Crawley Johnny Depp lookalike in Amber Heard case Brighton News

A JOHNNY Depp lookalike says the actor’s legal battle with Amber Heard has helped him get more bookings.

Simon Newton, who works as a Capital Jack Sparrow lookalike, told This Morning he has received numerous bookings for private events since the case began.

Pirates of the Caribbean star is suing Amber Heard for defamation over a 2018 article she wrote in the Washington Post which her lawyers say falsely implies he physically and sexually assaulted her while they were together .

The Argus: Crawley's Simon Newton plays Captain Jack Sparrow.  Credit: ITV/This MorningCrawley’s Simon Newton stars as Captain Jack Sparrow. Credit: ITV/This Morning

Crawley’s Simon said he felt lucky that people could separate Jack Sparrow’s character from the actor.

He told Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby: “A lot of my bookings are for private events, parties, that sort of thing.

“People who love Jack Sparrow will always book Jack Sparrow.”

He said while interest in private appearances increased, corporate bookings decreased during the trial.

The Argus: Johnny Depp as Captain Jack SparrowJohnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow

He said: “What probably affects me the most are big corporate events where people are concerned about their reputation.

“I remember when the first Sun article came out, I was doing something in a downtown somewhere.

“It was all pretty lighthearted, but sometimes you get comments like, ‘Beat your wife too, right? “.”

Holly, who grew up in Brighton, asked Simon if he found the events and the trial “a real concern for his career”.

Simon said: “So far it’s been almost a positive thing because of people’s prior expectations.

“From what people have told me, it’s been a more positive thing.”

Ms Heard took to the witness box for the first time on Wednesday and tearfully described incidents of alleged violence.

On both days, Mr. Depp did not make eye contact with Ms. Heard while she testified.

Outside the courthouse, hundreds of fans lined up to enter the building to watch the trial, with some camping overnight on the grounds – in violation of a previous police order.

The high public interest resulted in limited capacity for journalists also trying to enter the courtroom.

Proceedings in Fairfax County District Court will take a one-week recess, after which Ms Heard will resume giving evidence on May 16.

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