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Amber Heard plans to appeal the verdict announced in Johnny Depp's defamation case in Fairfax, Va, Wednesday, June 1.

Depp sued his ex-wife for $50 million for defamation over her op-ed she wrote which was published by The Washington Post in December 2018.

A jury awarded him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, which the judge reduced to $350,000. The jury also found that Depp's agent defamed her in a DailyMail article, and awarded her $2 million.

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Heard owes Depp a total of $8,350,000. But her attorney says she can't afford to pay it.

Attorney Elaine Charlson Bredehoft said Heard "absolutely" plans to appeal the verdict.

Bredehoft said that the actress "has some excellent grounds for [appeal]."

The lawyer also argued that Heard was "demonized" on social media by Depp's fans and that there is "no way" that the jury was not influenced by the social media messages.

She said, even if the jury were kept offline, the discussion of the trial was everywhere.

Bredehoft said she was against cameras being in the courtroom because of the "sensitive nature" of the trial, and that the cameras in the courtroom "made it a zoo."

Heard complained that Wednesday's verdict sent "a horrible message," that a victim has to be "perfect" to be believed.

Heard's attorney also called the verdict a "major setback" for victims of domestic violence, particularly Black women.

She said, if the mistreatment of a wealthy blonde haired, blue-eyed white actress is ridiculed by the world, what does that mean for Black women?

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Update: 3:24 p.m. ET

A jury has found in favor of actor Johnny Depp in his $50 million defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard. The jury found that Depp proved all the elements of defamation and libel against Heard.

The jury also said Depp proved by clear and convincing evidence that Heard "acted with actual malice" on all counts.

The jury awarded compensatory damages to Depp in the amount of $10 million and punitive damages of $5 million.

Depp sued his ex-wife for $50 million for defamation over her op-ed she wrote which was published by The Washington Post in December 2018.

As for Heard's countersuit against Depp, the jury found that Heard was defamed by an agent, but not Depp himself. Heard was awarded $2 million in damages from the agent.
 

Update: 3:05 p.m. ET

A jury has apparently found in favor of actor Johnny Depp in his $50 million defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard.

A verdict was scheduled to be announced at 3 p.m. ET, but the judge sent the jury back to fill out forms detailing the compensatory and punitive damages to be awarded.

"When you find for a defamatory statement - one or more - you need to fill out the compensatory damages," the judge instructed the jury, "It has to be at least a dollar for compensatory damages, and up to whatever you feel the damages should be. For punitive damages you can put a zero there..."

Legal analysts say the jury likely found in favor of Depp but didn't award him any money.
 
Originally published on: June 1, 2022 at 2:08 p.m.

A verdict has been reached in the sensational Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard defamation trial in Fairfax, Virginia.

Heard is countersuing Depp for $100 million.

Depp, who is in London, will not be in the courtroom when the verdict is read, according to Fox News.

Amber Heard will be in the courtroom when the verdict is read at 3 p.m. Eastern time.
 
RELATED: Amber Heard Breaks Down While Explaining Johnny Depp Abuse
 
Depp sued his ex-wife for $50 million in February 2019 over an op-ed she wrote which was published by The Washington Post in December 2018. Depp's trial began on April 11, and lasted for six weeks.

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Depp blamed Heard's op-ed for damaging his career and costing him millions in movie gigs and other revenue.

The jury deliberated for three days, routinely sending questions to the attorneys for responses from the plaintiff and defendant.
 
RELATED: Doctor who evaluated actress Amber Heard for 12 hours diagnosed her with violent tendencies
 
Depp and Heard were married from 2012 to 2016. She filed for divorce and a restraining order on May 23, 2016.

She alleged that Depp had been "verbally and physically abusive" to her throughout their marriage, usually while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The bisexual actress said violence began in their relationship while they were dating on and off in 2012.

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A clinical psychologist who evaluated actress Amber Heard for 12 hours diagnosed her with personality disorders and a tendency to be violent with partners.

In 2019, Heard, 36, was accused of assaulting her ex-girlfriend, photographer Tasya van Ree.

After divorcing Depp in 2017, Heard dated billionaire Twitter owner Elon Musk for a year.

She is currently dating cinematographer Bianca Butti. Heard's daughter Oonagh Paige was born on April 8, 2021 via a surrogate.

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Update: 5:35 p.m. ET

A Virginia judge allowed an ex-TMZ employee to testify in Johnny Depp's $50 million defamation trial against Amber Heard.

Judge Penney Azcarate ruled against TMZ's emergency motion to block former assignment manager Tremaine Morgan from testifying as a witness for Depp.

