Actor Johnny Depp spotted at Newcastle pub on night he wins defamation case against ex Amber Heard

Johnny Depp_Newcastle_credit: @DazWilliams
Actor Johnny Depp was spotted at The Bridge Tavern on Newcastle's Quayside. Credit: @DazWilliams (Twitter)

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp was spotted at a pub in Newcastle as the world tuned into the verdict in the high profile defamation case against his former wife Amber Heard.

A video, captured by Darren Williams (@DazWilliams) and posted on Twitter, showed Depp leaving The Bridge Tavern, on Newcastle's Quayside, on Wednesday 1 June.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor is rumoured to be in the city ahead of an appearance on stage with guitarist Jeff Beck at The Sage Gateshead on Thursday.

  • Video by Darren Williams (@DazWilliams)

North Shields's own star Sam Fender later posted on Instagram that he had been with the A-lister at the pub.

In a photo on his Instagram stories, the Seventeen Going Under singer can be seen around a table having a drink with Depp and Jeff Beck.

He captioned the picture with: "Some serious heroes."

Tyneside musician Sam Fender posted a picture of him with Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck on his Instagram stories. Credit: Instagram/Sam Fender

His visit to the region came on the same evening he learnt he had won his multi-million dollar US lawsuit against his former wife Amber Heard.

A jury ruled her 2018 article in the Washington Post was defamatory and found Depp should be awarded $15 million in damages.

The jury also found in favour of fellow actor Heard, who said she was defamed by Depp’s lawyer when he called her abuse allegations a hoax.

She was awarded $2 million in damages.

So far this week, he has been spotted on stage with Jeff Beck in London and also in Sheffield.

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