Johnny Depp’s popularity has fallen among US adults, after his legal victory against ex-wife Amber Heard in a high-profile defamation trial.

Depp had sued Heard for $50m for allegedly implying he abused her in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed. She pursued a $100m (£80m) counterclaim.

After six weeks of testimony and three days of deliberation, on June1, the jury sided in favor of Depp, finding Heard liable for defamation.

While the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s overwhelming popularity on social media amid and after the trial painted a picture of rising favorability for Depp, the data tells a slightly different story.

According to stats collected by data company Morning Consult, Depp’s popularity significantly dropped post-trial, particularly among baby boomers and men.

In an April survey, US adults with “very” or “somewhat” favourable views of Depp landed at 68 per cent. However, in June, this number had dropped to 56 per cent.

Among baby boomers, Depp’s favorability rating fell from 59 per cent in April to 37 per cent in June.

Depp’s favorability with younger respondents remained nearly the same, with only a 2 point decrease among Gen Z adults, from its original 72 per cent in April.

Millennials followed a similar trend, with only 6 per cent fall from 78 per cent in April to 72 per cent in June.