TMZ had argued that Morgan should not be forced to give up a source regarding a video that was provided to him. The video shows Depp yelling at Heard and slamming doors. TMZ published the video in 2016.

Depp's lawyer, Ben Chew noted that Morgan was not subpoenaed, that he, in fact, contacted the legal team on his own.

Morgan told the court that he contacted Depp's legal to help them with the timeline of the video.

"You know this case is being televised, right?" Heard's lawyer asked Morgan in court on Wednesday.

"I am aware that there are cameras," Morgan replied.

"And so this gets you your 15 minutes of fame, doesn't it?" she asked him.

"I stand to gain nothing from this," Morgan said, before adding that he is making himself a "target" of TMZ, which he described as "a very litigious organization."

Watch the video below.
 

 

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Update: 1:09 p.m. ET

TMZ filed an emergency motion to block Johnny Depp's legal team from calling a former employee to testify in court.

According to the motion, TMZ is seeking to prevent Morgan Tremaine from getting on the witness stand in Johnny Depp's ongoing defamation trial against ex-girlfriend Amber Heard.

Tremaine worked as a field assignment manager for TMZ, according to the NY Post.

TMZ is worried that Tremaine might spill secrets told to him by an unnamed source.

"TMZ promised this source that it would maintain their confidentiality and would not disclose their name or other information about them," TMZ's lawyers said in a statement.

"TMZ makes such promises of confidentiality, from time to time, so that it may publish information in the public interest, and it relies on the journalist's privilege protecting the identity of confidential sources to do so."

Depp's legal team wants to speak with Tremaine, who provided TMZ with a video of Depp yelling at Heard and slamming doors. The attorneys want to know if the tape was given to Tremaine by the unnamed source.

TMZ's lawyers argued that Tremaine had nothing to do with the video and that any testimony given would be based on "rumor and conjecture."

TMZ said Tremaine's testimony would be irrelevant to the defamation trial.

Watch the trial live below.
 

 
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Johnny Depp's ex-girlfriend, supermodel Kate Moss, denied any violence took place in their relationship. Moss appeared via Zoom at Johnny Depp's defamation trial early Wednesday.

Moss denied Heard's claim that Depp pushed the model down a flight of stairs while on vacation with him in Jamaica.

Moss appeared via Zoom from her home in Gloucestershire, England. Moss said that Depp "never pushed me, kicked me or threw me down any stairs."

Moss was expected to support Heard's claims of violence and abuse in Heard's relationship with Depp. But Moss denied the allegations.

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Moss admitted she fell down the steps and that Depp helped get her medical attention.

Questioned by Depp's attorney Benjamin Chew, Moss said, "He carried me to my room and got me medical attention."

Moss and Depp dated in the 1990s. Thy were both notorious for their hard partying, drinking and drug use.

At the time, the "Edward Scissorhands" star was at his peak as a young actor.

Moss later said that she "cried for years" over their breakup. She ended up in rehab after her drinking and drug use escalated out of control.

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After Moss' testimony, Heard reportedly said, "So Johnny Depp didn't abuse Kate Moss. That makes him 1 for 2 in the abuse column."

In 2012, Moss was ranked #2 on Forbes' Highest Paid Models List, with earnings of almost $10,000,000.

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The ongoing defamation trial began on April 11 in Fairfax County, Virginia. Plaintiff Depp sued Heard for $50 million in damages. She is countersuing him for $100 million.

So far, Depp is the fan favorite to win.




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Amber Heard broke down in tears on the stand while explaining why she filed for divorce from actor Johnny Depp.

She shed dry tears when the sensational defamation trial resumed on Monday, May 16, at the Fairfax County Courthouse in Virginia.
 
RELATED: Doctor who evaluated actress Amber Heard for 12 hours diagnosed her with violent tendencies
 
The bisexual actress was married to Depp from 2015 until they divorced about a year later. She said violence began in their relationship while they were dating on and off in 2012.

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Heard, 36, became emotional as she recalled Depp's first act of physical violence. But she contradicted an earlier statement when she said the violence began in 2013.

Heard said the violence started when Depp attacked her after she asked about his "Wino Forever" tattoo - a tribute to his ex-girlfriend, actress Winona Ryder.

Heard's lawyers provided multiple photos of Heard at red carpet events with "scars" on her arms. They claimed the scars occurred in Australia, when Depp held her against a glass-covered countertop and sexually abused her with a liquor bottle. She said the bottle slashed the tip of his finger.

