Lily-Rose Depp Defends Her Silence On Father Johnny Depp’s Trial

Johnny Depp’s lawsuit towards ex-wife Amber Heard following her op-ed in The Washington Put up led to a media blitz and televised defamation trial. The plaintiff’s daughter Lily-Rose Depp stored quiet all through — and plans to maintain it that means.

“When it’s something that’s so private and so personal that all of a sudden becomes not so personal…I feel really entitled to my secret garden of thoughts,” the 23-year-old actor instructed Elle in an interview revealed Wednesday.

“I also think that I’m not here to answer for anybody, and I feel like for a lot of my career, people have really wanted to define me by the men in my life,” Lily-Rose continued, “whether that’s my family members or my boyfriends, whatever.”

Lily-Rose was effectively conscious of the social media storm surrounding her father’s trial in Virginia earlier this 12 months. Heard had publicly alleged since 2016 that Depp bodily abused her throughout their relationship, which started in 2011. Depp claimed at trial he was the one being abused.

Depp filed his swimsuit following Heard’s 2018 opinion piece and mentioned he had misplaced profitable roles on account of her allegations. He argued these have been clearly directed at him regardless of Heard not naming him within the article. The trial noticed jurors award him with $15 million in complete damages.

Lily-Rose Depp has spent the previous couple of years carving out a profession of her personal.

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Lily-Rose, who’s fielded accusations of being her father’s “nepo baby” after she began appearing, mentioned “the internet cares a lot more about who your family is than the people who are casting you in things,” and added her unconventional childhood was “the only thing that I know.”

“We spend a lot of time on the internet, and you start to feel like it’s this parallel universe where people in the public eye are just an animal in a zoo or a statue, and you can say whatever the fuck you want to them, even though you wouldn’t say it in person,” Lily-Rose instructed the journal.

Heard introduced her intentions of interesting the Virginia verdict in June. Depp has since returned to the highlight with an look at MTV’s Video Music Awards and in Rihanna’s “Savage x Fenty” vogue showcase.

Lily-Rose, in the meantime, is just attempting to carve out a path of her personal, and is “really ready to be defined for the things that I put out there,” she mentioned.

Forged in HBO upcoming sequence “The Idol,” Lily-Rose will star as a fledgling pop star reverse The Weeknd.

“I’ve just been raised in a manner that has taught me that privacy is something that’s important to protect,” Lily-Rose mentioned. “I am here to do my job, and what I really want to put out into the world is my work.”

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