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Johnny Depp Speaks With West Memphis Three's Damien Echols At TIFF! Bestie Alert!

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Isn't this friendship amazing??

Johnny Depp has been one of the West Memphis Three's most passionate supporters.

Throughout their time spent in jail and beyond, Johnny has lent his SEKSI platform to raise awareness on their story — one that many believe to be a great example of a flawed justice system.

But despite the horrors Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley faced during their 18 years behind bars, they're able to enjoy their freedom.

And Damien credits Johnny in some of that, saying:

"If it wasn’t for Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh and Johnny, really we would have nowhere to go and nothing to do when I got out. We left Arkansas like refugees, just running. It’s not like they stopped when we got out of prison… If it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t have had absolutely nothing, not a change of clothes, not a place to sleep, nothing."

Damien & Johnny were seen hanging out together at the Toronto Film Festival where Amy Berg's West of Memphis documentary premiered.

Johnny made it a point to say:

"I don’t think of myself as a celebrity. I’m here, as Peter (Jackson) said, as a friend. If there are people out there who will take a minute to listen to what I have to say, or what these guys have to say, they will learn a lot more about this case."

Incredible!!

We always love seeing celebrities use their platforms for something positive!

And we really love seeing the photos! Ha!

Check out Johnny, Damien, Damien's wife Lorri Davis, and director Amy Berg in the pics below!! Enjooyyyy!!!

[Image via WENN.]

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28 comments to “Johnny Depp Speaks With West Memphis Three's Damien Echols At TIFF! Bestie Alert!”

  1. wendil says – reply to this


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    Well..I don't know what to say about this…but I'd like Johnny stay away from these people..really! I only can say God bless Johnny for being a good person who tries to help people



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    Re: wendil – Just curious - what do you mean by 'these people'?

  3. boston61 says – reply to this


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    Johnny Depp is such a jerk. He got lucky in the acting biz and has never had to work a day in his greasy haired life.

  4. Jaded says – reply to this


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    I'd like to preface my comment by saying I like Johnny Depp. Is it just me or has he stared to look like the Johnny Depp wax figure from Madam Tussaud's?

  5. wendil says – reply to this


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    Re: rosebud99 – I'm talking about Damien and this case of West of…,sorry but I don't like them



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    Beautiful photos… Can't wait for another more…

  7. Kara says – reply to this


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    why would he need to stay away from them? because they were wrongly accused of murder? and peter jackson and johnny depp helped spread their story to get out of prison? he did a great thing!

  8. M-la says – reply to this


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    Oh gosh! he looked so good!
    That's a sexy man…and (with all my respect to Vanessa) he looks a lot better since the split

  9. Erica says – reply to this


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    They need to raise awareness of who brutally killed those three small boys.they think those kids suffered more

  10. boheme19 says – reply to this


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    This is just so disgusting! I can no longer stand Johnny Depp. Not that I thought particularly highly of him in the first place. I sincerely believe these guys are guilty. You would have to be an idiot to believe otherwise. But whether they are or aren't, you would really have to be a fool like Natalie Maines or Johnny Depp to involve yourself in such a way. If they did it, the way I believe they did, and you helped free them, I believe you then share in the guilt of the horrible things they did to those poor innocent precious little boys.

  11. jane d says – reply to this


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    Re: wendil – your right we Should pray for johnny Depp instead of hating him for what he been doing he need a prayer yes I believe he is a good person he just make bad Choice no one is perfect not even johnny we should have little more love for him I think that all he need love pure love

  12. WM3-3 Sick Murderers says – reply to this


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    Damien Echols along with his two friends BRUTALLY MURDERED and TORTURED those 3 boys. PLEASE READ the evidence, the confession and the transcripts. I beg you. Start here. (

    Damien is a sick, demented individual who mutilated and tortured dogs/animals and drank their blood-among other demented, unspeakable acts. This WAS NOT A witch-hunt, or just about misunderstood teens wearing trench-coats and Metallica tshirts. Read those poor boys' autopsies–only someone as sick and twisted as Damien and his 2 little followers were capable of the horrific way these boys were tortured.

    Please, read up. I used to think they were innocent until I read into it. This whole Johnny Depp and Damien Echols show is f*cking pathetic. Rot in hell Echols. Guess you're not too interested in finding the "real killers" because YOU ARE!

    RIP Steve, Michael and Chris. I hope no child ever has to endure what you had to endure at the hands of this monster. I'm sick to my stomach whenever I think of those men being released. Just sickened.

