There have been whispers that Johnny Depp will make a surprise appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards. Fans had been following him on social media in anticipation of the actor’s appearance, and on Sunday night, many people tuned in to find out if the reports were real. That turned out to be the case because Depp did walk up dressed as the program’s mascot, the Moon Person, in costume. Depp was added to the performance digitally; he didn’t actually show up in the structure.
The incident happened soon after Lizzo, Jack Harlow, and Fergie gave a performance. Viewers then saw a glimpse of a man dressed as a moon person, who upon closer scrutiny revealed Depp’s face concealed beneath the helmet’s glass. Depp can be heard talking to the MTV viewers while appearing to be suspended above the crowd and making jokes about how he’s seeking work.
“And what about that? I required the job, “Depp joked that evening that he is available for birthday parties, wakes, weddings, and any other events that admirers might want to employ him for. Depp would be in the program again at another point. This time, Depp won some cheers by bringing up a complaint that has dogged MTV lately. Depp said, “Hey VMAs, let’s get back to the f***ing music, shall we?” after missing how music used to be presented more heavily on the network.
If you weren’t able to watch the VMAs live, Depp released a brief clip of the video on Instagram. You can see that here.
Heard was forced to pay $10 million in compensatory damages to Depp by the jury in the defamation case, while the Pirates of the Caribbean actor was only ordered to pay $2 million in compensatory damages. Heard filed an appeal earlier this summer disputing the sums.
The notice of appeal states: “Plaintiff and Counterclaim-Defendant John C. Depp, II, by counsel, hereby appeals to the Court of Appeals of Virginia from all adverse judgments and from the final judgment order of this Circuit Court entered on June 24, 2022.” (H/T Deadline).
Regardless of the outcome, the purpose of pursuing this lawsuit has always been to uncover the truth “After the initial judgment was announced, Depp penned a statement. “I owed it to my children and to everyone who has continued to be by my side, to tell the truth. Knowing that I have finally succeeded makes me feel at rest.”
Added he, “I have been and continue to be astounded by the love and support that people have shown me all across the world. I hope that my efforts to get the truth out will have aided other people—men or women—who have been in a similar circumstance to mine and that those who are helping them never give up. I also hope that both the legal system and the media will now uphold the principle of innocence until proven guilty.