Johnny Depp rocks the stage with his second appearance with Beck in UK

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Johnny Depp made his second UK concert appearance last night with a surprise performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall. 

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor, embroiled in a highly publicised defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard for the last six weeks, joined Jeff Beck for the second time to surprise fans. 

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Armed with an electric guitar, Depp performed his version of John Lennon’s ‘Isolation’, Marvin Gay’s ‘What’s Going On and Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Little Wing’.

This follows his debut surprise appearance with Beck at Sheffield City Hall on Sunday night, just days after his lawyers closed their arguments in the defamation trial.

Jeff Beck has a string of UK concerts scheduled for the next week including at Manchester’s O2 Apollo on Saturday, June 4th with Depp being anticipated to be in attendance at most. 

Depp’s concert appearances have come just days after the actor’s legal team entered their closing statements in his defamation case against Amber Heard.

Depp sued his ex-wife for defamation after she penned an op-ed for the Washington Post in which she claimed she was a survivor of domestic abuse. 

While he wasn’t named explicitly in the article, Depp claimed the piece ruined his reputation.

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In 2020, the actor also sued The Sun newspaper for libel after they branded him as a ‘wife beater’ in an article published about Heard’s allegations.

However, he lost the case and is now required to pay substantial legal costs to News Group Newspapers.

A spokesperson for The Sun later said: “The Sun has stood up and campaigned for the victims of domestic abuse for over twenty years.

“Domestic abuse victims must never be silenced, and we thank the Judge for his careful consideration and Amber Heard for her courage in giving evidence to the court.”

 

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