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'Alice Cooper: No Amber Heard Trial Talk with Johnny Depp on Tour, as No One Cared'

Alice Cooper says Johnny Depp's defamation trial with Amber Heard was blown out of proportion and not a concern on their recent tour.

Alice Cooper, the musician and member of the band Hollywood Vampires, recently spoke about bandmate Johnny Depp's defamation trial with Amber Heard. In an interview with Vulture, Cooper revealed that he did not pay much attention to the trial while on tour. He stated that he "never watched a moment of" the live-televised trial, which found Heard liable for defamation in relation to her 2018 op-ed about abuse allegations.

The trial concluded on June 1, 2022, while Depp was touring in the U.K. with musician Jeff Beck. They have since reached a settlement and dropped their appeals, with Heard paying Depp $1 million in damages. Cooper expressed that the trial was not a concern for him or Depp during the tour. He stated that Depp's attitude was focused on the music and the next song, rather than the trial. Cooper acknowledged that the trial received significant attention due to the fame of both parties involved.

During the tour, Cooper claimed that the trial was not discussed among the band members, as no one seemed to care about it. He emphasized that he never watched any part of the trial, as he believed it was blown out of proportion and seen as a "Hollywood thing." Cooper expressed confidence in Depp's victory, citing the support he received from multiple exes testifying in his favor. He stated that he turned off the trial coverage and focused on Depp's role as the band's guitar player.

Depp spent the summer touring with Hollywood Vampires, alongside Cooper, Joe Perry, and Tommy Henriksen. Despite Depp's birthday falling during the tour, the celebration was described as an intimate dinner with his bandmates in Istanbul, Turkey. The source stated that Depp was prioritizing his health during this phase of his life, particularly after fracturing his ankle in May, which led to the rescheduling of some performances. The source emphasized that Depp, at 60 years old, was taking care of himself and approaching his lifestyle in moderation.

The Hollywood Vampires concluded their summer tour with a performance in Bethel, New York, on July 30. Throughout the tour, fans showed their support for Depp, with a video shared on Instagram of fans singing "Happy Birthday" to him at a concert in Bucharest, Romania. Despite the trial and personal challenges, Depp continued to prioritize his music and his health while on tour with the band.

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