebrating his victory and thanked his legal team and lawyer, Camille Vasquez.

14. Bill Burr

Bill Burr

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Unsurprisingly, several comedians joked about the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial. Legendary comic Bill Burr didn’t hold back on his feelings. Burr admitted to being a big fan of Depp and supported him throughout the trial. Burr hopes that people don’t jump to conclusions so fast and believe lies in the future.


Tina Turner’s Cause of Death Revealed




More details on Tina Turner’s passing have come to light.

One day after the legendary performer died at the age of 83, her cause of death has been attributed to natural causes, her representatives confirmed to Her publicist also told NBC News her death came after a long illness.

E! News has reached out to her manager for comment but hasn’t heard back.

On May 24, her team shared that she passed away at her home in Switzerland.

“With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow,” a statement posted to her social media pages read. “Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly.”

During the latter years of her life, the “Proud Mary” artist opened up about battling several health issues, including high blood pressure, vertigo, a stroke, intestinal cancer and kidney failure.

In her 2021 documentary, Tina, the singer also shared she experienced post-traumatic stress disorder as a result from her tumultuous marriage to her ex Ike Turner.

“I’ve been on such a wild roller-coaster in the four years since my wedding,” Turner—who wed music executive Erwin Bach in 2013—wrote in her memoir, My Love Story, per Today, “that even I have difficulty keeping my medical catastrophes straight.”

Turner’s passing came just five months after the death of her and Ike’s son Ronnie and nearly five years after her son Craig passed away.

Tina Turner's Cause of Death Revealed

Her death sent shockwaves through Hollywood, with many celebrities speak out about the influence her achievements had on the industry.

“Through her courage in telling her story, her commitment to stay the course in her life, no matter the sacrifice, and her determination to carve out a space in rock and roll for herself and for others who look like her,” Angela Bassett, who played the legend in the 1993 biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It, said in a statement. “Tina Turner showed others who lived in fear what a beautiful future filled with love, compassion, and freedom should look like.”

As the actress—who won a Golden Globe for her role—noted, it was an honor knowing the icon on a personal level.

“Her final words to me, for me, were ‘You never mimicked me. Instead, you reached deep into your soul, found your inner Tina, and showed her to the world,’” she added. “I shall hold these words close to my heart for the rest of my days.”


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Tina Turner survived an abusive relationship with Ike and death of two sons




Tina Turner escaped an abusive relationship to find true love with her second husband, Erwin Bach.

The singer, who passed away aged 83 on Wednesday following an unspecified illness, was in a relationship with the record executive for 38 years. The pair married in 2013.

Tina had publicly praised Erwin for helping her find happiness after fleeing from her first marriage to husband, Ike Turner, which was plagued with physical and emotional abuse.

Ike first met Tina when she was a vulnerable teenager named Annie Mae Bullock. He renamed her Tina, and went on to form the musical duo, Ike & Tina Turner. According to Tina, he micromanaged her career, withheld her finances and beat her while she was pregnant.

After filing for divorce in 1978, Tina was left in debt and had her children to support. She went on to establish a successful solo career.

The songstress met Erwin in 1985 when he was working as an executive with EMI. The pair had an instant connection the moment they met, when he arrived to collect her from Düsseldorf airport.

She said Erwin had taught her how “to love without giving up who I am”, and that he had never been intimidated by her fame or success. He even donated a kidney to her in April 2017, which saved her life.

Writing in her book, Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good, Tina said: “Falling in love with my husband, Erwin, was another exercise in leaving my comfort zone, of being open to the unexpected gifts that life has to offer.

“The day I first met Erwin, at an airport in Germany, I should have been too tired from my flight, too preoccupied with thoughts of my concert tour. But I did notice him, and I instantly felt an emotional connection.

“Even then, I could have ignored what I felt — I could have listened to the ghost voices in my head telling me that I didn’t look good that day, or that I shouldn’t be thinking about romance because it never ends well. Instead, I listened to my heart.”

Tina’s spokesman confirmed she died “peacefully” at home and added: “With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model. With her music and her inexhaustible vitality, Tina Turner thrilled millions of fans and inspired many artists of subsequent generations.”

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Tina Turner: legendary rock’n’roll singer dies aged 83




Tina Turner, the pioneering rock’n’roll star who became a pop behemoth in the 1980s, has died aged age of 83 after a long illness, her publicist has told the PA news agency.
Turner affirmed and amplified Black women’s formative stake in rock’n’roll, defining that era of music to the extent that Mick Jagger admitted to taking inspiration from her high-kicking, energetic live performances for his stage persona. After two decades of working with her abusive husband, Ike Turner, she struck out alone and – after a few false starts – became one of the defining pop icons of the 1980s with the album Private Dancer. Her life was chronicled in three memoirs, a biopic, a jukebox musical, and in 2021, the acclaimed documentary film, Tina.

“Turner’s musical character has always been a charged combination of mystery as well as light, melancholy mixed with a ferocious vitality that often flirted with danger,” scholar Daphne A Brooks wrote for the Guardian in 2018.
Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on 26 November 1939 and raised in Nutbush, Tennessee, where she recalled picking cotton with her family as a child. She sang in the tiny town’s church choir, and as a teenager talked – or rather, sang – her way into Ike’s band in St Louis: he had declined her request to join until he heard her seize the microphone during a Kings of Rhythm performance for a rendition of BB King’s You Know I Love You.
She had suffered ill health in recent years, being diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016 and having a kidney transplant in 2017.

‘I was just tired of singing and making everybody happy’ … Tina Turner performs at the O2 Arena, London, in 2009. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

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