Depp waves to crowd in UK after defamation trial

STORY: Fans were delighted to see a glimpse of the star as he got out of his vehicle at the Sage Arena in Gateshead in the northwest of England.

Depp won more than $10 million in damages on Wednesday (June 1), achieving a near-total victory in a defamation suit against ex-wife Amber Heard to cap a six-week trial featuring graphic testimony about the stars' soured relationship.

Heard was ordered to pay $10.35 million in damages to Depp - $10 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages - after the jury ruled that she defamed Depp when she wrote a 2018 Washington Post op-ed alluding to her past claims of domestic violence.

A seven-person jury in Virginia also ruled for Heard on one counterclaim against Depp. The "Pirates of the Caribbean" film star depicted the decision as a vindication, and his former wife said it was "a disappointment."