Amber Heard's Sister Rips MTV for Johnny Depp VMAs Inclusion

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Johnny Depp's face appeared virtually at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.

Amber Heard's sister, Whitney Henriquez, wasn't happy to see Johnny Depp's face show up at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards over the weekend. 

Depp appeared on the live broadcast on Sunday, August 28, with his face digitally placed into the helmet of a giant floating VMA Moon Person, while he delivered the lines: "You know what? I needed the work."

Henriquez, 34, reacted to Depp's surprise appearance with a post to her Instagram Story, where she slammed the network for including the Pirates of the Caribbean actor in the show just under three months after the end of his Virginia defamation trial. 

"@MTV you're disgusting and clearly desperate!" Henriquez wrote. "I really hope that none of the people that made this call have daughters..."

She also included a graphic made by Heard supporters that read "I stand with Amber Heard," and renamed the award show as the "DVMA's," in an apparent attempt to reference "DV," or domestic violence.

A clip of Depp's appearance was shared in a joint Instagram post with the official MTV page, alongside the caption "guess who? #VMAs."

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Fans of the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald actor were eager to show their support in the comments, including Instagram users who called him a "legend" and others who thanked MTV for giving Depp a platform again.

"Thanks MTV! #JohnnyIsASurvivor We Love You!" one person wrote, while even Depp's former lawyer, Adam Waldman, commented on the post with a celebratory raised-hands emoji.

In June, Depp was awarded over $10 million in damages after the jury in Fairfax County, Virginia, found that Heard, 36, defamed him in her 2018 op-ed about domestic violence, even though she never mentioned him by name.

The Aquaman actress is currently appealing the verdict, while Depp is appealing Heard's win in part of her countersuit, which awarded her $2 million.

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