"As Johnny Depp says he's 'moving forward,' women's rights are moving backward," Heard's spokesperson says in a statement to ET. "The verdict's message to victims of domestic violence is...be afraid to stand up and speak out."
Heard's statement was in response to Depp's first TikTok video, which showed the 58-year-old actor waving to fans from his vehicle, playing his guitar onstage and preparing for his performance backstage.
"To all of my most treasured, loyal and unwavering supporters. We’ve been everywhere together, we have seen everything together. We have walked the same road together. We did the right thing together, all because you cared. And now, we will all move forward together," he wrote alongside the clip. "You are, as always, my employers and once again I am whittled down to no way to say thank you, other than just by saying thank you. So, thank you. My love & respect, JD."
The back-and-forth comes after the jury in the former couple's defamation trial sided with Depp, finding that Heard "acted with actual malice" in her 2018 op-ed about being the victim of domestic violence, and awarding him $15 million. Heard did win one of her three counterclaims, and was awarded $2 million.
Following the verdict, a source told ET that Depp is "feeling really good and positive" and that he "feels like things are on the upswing for him."