Elon Musk tweets on Johnny Depp, Amber Heard trial

Elon Musk has finally weighed in on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard now that their messy, sensational, six-week defamation trial has gone to the jury — and he didn’t take sides.

“I hope they both move on. At their best, they are each incredible,” Musk, who once dated Heard, tweeted Saturday.

Musk’s tweet was in response to MIT research scientist and podcaster Lex Fridman who tweeted Friday:

“My takeaways from Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial: 1. Fame is one hell of a drug (for some). 2. Psychiatrists & lawyers come in drastically varying levels of skill. 3. Lying to millions of people is something humans are capable of. 4. Love can be messy. 5. Mega pint of wine.”

Musk and Heard dated briefly after her split from Depp in 2016. They separated in 2017 and briefly got back together in 2018.

Musk Tweeted his response to the trial on Saturday.Musk Tweeted his response to the trial on Saturday.Elon Musk/Twitter

After six weeks of grueling and often harrowing testimony, Judge Penney Azcarate sent the jury to deliberate at 2:57 p.m Friday,

The jury deliberated for two hours and went home for the long weekend without reaching a verdict. It will reconvene on Tuesday at 9 a.m. They are expected to deliver a verdict next week.

Depp, 58, sued Heard for $50 million over her 2018 Washington Post essay in which she wrote about facing “our culture’s wrath” as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” He said even though the piece did not name him, it sullied his reputation and cost him eight figures in potential earnings. 

Depp leaves court on Friday.Depp leaves court on Friday.Evelyn Hockstein/REUTERS

Amber Heard leaving court after closing statements.Amber Heard leaving court after closing statements.Evelyn Hockstein/REUTERS

Heard fired back with a $100 million countersuit, arguing that 2020 statements that she fabricated her domestic abuse claims given to the press by Depp’s lawyer Adam Waldman destroyed her career and made her life hell. 

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