Diehard Pirates of the Caribbean actor from inside the courtroom during his recent against ex- had to wake up early and hope for good luck in scoring a wristband that would allow them admission into Courtroom 5J inside the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Virginia. fans who wanted to show their support for the
Some of them arrived at the Others paid as much as $30,000 in travel expenses to be there. as early as 1:00 a.m. on days for the best chance at securing one of 100 wristbands that would allow them inside the courtroom.
Following the wrap-up of the last week, some fans who were lucky enough to be spectators in attendance at the v. have begun selling their courtroom wristbands online.
A blue wristband listed on eBay with a starting bid of $4,999 is from “the first day of the final week of the ” (May 23), according to the seller. The listing also reads, “I was there, and you are obtaining this from a verified first-person source.”
The listing description continued with “This is a piece of celebrity culture history. The wristbands are not fancy or specially made, they are your typical paper wristbands you see at events. The Sheriffs marked these for their own purposes to identify who was allowed in the courtroom.”
One wristband was originally listed at $4,500. It sold, but for an undisclosed amount, as the “best offer” was accepted by the seller, and an orange wristband from the courtroom is also for sale on eBay. It is listed at $500. The seller of the orange wristband said the item is “priceless,” adding, “the is a part of pop culture history.”
Another wristband is currently listed with a starting bid of $1,000, or it can be purchased immediately for $2,500 thanks to eBay’s “Buy It Now” feature. This particular band was worn by a fan in the gallery on April 21, just 10 days after the began.
On Wednesday, the jury awarded Depp $15 million in damages. Members of the jury found that Heard had, in fact, defamed Depp in her December 2018 op-ed in The . Heard was awarded $2 million in damages after the jury found that Depp defamed her on one of her three claims against him.
In a statement after the verdict was read, Johnny Depp said that “truth never perishes” and “the jury gave me my life back.” Heard expressed her disappointment in the verdict in a statement she released post-verdict, saying she was “heartbroken” by the jury’s decision.
Elaine Bederhoft, a member of Ms. Heard’s legal team, appeared on two nationally televised morning news programs the day after the verdict, saying that Depp’s legal team had “demonized” Ms. Heard, ultimately leading the jury to decide in favor of Mr. Depp.
Heard and her legal team have vowed to appeal the decision.