Johnny Depp hugs a badger as he makes a surprise appearance on the Kent Wildlife Rescue Team

Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance at an animal rescue in Kent shortly before he won a defamation case against his ex-wife, Amber Heard.

The 58-year-old actor was cradling an orphaned badger named Freddy while he stopped by Folly Wildlife Rescue where he toured the nursing and veterinary units.

Johnny was touring with musician Jeff Beck at the Royal Albert Hall, and as Jeff’s patron of the rescue, they decided to visit the center together.

Guest: Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance at Folly Wildlife Rescue in Kent shortly before he won his defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard

Guest: Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance at Folly Wildlife Rescue in Kent shortly before he won his defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard

The guitarist and his wife Sandra brought in Johnny to save wildlife.

Folly Wildlife Rescue shared a photo of the Hollywood star on their Facebook account and wrote: “What a wonderful afternoon for our staff and volunteers, as he toured the hospital’s care and veterinary units.

Johnny was incredibly courteous and in his own words “surprised” at what he saw.

To top off the visit, we let him have the rare privilege of holding Freddy for a brief period (as in Mercury!) one of the orphaned badger cubs we currently raise – and I think it’s fair to say he was thrown by the whole experience!

Case: Johnny sued Amber, 36, for $50 million over an article she wrote in 2018 alleging she was a victim of domestic violence, with Amber opposing $100 million.

Case: Johnny sued Amber, 36, for $50 million over an article she wrote in 2018 alleging she was a victim of domestic violence, with Amber opposing $100 million.

Johnny sued Amber, 36, for $50 million over an article she wrote in 2018 that claimed she was a victim of domestic violence.

Amber contested it for $100 million, claiming that Johnny’s attorney Adam Waldman had made defamatory statements by calling her allegations a “hoax.”

With the high-profile case concluded on Wednesday, Johnny won the trial and took home more than $10 million, justifying his position that Amber fabricated allegations that she was abused by the star before and during their short marriage.

In a statement after Wednesday’s ruling, Johnny said: ‘Six years ago, it was my life, the lives of my children, the lives of those close to me and also the lives of people who supported and believed for many years. Inside me changed forever.

Six years later, the jury gave me my life back. I am really humbled.

Trial: With the high-profile case ending on Wednesday, Johnny won the trial and was awarded more than $10 million

Trial: With the high-profile case ending on Wednesday, Johnny won the trial and was awarded more than $10 million

Meanwhile, Amber, who was married to Johnny from 2015 until 2017, admitted she was “sad” as she spoke out after the ruling.

She said in a statement: It is a setback. It turns back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke out and spoke out could be shamed and humiliated. It hinders the idea that violence against women should be taken seriously.

I think Johnny’s lawyers managed to convince the jury to overlook the main free speech issue and ignore evidence that was so crucial that we won it in the UK. I am sad that I lost this case.

“But I am still saddened that I really lost my thought as an American – to speak freely and openly.”

Career: After a defamation trial, Johnny hopes to pick up the leads of his film career

Career: After a defamation trial, Johnny hopes to pick up the leads of his film career

Earlier on Wednesday, Johnny was seen at The Bridge Tavern on Newcastle’s Quayside just hours before it was announced he had won a high-profile defamation case.

He was joined by singer Sam, 28, and Jeff Beck as they enjoyed drinks in the beer garden, before Johnny was later seen at Jam Jar bar in Newcastle.

Johnny earned more than $10 million after winning a defamation trial, and his position that his ex-wife Amber made up allegations that she was abused by the Hollywood star before and during their short marriage was proven.

And Johnny seemed to be in a festive mood as he enjoyed a night out in Tyneside after the months-long high-profile trial ended.

Johnny, joined by Jeff Beck – with whom he spent three nights, is seen wearing blue sunglasses and a hat, with a brown jacket and green pants.

The upshot: Amber, who was married to Johnny from 2015 until 2017, admitted that she was 'sad' because she spoke out after the verdict.

The upshot: Amber, who was married to Johnny from 2015 until 2017, admitted that she was ‘sad’ because she spoke out after the verdict.

A gambler was heard shouting ‘I love you Johnny’ and was later seen in a video posted to Instagram, in the same outfit, signing a statement and excited fans took to Twitter to share their surprise after spotting the band at the bar.

One user, paired with a video that showed Johnny waving and shaking hands with fans as he walked out of the pub, said: “For anyone interested… Johnny Depp and Sam Fender have just been seen at The Bridge Tavern in Newcastle Quayside’ garden.

Another wrote, and attached a photo of him walking down some stairs in the pub, “I met Johnny Depp at Bridge Tavern Newcastle now…that was absolutely surreal.”

Johnny joined Jeff at the Royal Albert Hall in West London on Monday night and Tuesday after surprising fans with his appearance at Sheffield City Hall on Sunday.

There are rumors he will continue on Jeff’s UK tour, which includes gigs in Gateshead, Manchester, York and Glasgow – but those reports have yet to be confirmed. He reportedly watched the conclusion of the trial via a video link in the UK.

Damages: After less than three days of deliberation, his ex-wife Amber was awarded $2 million in damages out of the $100 million she was seeking in her counterclaim against her ex-husband

Damages: After less than three days of deliberation, his ex-wife Amber was awarded $2 million in damages out of the $100 million she was seeking in her counterclaim against her ex-husband

After less than three days of deliberation, his ex-wife Amber was awarded $2 million in damages out of the $100 million she was seeking in her counterclaim against her ex-husband. I got zero dollars in punitive damages.

Backed by frantic support on social media and in the courtroom, Johnny believes he now has a “golden opportunity” to press a career reset.

Later this year, he plans to release an album with Beck, 77, written by the two men at Beck’s Sussex home where Johnny would spend months at a time. He will also start making art house films.

Johnny has been largely silent since the UK court ruling, but he told journalist Jason Solomons: ‘This is a golden opportunity to do exactly what I’ve wanted to do for years, which is to make the movies or cinema I want, to get away from the shackles, not to let any unintended fingers go. Getting into the pie, that is, to make movies you don’t need $300 million.

Performance: Johnny joined Beck at the Royal Albert Hall in West London on Monday and Tuesday nights after surprising fans with his appearance at Sheffield City Hall on Sunday.

Performance: Johnny joined Beck at the Royal Albert Hall in West London on Monday and Tuesday nights after surprising fans with his appearance at Sheffield City Hall on Sunday.

His new career would see him start almost from scratch in financial terms. In a UK court in 2020, it was revealed that he has earned up to £400m over his career.

It appears to have been spent on property, drugs, drinks and whims like launching the ashes of his hero, writer Hunter S Thompson, into space, which cost him £4 million.

He’s now hoping to pick up the clues of his film career, which hit the buffers after losing his libel in London and agreeing to pull out of the spin-off Harry Potter Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets.

Despite awarding him $15 million for the jury, the judge reduced Virginia’s $5 million in punitive damages to a maximum of $350,000, reducing the total to $10,350,000—minus the $2 million she was ordered to pay to Amber. In total, he evades compensation with $8.35 million.

a trip?  There are rumors he will continue on Beck's tour of the UK, which includes gigs in Gateshead, Manchester, York and Glasgow - but those reports have yet to be confirmed.

a trip? There are rumors he will continue on Beck’s tour of the UK, which includes gigs in Gateshead, Manchester, York and Glasgow – but those reports have yet to be confirmed.

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