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Depp Vs Heard Tip Jar At Starbucks Drive-Thru Causes Controversy

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Depp Vs Heard Tip Jar At Starbucks Drive-Thru Causes Controversy
Depp Vs Heard Tip Jar At Starbucks Drive-Thru Causes Controversy (TikTok/Law and Crime Network)

Starbucks has sparked controversy over Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard tip jars.

Depp is suing ex-wife Heard for $50 million (£38.2 million) in a defamation lawsuit over domestic abuse claims she made in a 2018 article in The Washington Post. 

The trial has garnered international attention, with every man and his dog seemingly having their own take on the former couple's bitter dispute.

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And weirdly, coffeehouse chain Starbucks appears to be canvassing public opinion with some themed tip jars at one of its drive-thrus. Watch here:

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In the viral video, which has been viewed more than five million times on TikTok, the customer can be seen adding a tip to the Depp jar - which is already filled with notes, while the Heard jar remains empty.

The Depp fan added the Pirates of the Caribbean music over the clip and captioned the post: "Supporting our local baristas and our man."

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Many people commented on the video, explaining which way they would cast their tip vote, but others felt the whole thing was a bit insensitive and inappropriate.

One person commented: "Why yall treating a domestic abuse case like it's a game?? This is weird" while another added: "What is wrong with yall?"

The TikTok user added that the drive-thru is in Los Angeles, but said the tip jars had been removed since she posted the video.

A Starbucks spokesperson told UNILAD that the tip jars were inconsistent with company policy and confirmed they had been removed.

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Some people thought the tip jars were inappropriate. Credit: TikTok/@summervictoria_
Some people thought the tip jars were inappropriate. Credit: TikTok/@summervictoria_
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Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 36, for $50 million (£38.2 million), and she has issued a counterclaim for $100 million (£76.4 million).

The pair began dating after meeting on the set of 2011 film The Rum Diary and got married in 2015. Heard obtained a restraining order against Depp the following year and they finalised their divorce in 2017.

In 2020, Depp lost a libel case brought against The Sun over an article in which he was labelled a 'wife beater'. Now, the pair have been united again in court in Fairfax County, Virginia, where Depp has said that he is a victim of domestic violence.

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As he concluded giving evidence, the court heard audio of the former couple discussing their relationship breakdown in 2016, in which Heard said to Depp: "Tell the world Johnny, tell them I Johnny Depp, a man, am a victim too of domestic violence."

In her final question to Depp on Monday (25 April), his lawyer Camille Vasquez asked him how he responded to this. "I said yes, I am," Depp replied.

Meanwhile, Heard's lawyers have labelled Depp an 'obsessed ex-husband hell-bent on revenge', and said that she had suffered 'sexual violence at the hands of Depp'.

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