Does art imitate life? In a new line from NFT, Johnny Depp addresses his daughter Lily Rose’s relationship with him. Lily-Rose has been pretty quiet during the lawsuit between her dad and his ex-wife Amber Heard, and Johnny’s new NFT art line may reveal how he feels about that silence.
Johnny revealed an NFT line in January 2022 titled “Never Fear Truth”. The NFT line’s Instagram revealed several NFTS “Friends and Heroes” additions on Johnny’s birthday on June 9, 2022. According to the website, the first exhibit features “people he knew well and who inspired him as a person. Each image is an intimate reflection of their character in Johnny’s eyes; a representation of how they revealed themselves to him. One of them includes a painting of his daughter, Lily-Rose, 23, who he had with his ex-wife Vanessa Paradis.The painting has several words painted on Lily-Rose’s face. Exile. Cunning,” it read. Another read: “Words get weak. The old quote comes from Portrait of the artist as a young man by James Joyce. Johnny has the same quote tattoo on his arm.
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During the six-week defamation trial, Lily-Rose did not post on social media. The only exception was for her birthday on May 28, 2022, where she posted roses and a selfie of herself celebrating. Johnny fans called her out on the post. “I don’t see a single picture of you with your father. WHY?” one user commented. Another poster said, “You post more of your boobs than your dad.”
In a deleted Instagram post since 2016 with her father, The king star defended his father. “My dad is the sweetest, most loving person I know, he’s been nothing but a wonderful dad to my little brother and me, and everyone who knows him would say the same.” Lily-Rose also has a 20-year-old brother, Jack, who hasn’t featured in an NFT.
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Johnny won the libel suit after suing Amber for $50 million. Amber wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post in 2018 about her experiences with domestic violence. Although no names were mentioned, many people speculated that it was her marriage to Johnny. Johnny claimed the op-ed cost him his acting jobs. Johnny was awarded $15 million in damages, but Amber will have to pay $10.35 million due to a Virginia law cap on punitive damages. Amber also received $2 million after winning one count of her countersuit against Johnny.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, help is available. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233) for confidential support.
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