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Instagram influencer Jessica Reed Kraus reveals that she spoke with Johnny Depp at the beginning of his defamation trial

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Influencer Jessica Reed Kraus diligently shared news about the high-profile defamation case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard on her Instagram page.

Kraus recently revealed that she talked with the Pirates of the Caribbean ahead of his libel case.

Here is everything you need to know.

Influencer Jessica Reed Kraus claims she spoke with Johnny Depp before his trial began in April

Jessica Reed Kraus shared a lengthy message in a Substack post on Tuesday. In the post, the influencer mentioned that she had an hour-and-a-half-long conversation with Johnny Depp at the start of his six-week-long trial.

Furthermore, she added that the 58-year-old actor shared his ‘musings on the death of journalistic integrity’.

Depp allegedly said, ‘I don’t know you, but I know, just by the words you use and the aesthetic in your work, that I trust you.’

Kraus continued in her post, ‘[Depp] touches briefly on the Rolling Stone article that shredded his reputation and ruined his trust in media. A betrayal he hasn’t yet recovered from.’


Depp interviewed for the widely read 2018 post. It covered the  Edward Scissorhands star’s legal and financial trouble.

The pair allegedly expressed the BAFTA-winning actor’s ‘tendency to trust the wrong people, and the trouble it’s caused him in various periods throughout his life.’ 

The influencer described Depp’s personality during the conversations between them.

She wrote, ‘In conversation, he comes across as smart, curious, funny and polite. Prone to shifting into character voices exactly as one might expect from the Johnny Depp we know onscreen. But other than that, he is humble, down to earth, and incredibly attentive.’

In her post, Kraus mentioned that the duo bonded over their mutual love for books. She also confirmed that they would often discuss works by Hunter S. Thompson and David Foster Wallace.

Who is Jessica Reed Kraus?

Jessica Reed Kraus watched the testimonies directly from Fairfax County’s courtroom. She uploaded daily updates for her hundreds and thousands of followers. The influencer made her stance clear by being pro-Johnny Depp.

Kraus runs an Instagram account under the handle @houseinhabit. Her support for the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory star has become a boon for her page.

According to social media statistics tracker Socialblade, Kraus’ follower count doubled during the sensationalized case. It currently sits at just under 1 million followers.

Kraus also shared detailed versions of the testimonies that were said during the legal battle on her Instagram stories.


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