Singer Sia declares her support for Johnny Depp

Julia Hunt
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SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - September 20: **NO SPAIN** Johnny Depp at the 'Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan' Photocall during 68th San Sebastian International Film Festival at Kursaal Palace on September 20, 2020 in Donostia / San Sebastian, Spain. Credit: Jimmy Olsen/MediaPunch /IPX
Johnny Depp (Jimmy Olsen/MediaPunch /IPX)

Australian singer Sia has publicly declared her support for Johnny Depp.

The Chandelier songstress, 44, posted a message on Twitter backing the Hollywood star. Depp has been embroiled in a court battle with his ex Amber Heard, with both accusing the other of being abusive.

Sia also appeared to reference tapes that were played during the court case this year, as she said that in her opinion Depp was a “victim”.

“Just showing my public support for Johnny Depp,” she said in the post on Twitter.

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“I mean, I'd love him to get clean and stop with the jewelry (sic), but he is clearly the victim after hearing those tapes.”

Sia performs on the Virgin Media Stage during the V Festival at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex.
Sia (PA)

Depp and Heard met on the set of The Rum Diary in 2009 and started dating after falling for each other.

They tied the knot in 2015 but split after 15 months of marriage.

The pair were locked in a court battle earlier this year, after Depp sued The Sun’s publisher News Group Newspapers over an article which alleged he was violent towards Heard when they were together, which he denied.

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Depp has also filed a defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife for an article she wrote in The Washington Post about domestic abuse.

Amber Heard gives a statement outside the Royal Courts of Justice on the final day of Johnny Depp's Libel Case. (Photo by Brett Cove / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Amber Heard (Brett Cove / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)

In September it was reported that the Pirates Of The Caribbean star had requested a delay in the case because of a clash with shooting the latest instalment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise.

Watch: Amber Heard gives statement outside High Court