But Depp, 58, previously said the injury happened when she hurled a liquor bottle at his hand.

Heard previously testified that Depp accused her of defecating on his side of their bed.

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When asked why she filed for divorce, she told her attorney, "I knew if I didn't, I'd likely not survive. I was so scared that it was going to end really badly for me. I really didn't want to leave him, I loved him so much. I couldn't stay. I believe he would've taken it too far and I wouldn't be here. The violence was normal and not the exception."

Heard also told the court that everything she said until now "has been the truth."

Depp will be brought back to testify before the trial wraps up.

Watch the trial livestream below.
 

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Tokyo Toni's effort to help her daughter, Blac Chyna, raise $400,000 to appeal the Kardashian verdict is paying off.

Tokyo launched a GoFundMe account with a goal of $400,000 a day after a Los Angeles jury handed Chyna a devastating loss in her $100 million defamation lawsuit against the Kardashians and Jenners.

The GoFundMe page, titled "Cheering for Blac Chyna's Appeal," reads:

"Hi I am Shalana Hunter BKA Tokyo Toni. I would like to appeal to the courts this Go Fund Me Fundraiser to help my daughter, Angela R. White BKA Blac Chyna financially in this endeavor to get justice.

"APPEAL FOR A NEW TRIAL"
COMING SOON

Sincerely,
Momma Tokyo."

As of this morning, Tokyo's GoFundMe account has raised $960 toward its $400,000 goal.

The top donor was a superfan named Pamela Gayle who gave $100. While Kim Kardashian herself donated $5 toward the cause.

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TMZ caught up with Tokyo on Tuesday in L.A., and she thinks Blac Chyna has a solid chance to win on appeal — if they successfully raise that $400K for legal fees.

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Tokyo also had a message for the Kardashians to "do what's right" and end the war against her daughter, especially since Chyna and Rob Kardashian share 5-year-old Dream Kardashian.

Tokyo was by Chyna's side for the entire hearing —— until the judge had her booted from the courtroom and told her to never return.

Question: Do you plan to donate to Blac Chyna's appeal fund?

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Blac Chyna's mom Tokyo Toni launched a GoFundMe account after a Los Angeles jury denied her $100 million lawsuit against the Kardashians.

A jury on Monday denied Chyna's defamation lawsuit against Kris Jenner and her daughters, Kim, Kylie, Khloe, and Kourtney.

Just one day after the stunning loss, Chyna's mom, Tokyo Toni, pleaded with fans for $400,000 for an appeal.

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The GoFundMe page, titled "Cheering for Blac Chyna's Appeal," reads:

"Hi I am Shalana Hunter BKA Tokyo Toni. I would like to appeal to the courts this Go Fund Me Fundraiser to help my daughter, Angela R. White BKA Blac Chyna financially in this endeavor to get justice.

"APPEAL FOR A NEW TRIAL"
COMING SOON

Sincerely,
Momma Tokyo."

So far, 28 fans have donated $440 of Toni's $400,000 goal. She is hoping to raise $1,000 by the end of the week.

Question: Will you donate to Chyna's appeal fund?

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Blac Chyna spent big bucks on a designer wardrobe, handbags and shoes for her showdown with the Kardashians & Jenners in an L.A. courtroom. But it was all for nothing.

A jury on Monday denied the socialite's claim for damages in her $100 million defamation lawsuit against Kris Jenner and her daughters, Kim, Kylie, Khloe, and Kourtney.

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Chyna won't even get reimbursed for her attorney's fees or stylist's fees.
 
RELATED: Kim Kardashian found not guilty of defaming Blac Chyna
 
The jury decided that none of the family members defamed Chyna or interfered with her ability to earn a living wage.

While the verdict was announced in L.A., the Kardashians were in NYC preparing to attend the 2022 MET Gala.

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Chyna, a former stripper and "video vixen", claimed the family used their influence to get her reality TV series "Rob & Chyna" canceled in 2016.

She said the family interfered with her revenue and landed her in the poor house.

Chyna, real name Angela Renée White, was engaged to Rob Kardashian at the time. They share 5-year-old daughter Dream Kardashian. Rob, 35, has primary custody of Dream.

Chyna, 34, also has a son named King Cairo Stevenson, 9, with rapper Tyga.

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A judge threw out Kim Kardashian's portion of Blac Chyna's high-profile defamation case in a Los Angeles courtroom.

A Los Angeles judge ruled Kardashian, 40, should not be held liable in Blac Chyna's $100 million lawsuit because she didn't say anything "alleged to be defamatory."

