Johnny Depp‘s new friend is nothing more than a friend.
Earlier this week, the Pirates of the Caribbean star was photographed with a mystery redhead. Some people say that this woman is his new girlfriend, but a source says that she is just a member of the staff on his new movie set. She is his French teacher, and there is no romantic connection between them.
Depp, 59, is set to play Louis XV in the film. The film is about the life of Jeanne Bécu. She was the mistress of the 18th century French King when he died. The project is scheduled for 2023 and it will be Depp’s first return to the big screen in three years.
The revelation of Johnny Depp’s relationship with his French teacher comes barely over one month after the high-profile civil defamation lawsuit between him and ex-wife Amber Heard came to an end in Virginia.
Johnny Depp’s got a red hot cutie tagging along with him as he continues to perform in Europe, as the guy continues to ride the wave after defeating Amber Heard in court. https://t.co/eHjfLe7en5
— TMZ (@TMZ) July 17, 2022
The actor’s legal troubles resulted in more dating rumors; his attorney Camille Vasquez later denied they were a couple .”It’s disappointing that certain outlets kind of ran with it,” she told People last month, “or said that my interactions with Johnny—who is a friend and I’ve known and represented for four-and-a-half years now—that my interactions in any way were inappropriate or unprofessional.”
On June 1, a jury found Heard guilty of libel against Depp in an essay for the Washington Post published in January 2018, where she claimed to be a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” Though Heard didn’t name her ex by name in the piece, his attorneys argued that she “concocted the tale as part of a publicity stunt and to further her career.”
The jury initially awarded Depp $15 million in damages. However, punitive damages were later reduced to the state’s $350,000 legal limit. This made the total damages awarded almost $10.4 million. Heard, 36, who filed a $100 million countersuit against Depp over an alleged “online smear campaign,” was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages.
After the ruling, Depp thanked the jury in a statement issued by his spokesperson. He said that they “gave me my life back.”
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