In his new book, ‘Johnny Depp’s Accidental Fixer’, Paul Barresi, 74, reveals his shock at the tremendous amount of support towards the actor amid his legal battle against ex-wife Amber Heard. Barresi, a former private investigator hired by Heard’s legal team, was tasked with uncovering information that could be used against Depp in defamation trials in the UK and US. However, after speaking with Depp’s associates and friends, Barresi found that the majority of them described Depp as a kind and respectful individual with no history of violence towards women.

Despite the accusations of abuse leveled against Depp, his supporters stood by him during the defamation trial in Virginia, where a jury ruled in his favor and awarded him $15 million in damages. Various individuals who had known Depp for years, including directors, actors, and friends, shared positive accounts of their interactions with him, contradicting the image painted by Heard’s team.

But not all accounts were positive, as journalist Mark Ebner recalled a chilling encounter with Depp and Heard’s close friend Isaac Baruch described Depp as a manipulator. However, Barresi concluded his research with a newfound admiration for Depp, acknowledging the complexities of his character and offering a narrative grounded in genuine understanding and compassion.

Through his journey, Barresi aimed to shed light on the man behind the myths and provide a more nuanced perspective on Depp’s struggles and triumphs. Despite the conflicting accounts and legal battles, the support for Depp from his fans and associates remained steadfast, highlighting the complexities of human nature and the challenges of navigating relationships in the public eye.