According to court documents obtained by Us Weekly on Friday, April 29, the judge ruled that there was no evidence that Kardashian said anything defamatory against Chyna, 33.

The defamation claim against Kim was dismissed, but she is still on the hook for intentional interference with a contract for her part in canceling "Rob & Chyna" TV series.

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The ruling was based on the lawyers' arguments, and court documents, according to Page Six.

Even though Kardashian was dropped from the defamation lawsuit, she, her mother, Kris Jenner, and her sisters, Khloe, Kylie and Kourtney are still accused of using their influence to cancel a potential second season of Chyna and ex-fiancé Rob Kardashian's E! reality show.

However, former executive producer Jeff Jenkins said a second season was never on the table.

The case has gone to the jury and deliberations began at 9:30 a.m. West Coast time.

Update: No verdict today. The jury will return Monday morning to continue deliberations.

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Rob Kardashian testified in court about the domestic violence he suffered at the hands of his ex-fiancee, Blac Chyna.

Chyna is suing the Kardashians and Jenners for $100 million, alleging they black balled her and put her in the poor house by getting her "Rob & Chyna" reality TV series canceled.

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Chyna was seen laughing hysterically after Rob testified against her in a Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday.

Rob said he began dating the former stripper when he was at his "lowest point" in life. Chyna took advantage of his mild manner.

He testified things went south quickly after he asked her to marry him when she fell pregnant with their daughter, Dream Kardashian.

He said Chyna beat him at least 5 times during their relationship and held a gun to his head several times.

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Rob detailed how Chyna beat him with a metal rod and tied a phone cord around his neck, strangling him.

He became agitated on the stand when Chyna's attorney pointed out he didn't have scars on his face from the alleged beatings.

"Stop trying to make it sound like it didn't happen," he cried. " There were no marks on my face or neck. That doesn't mean it didn't happen."

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Rob testified he didn't love Chyna when he asked her to marry him. He was in love with a stripper - not the woman behind the personae.

"It wasn't real love. I had a baby with this girl," he said.

"I had a gun held to my head several times by this woman. That's not love."

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A clinical psyhologist who evaluated actress Amber Heard for 12 hours diagnosed her with personality disorders and a tendency to be violent with partners.

Forensic clinical psychologist Shannon Curry was hired by Johnny Depp's legal team to testify against Heard in his defamation trial.

According to reports, Curry diagnosed Heard with borderline personality disorder (narcissism) and histrionic personality disorder.

Curry also said Heard had violent tendencies toward romantic partners.

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However, Heard claimed Depp was abusive to her throughout their 2 year marriage that ended in divorce in 2017.

Depp, 58, sued publishers of British tabloid The Sun for defamation for calling him a "wife beater." But he lost the lawsuit in England.

He then sued Heard for defamation in Fairfax County, Virginia in 2019 for an op-ed she wrote about abusive relationships.

Heard, 36, countersued Depp in August 2020, claiming that he organized a harassment campaign to get her fired from Aquaman and L'Oreal.

Heard filed to have Depp's defamation suit dismissed, but a Virginia judge ruled against her motion. Depp's defamation trial began on April 11, 2022.

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Depp and Heard are pictured in 2015. His right hand is bandaged after allegedly punching a wall during an argument with Heard.

In 2009, Heard, a bisexual, was accused of assaulting her ex-girlfriend, photographer Tasya van Ree.

After divorcing Depp in 2017, Heard dated billionaire Twitter owner Elon Musk for a year.

She is currently dating cinematographer Bianca Butti. Their daughter Oonagh Paige was born on April 8, 2021 via a surrogate.

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Blac Chyna admitted in open court that she earned over $1 million on Only Fans, but she hasn't paid taxes in three years.

The shocking revelation came on day 4 of Chyna's $108 million defamation lawsuit trial against Kris Jenner and her Kardashian brood in a Los Angeles courtroom.

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Chyna, 33, sued the Kardashians and Jenners for black balling her and causing the cancellation of her reality TV series, "Rob and Chyna" on E! Network.

Like most Americans, Chyna is obligated to pay her taxes every April. However, the mom of two revealed has not paid her fair share of taxes which could land her in hot water with Uncle Sam.

Chyna was under oath when she took the witness stand on Thursday. She had no choice but to be truthful and admit she is a tax cheat. Lying on the stand would cause more trouble than she's already in.

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During cross examination Kardashian attorney Michael Rhodes asked the former stripper about her claim that the series cancellation cost her millions of dollars in future income.

Rhodes asked Chyna if she had any bank accounts or tax documents.

