Edward Norton is ‘harassed’ by Johnny Depp fans after appearing to support Amber Heard

Some Johnny Depp followers are targeting Edward Norton online after he appeared to endorse Amber Heard over her ex-husband.

It’s been over a week since the Pirates of the Caribbean star won his high-profile defamation lawsuit against Heard, and the actor’s fan base is as strong as ever.

In fact, some of his most ardent followers have gone so far as to criticize celebrities and regular people for appearing to support Heard, who is owed $8.35 million by her ex-husband after seven jurors agreed that she defamed the Hollywood star.

Norton is said to have liked a tweet from film critic AO Scott, who wrote: “Men need to be honest about what occurred here,” according to The Independent.

A link to a New York Times story titled The Actual Malice of the Johnny Depp Trial is included in the tweet.

One Twitter user turned to the platform to offer some examples of the “abuse” Jim Norton, the star of American History X, had gotten on social media.

“For supporting Amber Heard, legendary actor Edward Norton is being bullied on [Instagram] by Depp followers,” tweeted user @mehtabackupacc, accompanied photos of hate comments directed at Norton.

The following was one of the Instagram comments: “What the hell is wrong with you if you support Heard? You used to be one of my favorite actors, but that is no longer the case. #boycottednorton, it appears you’re fairly dense and easily influenced by a bleached blonde gold-digger.”

Edward Norton is 'harassed' by Johnny Depp fans after appearing to support Amber Heard

“Hey, dude, just because you want to support a liar doesn’t mean she’ll sleep with you,” read another.

Depp won his defamation case against Heard, in which he sought $50 million in damages, last week.

In a December 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post, he claimed his ex-wife defamed him. It was titled: I spoke out against sexual abuse — and received backlash from our society. This must change.

The 36-year-old actress described herself in the post as a “public person representing domestic violence” who has “faced the full weight of our culture’s anger for women who speak up.”

Although Depp, 58, was not identified in the op-ed, he claimed that it libeled him since it was plainly based on earlier charges made by Heard that she was referring to him in the piece.

Depp was given $15 million by a Virginia jury on Wednesday after it was determined that Heard had defamed him in all three counts of his complaint against her.

Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive penalties by the jury. However, because punitive damages in Virginia are limited to $350,000, Depp will receive a total of $10.35 million.

Meanwhile, based on her $100 million countersuit, the jury awarded Heard $2 million in damages. She had filed a defamation case against Depp after his counsel made remarks about her, including alluding to her abuse accusations as a fake.