Johnny Depp Hugging Lawyer After Closing Argument Warms Social Media

Johnny Depp and his attorney, Benjamin Chew, shared a meaningful embrace after Chew concluded his closing argument in the $ 50 million defamation lawsuit against Depp’s ex-wife, Amber Heard.

After six weeks in the trial against Heard and the accusations that Depp is a domestic abuser, Chew apparently began to get choked up, his voice shaking as he told the jury, “It’s about restoring his lost reputation. It’s about showing Mr. Depp’s children, Lily-Rose and Jack, that the truth is worth fighting for. It is. And it’s about restoring Mr. Depp’s name and standing in the community to the fullest extent that you can, and you can do something. “

After concluding, Chew returned to his seat beside Depp, who was smiling and hugged him, earning a warm reaction from people on social media.

Many on Twitter shared the photo of Chew and Depp hugging. One user, @JiminBaekhoWife, wrote“I’m speechless … Ben’s words teared me up … And this hug burst my heart …”

Praise flooded in for both Chew and co-counsel Camille Vasquez, who started the closing argument on Friday. One user wrote“Can I just take a moment to congratulate the amazing work that Johnny Depp’s lawyers did this entire trial. Nothing but Class all the way, with credible witnesses.”

Another tweeted“Watching Ben Chew getting emotional and fighting to not tear up during his closing statement was really one of the most touching things in this trial, and there were many. What a great lawyer and empathetic human being.”

This is a breaking news story and will be updated when more information becomes available.

A hug by Johnny Depp and his attorney Benjamin Chew is getting warm reactions on social media. Above, Depp shakes hands with Chew as he arrives for closing arguments in the Depp v. Heard trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 27.
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