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“What a great lawyer and empathetic human being.”: Johnny Depp’s touching hug with lawyer goes viral

"What a great lawyer and empathetic human being."

Johnny Depp’s legal team presented its closing arguments Friday in his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard



johnny Depp’s defense team presented their closing arguments to the jury Friday in his defamation lawsuit against ex-Amber Heard, and the actor’s warm embrace shared with his lawyer Ben Chew has already taken the Internet by storm.

According to Newsweek, Depp supporters took to social media to share snippets of Depp and Chew sharing a hug as the lawyer returned to his seat next to him after presenting an emotional closing argument.



During his arguments, Chew’s voice seemed to tremble as he said, “This is about restoring his lost reputation. It’s about showing Mr. Depp’s children, Lily-Rose and Jack, that the truth is worth fighting for. It is.”

“And it’s about restoring Mr. Depp’s name and his standing in the community as much as possible, and you can do something.”

He thanked his lawyer
Depp was seen smiling as Chew returned to his seat and then hugged his lawyer, and a Twitter shared the clip with the caption, “I’m speechless… Ben’s words tore me apart… And this hug broke my heart. ”



Another tweeted, “Watching Ben Chew get emotional and struggle not to cry during his closing statement was truly one of the most moving things about this trial, and there were many. What a great lawyer and empathetic human being.”

People also commented on Depp’s legal team comprised of Chew and co-counsel Camille Vasquez, with one fan writing, “Can I take a moment to commend the amazing job Johnny Depp’s lawyers did throughout the entire trial. Nothing but class throughout, with credible witnesses.”



The jury is expected to begin deliberating the case Friday afternoon, and if a verdict cannot be reached the same day, deliberations will resume after Memorial Day weekend.

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