  13. Damien the Murderer says – reply to this


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    Re: Erica – Damien did. Please read Blink on Crime . He is a sick and disturbed individual. One of the murderers and his friends already confessed but they threw it out. I have a feeling Jesse will confess again as he truly feels guilt for what they did. RIP Steve, Chris and Michael.

  14. Thank you says – reply to this


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    Re: boheme19 – Finally, a person who is not blinded by the whole circus show. Before I read up on the case from an unbiased view, I felt they may have been scapegoated. But now I know and it makes me sick to think what he did to those poor little boys.

  15. So dumb says – reply to this


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    Re: WM3-3 Sick Murderers – Yes please read the evidence because guess what. There is NO EVIDENCE linking EITHER of these people to the crime scene but Terry & his friend. Even NOW as of this month MORE testing has showed STILL no evidence against any of the WM3. Confession? You're talking about the 12hr interrogation of a mentally retarded minor who was not given his Miranda rights. Also out of 12hrs they only recorded 30mins of it? Not to mention everything in his confession did NOT add up to the actual crime *& the police coerced his confession. Learn to read the actual transcripts & evidence & the documentaries. Who in their right minds would release 3 child murders if they were indeed guilty. NOONE.

  16. elguapo says – reply to this


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    Re: boston61
    And that's about the size of it.

    If you picture Depp in anything but a movie made in color, with no special effects, his career would be over. He can't act.

  17. wendil says – reply to this


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    Re: WM3-3 Sick Murderers – You know what'?..that Damien scare me..look his face ,only looking his face you can see he says..yes I did it ..so what? I don't know about the other 2..but this guy damien..and reading your comment..Mmmm

  18. who cares says – reply to this


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    Johnny: take a bath and get your teeth fixed…he is so gross! Not sure how Amber Heard could get near him…go back to the ladies, Amber….they are soft and clean…Johnny: you are washed up…go back to France and not shower and go into hiding…we do not care.

  19. Stupid says – reply to this


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    Re: wendil – Yes because judging people, especially by the way they look isnt whats wrong with this world

  20. Maple says – reply to this


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    Re: who cares – The scent of money, fame and power is probably a lot stronger than JD's BO and bad breath. She's getting what she needs out of the deal!!

  21. wendil says – reply to this


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    Re: who cares – Speak foryourself idiot, what are you looking at? Johnny is a handsome man ,he doesn't need good clothes to be sexy,he can looks scruffy but he is hot anyway…deal with it! And they are not dating,Amber is gay..don't say bullshit

  22. karojen says – reply to this


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    I cannot believe the trash I just read in the comments. First of all, the trial was a sham. Most important, they HAVE DNA EVIDENCE that some one else committed the crimes. These boys spent 18 years of their young lives locked in a cage because the cops didn't like the way they dressed!

    As far as smelly, scruffy, tobacco stained teeth, millions and millions of women would not care one bit. Whomever makes such a huge ordeal of critisizing him obvious is incredibly envious and obviously over compensating. I imagine you're pretty raspy yourself. Remember m.i.l.l.i.o.n.s. of women want Johnny.

  23. good god says – reply to this


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    @who cares: he looks fine and he and Amber are not dating,they never were,check your facts.
    The more important thing is he was there for a good cause not for promoting himself.those men were innocent otherwise they wouldn't have been released after years if investigation.



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    Re: M-la – I agree. He's very much better and happier now, without Vanessa.

  25. alanna says – reply to this


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    Re: boston61 – phffffffffffffffffffffffffft, and what have YOU done with ur life……. go take a bath and soak ur head

  26. alanna says – reply to this


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    hey boston , like i said before.. what have u done with ur life….i think johnnys gotta whole lotta more to show … you on other hand just sit and knock him…. hummm wonder whose got talent and whose a blow hard………. hummmm

  27. Deez says – reply to this


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    Re: wendil – annnnnnd you're a moron. these people? they're innocent you asshat.

    PS: god isn't real…try science

  28. Tiara says – reply to this


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    Re: ALL those people who act as if they were there at the trial, who act as if they themselves interrogated the men, who act as if they got a degree in Law or and degree that would qualify them to know how to deduce a problem like this, who act as if they themselves knew all the evidence.

    Stop acting like you know all the details, please. I say that in the kindest way possible.

    All I know is that I have not read the court case, neither was I there during the interroggations. Therefore, I have no authority to say whether these men are guilty or not. I doubt the majority of you were there or have read it. I also doubt that the ACTUAL court case and all the evidence is online or accessible to any random person. Post your comments as you will, but please don't say things as if you knew everything about the topic.