- Whitney Henriquez slammed MTV on social media for including Johnny Depp at the VMAs.
- Henriquez, Amber Heard’s sister, posted an image to her Instagram story using the hashtag #DVMAS.
- Henriquez testified against Depp during his trial with his ex-wife Heard.
Amber Heard’s sister Whitney Henriquez criticized MTV for including Johnny Depp at the Video Music Awards on Sunday.
Depp made a surprise appearance on the awards ceremony broadcast via a pre-recorded clip. He appeared dressed as the network’s moon man statuette in a silver spacesuit suspended above the stage.
“@MTV you’re disgusting and clearly desperate! I really hope that none of the people that made this call have daughters,” Henriquez wrote on her Instagram story.
Beneath her message was an image of her sister beneath a logo that read “DVMA” and featured a moon man. Henriquez added the hashtags #IStandWithAmberHeard and #DVMAS to her post.
The #DVMAs acronym appeared to be a reference to domestic violence. Heard and Depp faced one another in liable and defamation cases that were heard during a six-week-long trial in Virginia. Depp sued Heard for her role in the publication of a Washington Post op-ed where she identified herself as a victim of domestic abuse. Henriquez testified in the trial.
On June 1, the jury delivered a verdict finding that Depp and Heard both defamed each other. The decision, however, was heavily in Depp’s favor. He won three of his claims against Heard and the jury granted him $10 million in compensatory damages and an additional $5 million in punitive damages. Meanwhile, the jury gave Heard one victory out of her three counterclaims and granted her $2 million in compensatory damages.
During the Video Music Awards, Depp advertised his availability to appear at a number of other occasions including birthdays, bar or bat mitzvahs, wakes, and weddings, a seeming nod to his claim that he’s been unable to secure work during his defamation trial.
“I’m also a dentist,” he added jokingly.
Representatives for MTV, Heard, and Depp did not respond to Insider’s request for comment.