Amber Heard's sister offered a message of solidarity after the Johnny Depp judgement.
Whitney Heard Henriquez, who testified for Amber, said the trial would be "uphill." Despite the ruling, she's on Aquaman's side.
Instagram post: "I still stand with you, sissy." "Yesterday, today, and tomorrow I will always be proud of you for standing up for yourself, for testifying here in Virginia and in the UK
and for being the voice of so many who can't speak to what happens behind closed doors," she said, referring to the domestic abuse allegations Amber made against Depp.
"We anticipated it would be a tough fight," Henriquez wrote. "You talked anyhow. I'm honoured to testify for you, and I'd do it a million times since I saw what happened and the truth is on your side.
I'm sorry it wasn't represented in the jury's judgement, but I won't give up on you, and neither will your supporters."
"Forever by your side... #istandwithamberheard," she wrote.
Henriquez was the first civil trial witness to say she saw Depp hit Amber. She said he hit her, and she signed an NDA afterward. Depp claims Amber physically abused him during their brief marriage.
Henriquez said she noticed bruises on her sister from earlier clashes between the ex-couple. During her testimony, she stated she occasionally sided with Depp during the couple's fights, acting "marriage counsellor" for the mismatched pair.
Henriquez lived rent-free in Depp's penthouse. She allegedly used narcotics with Depp. She was evicted after being suspected of selling wedding photos.
After a six-week trial, the jury decided Wednesday that Amber made defamatory allegations about Depp in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed. Depp, who wanted $50M, got $10.35M.
Amber countersued Depp for defamation, seeking $100 million. She won one of three counterclaims, connected to Depp's attorney labelling her abuse allegations a "hoax." Amber won $2m.
Depp's libel lawsuit against The Sun for labelling him a "wife-beater" was dismissed in 2020. The court found the outlet's assertions truthful. Amber's sister testified. Depp's next-year appeal was denied.