Johnny Depp’s biggest fans are camping outside the court where the trial is taking place in a show of support for the actor.
As the Hollywood star’s blockbuster defamation trial against Amber Heard is coming to an end, excited fans of the Pirates of the Caribbean star have set up temporary camps outside the Fairfax County Circuit Court to see Johnny every time he arrives and leaves the court.
According to the reports, hundreds of people from across the States and even some foreign visitors stay outside the court overnight in hopes of securing a seat to watch the trial in the courtroom.
Together with their sleeping bags, many people arrived at the premises as early as 8 pm in hopes of getting one of the one hundred seats to watch the trial the following day.
Following an influx of Depp’s supporters, Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning telling people not to show up and loiter at the complex before 1 am.
While some superfans invested a lot of their time in supporting the actor with their appearance, others spent thousands of dollars on new clothes, gifts, transport, and other expenses.
As 59-year-old Ivan De Boer told People, she not only used her entire year’s leave to be there for Johnny but also spent a total of $30,000 on expenses.
“I took my whole year’s vacation so I could be here for Johnny. I’m the same age as Johnny. I’m single, so I do what I want to, basically,” she said before insisting she would regret it more if she didn’t come.
“We’ve been here since 8.30 pm last night,” another fan, who is from North Carolina, told Fox News.
Meanwhile, 26-year-old Emily from Arlington, Virginia, said her friends think she’s crazy for waking up in the middle of the night to go to the courthouse.
“My friends think I’m insane for doing it but I think it’s a historic trial and I think it’s really interesting that it’s taking place in Northern Virginia,” Emily said.
Among the superfans supporting the actor is also Sharon Smith from the UK who packed her belongings and flew to Virginia just to witness the epic trial.
“I’ve been coming back and forth [to Virginia] from Los Angeles so you’re looking at $600 to $700 each time, 10 hours of our life in the air. But yeah, hotel, food, drinks, about $10,000,” she told People while revealing she begins waiting in the line at 1 am to ensure she gets a seat in the courtroom.
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