• Johnny Depp feels "really good and positive" following the verdict in his defamation trial against Amber Heard, a report says
  • The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star reportedly is happy to have "cleared his name" 
  • Heard "has been really distraught and upset" and is trying to lay low following the trial, according to the report

Johnny Depp is ecstatic after the verdict in his six-week defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard was announced Wednesday, according to a report.

Depp won his case against Heard after a Virginia jury decided that the "Aquaman" star defamed him when she claimed she was a survivor of sexual violence in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed.

Depp feels "really good and positive" after his legal victory, an unnamed source told Entertainment Tonight.

The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star was happy to have "cleared his name" and "feels like things are on the upswing for him," according to the insider.

The source added that the 58-year-old actor is "looking forward to the future, both personally and professionally, and feels like he got his career back."

On the other hand, Heard has been "really distraught and upset" and is "trying to lay low and take care of herself," the tipster claimed.

According to the insider, Heard's sister Whitney Henriquez, who testified for her during the trial, has been there for the actress as her support system.

The "London Fields" star "feels really sad and overwhelmed" and that "it's just a very difficult time in general," the source added.

The Virginia jury came to the unanimous verdict Wednesday following 14 hours of deliberations over the course of three days.

Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, though the latter was later reduced to Virginia's statutory cap of $350,000.

Heard was also awarded $2 million in damages as she partially won her countersuit over comments made by Depp's former lawyer Adam Waldman, who called her abuse allegations a hoax.

Following the verdict, an unnamed former Disney executive predicted that Depp could be asked to return to the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise in the future.

The source told People that he thinks the multibillion-dollar franchise is "primed for rebooting" with Depp back on board as Captain Jack Sparrow as there is "too much potential box-office treasure for a beloved character deeply embedded in the Disney culture."

"With [producer] Jerry Bruckheimer riding high on the massive success of Tom Cruise in 'Top Gun: Maverick,' there is huge appetite for bringing back bankable Hollywood stars in massively popular franchises," the former exec added.

Depp appeared to have already moved on from the legal battle. He took the stage at the Royal Albert Hall in London Tuesday and performed with rock guitarist and collaborator Jeff Beck, 77, for the third night in a row.

Depp's ex-girlfriend, Kate Moss, attended his Tuesday performance, which came nearly a week after the British model testified for him during his trial against Heard.

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1. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard - This messy breakup doesn't seem to end. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard split up in 2016 after less than two years of being married. They first met during the filming of “The Rum Diary” in 2009 but their relationship was only made public in 2012. Their divorce was allegedly caused by bad behavior on both sides where Heard accused Depp of domestic abuse. To this day, there is still an on-going court trial between the two as Depp filed a $50 million defamation suit against his ex-wife. In Depp’s defense, it was Heard who was bullying and abusing him over the span of their relationship and that the allegation against him back in 2016 when Heard publicly blamed him for abuse was untrue. John Phillips_UK Press/ Getty Images