Hollywood actor Johnny Depp recently stated that he’ll always be grateful to the French fashion house Dior for supporting him through his legal troubles with his ex-wife, Amber Heard.
“They stuck with me through every single second, and that ups the stakes quite a lot for me: they trusted me, they believed in me, and they continued,” Depp told the South China Morning Post in an interview published on September 8.
During his legal battles with Heard, he lost his roles in film franchises like Warner Bros. “Fantastic Beasts” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean”
After divorcing Heard in 2017, Depp sued his ex-wife for defamation in 2019 after she claimed in an op-ed for The Washington Post that she had been abused. Heard later filed a counterclaim against Depp in August 2020, saying that she was abused by him throughout their relationship.
A Virginia jury in June 2022 found that Heard and Depp were both liable for defaming each other. The couple eventually settled their defamation suits against each other in December.
Dior, notably, did not terminate Depp’s brand ambassadorship during Depp’s trial, per The New York Times. The fashion house also doubled down on its support for Depp, and signed a seven-figure, multiyear contract with him last year.
Depp told the South China Morning Post that he was very touched by Dior’s support.
“Nobody does that, and the fact that Dior has, I thank every single person involved in making the decision to trust me and stick with me all the way from the bottom to the top and back down,” Depp said.
“I will forever be in their debt, I will forever be loyal,” he continued.
Depp has been an ambassador for Dior since 2015 and has starred in multiple ad campaigns for the Dior fragrance line, Sauvage.