"I don't have any personal bank accounts," Chyna replied. She also said she hadn't filed her taxes since 2018.

Rhodes slammed Chyna for bringing a $100,000 Hermès handbag into court on Thursday, despite her claims of being penniless.

Chyna broke down in tears while testifying about Rob Kardashian's infamous nude photo leak.

But she might want to save her tears for the day the tax man cometh.

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Kardashian family attorney Michael Rhodes claims Blac Chyna held a gun to Rob Kardashian's head and tried to strangle him with a phone cord.

Rhodes made the allegations on Tuesday in a Los Angeles courtroom where Chyna's $100 million lawsuit against the Kardashians is being heard.

Rhodes said Rob and Chyna got into a "major fight" during season 2 of "Rob and Chyna" on E! Network. The fight was captured on E!'s reality TV cameras but never aired.

Rhodes alleges that Kris' boyfriend Corey Gamble broke up the fight by physically getting between them at Kylie's house.

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Blac Chyna, real name Angela Renee White, is a petite 5-foot-2 and weighs about 135 pounds. Rob is 5'-10" and weighed around 200 pounds at the time of the fight.

"This relationship was fraught with problems and the network was very worried," Rhodes said in court. "They were acting against their own financial interest to protect someone they loved."

Chyna accuses the Kardashians of defaming her and causing producers to cancel her reality TV series. She said she earned $100,000 per episode.

The Kardashian family admits asking producer Ryan Seacrest to cancel the series because they were trying to protect Rob from her.

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"Miss White wanted something," Rhodes said. "She wanted to be one of them... She wanted that name. The evidence is going to show you that Miss White would say or do anything to be part of this family."

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The family said Chyna took out a restraining order against Rob, so they couldn't be filmed together anyway.

Rob, 35, and Chyna, 33, share a daughter, Dream Kardashian. Rob is Dream's primary parent.

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Blac Chyna's mom, Tokyo Toni (right) was booted from an L.A. courtroom on Monday over social media threats she allegedly made toward the Kardashians.

Chyna, born Angela Renée White, is suing the Kardashians for $100 million for defaming her and causing her and Rob Kardashian's reality TV show to be canceled.

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Chyna claims she earned $100,000 per episode before the Kardashians allegedly coerced producer Ryan Seacrest to cancel the "Rob and Chyna" show.

Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Khloe Kardashian and their mother, Kris Jenner, were in the courtroom for jury selection.

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Cameras were not allowed inside the courtroom, but sketches by a courtroom artist show the Kardashians were annoyed that a majority of the potential jurors hate them. 19 potential jurors were dismissed on Monday after they said they couldn't rule in favor of the family.

The Kardashian's lawyer, Michael Rhodes, asked the judge to ban Tokyo Toni, real name Shalana Hunter, after she posted "veiled threats" toward the Kardashians and Kris Jenner online.

"Ms. Jenner was worried about her physical safety," Rhodes told the judge, according to Page Six.

Chyna's lawyer, Lynne Ciani, was unapologetic. "I can't control her mother. My client wants a fair trial. I already told her it was unacceptable and she can't be in the courtroom."

Jury selection is still ongoing and lawyers are having a difficult time picking jurors who don't hate the Kardashians or reality TV.

One potential juror was dismissed after he told the judge he could not be impartial to Kim Kardashian because he viewed her and Ray J's infamous sex tape. The man said he would replay that tape in his head if he was on the jury.

Witnesses say Kim was visibly upset by the references to the sex tape.

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Pastor Dwayne Dawkins, of the Praise International Church in Florida, is reportedly planning to take legal action those who are slandering his good name.

Pastor Dawkins went viral recently when a video leaked online featuring a man who resembles the pastor engaging in a sex act with a male sex worker.

Social media users claim the man in the video is the pastor. But those closest to him say that's definitely not him.

It is obvious to some viewers that the video is from a p0rn tape. There are multiple cameras set up around the room providing various angles of the action. Both men seem to know the cameras are there.

Sandrarose.com will not share links to the video because this is a family-oriented blog.

Twitter vloggers compared the pastor's situation to former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, a bisexual man who was caught with a male escort in a hotel room.

The Praise Tabernacle website states that Dawkins has a dynamic personality and "exudes a genuine care, love, and concern for all of God's people."

Dawkins is the founder and CEO of DHDawkins Ministries which he runs with his wife Tamia Dawkins.

So far they have not commented publicly on the video.

The couple share three sons, D.H. Dawkins, II, Daryn Nathanael Dawkins and Dathyn Declyn Dawkins.