On June 1, a Fairfax County Circuit Court jury awarded Depp $15 million in compensatory and punitive damages, finding that Heard had defamed him in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed about sexual violence. (Heard won $2 million in her countersuit; she insists that her op-ed did not defame her ex-husband, and her attorneys are appealing the case.) “Six years later, the jury gave me my life back. I am truly humbled,” Depp declared in a statement after the controversial verdict was read.
The 2022 MTV Music Awards were co-hosted by Nicki Minaj, LL Cool J, and Jack Harlow. Minaj received the Video Vanguard Award, while the Red Hot Chili Peppers were presented with another lifetime-achievement honor, the Global Icon Award. Other performers included K-pop group BLACKPINK, country crooner Kane Brown, Italian glam-rock band Måneskin, emo veterans Panic! At the Disco, EDM star Marshmello with Khalid, Lizzo, Eminem and Snoop Dogg, and Latin sensations Anitta, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin. For a complete list of winners, click here.