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back now with the view from underneath a tornado just as it was forming. this happened north of tampa. fortunately no injuries were reported, and florida is bracing for more severe weather. a disturbance in the gulf of mexico is set to deliver heavy rain to florida tomorrow into saturday. the verdicts are in on the johnny depp defamation lawsuit against ex-wife amber heard and her countersuit against him. it turns out to be a split decision. the trial that captivated people around the world ending with judgments in favor of both johnny depp and his ex-wife, amber heard.
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>> do you find that mr. depp has proven by clear and convincing evidence that ms. heard acted with actual malice? answer, yes. >> the jury finding both were defamed, but the jury sided with depp on all three of his defamation claims stemming from heard's "washington post" op-ed in 2018, in which she claimed to be an abuse victim. the jury awarded depp $15 million in compensatory and punitive damages, a total brought down to $10.3 million due to a state law capping punitive damages. depp reacting saying, "the jury gave me my life back. i am truly humbled." but the jury found a statement from depp's former attorney calling the abuse allegations a hoax was defamatory as well and awarded heard $2 million in damages, still far short of what they awarded depp. >> definitely clears johnny's name not only in the court of public opinion but now by a jury. >> heard responding it sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be humiliated.
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>> i believe it sets women back and will have a chilling effect on women feeling as if they can come forward and bring a claim against or even make allegations of physical violence and sexual abuse against powerful men. >> others argue it was heard's testimony, not the jury's verdict, that could have lasting damage. >> i do think that amber heard is the type of individual that the jury saw lied constantly because heard did lie. she was caught in multiple lies. >> still others noted this case was unlike any other since the #metoo movement. >> this is not your typical sexual harassment case where you have incredible disparities of power. amber heard is not somebody without agency, power, and money. >> a spokesperson for heard says she plans to appeal the decision. jada pinkett smith is making her first public comments since that infamous slap seen by millions at the oscars. her latest facebook show, "red table talk," tackles living with
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alopecia, the hair loss disorder. but first she addressed chris rock's joke about her followed by her husband, will smith, slapping his face. >> my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out, and reconcile. the state of the world today, we need them both, and we all actually need one another more than ever. until then, will and i are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years, and that's keep figuring out this thing called life together. >> it's not clear whether chris rock knew about her alopecia, but pinkett smith says the incident sparked thousands to reach out to her with their own stories. coming up, today's unprecedented celebration for a british monarch. we are live in london. and later, the national spelling bee is now under way. you're watching "world news now."
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on ♪ queen elizabeth's platinum jubilee is officially under way today. >> that is right. and our very own knight of the overnight, sir william ganss, is front and center of it all. hey, will. >> reporter: hey, mona. hey, andrew. yeah, the palace behind me set to be the hub of four days' worth of festivities and that kicks off just about two hours from right now. this morning, a brand-new message from the queen which appears in the official program of the platinum jubilee. the queen saying, quote, thank you to everyone who has been involved. i know that many happy memories will be created at these festive occasions. i continue to be inspired by the goodwill shown to me, and hope the coming days will provide an opportunity to reflect on all that has been achieved during the last 70 years as we look to the future with confidence and enthusiasm. meanwhile, her majesty has for
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more than 70 years cultivated a partnership with us across the pond, and abc's amy robach has on that. >> present -- >> reporter: from royal salutes with the bidens to an orioles baseball game with president george h.w. bush -- > this is a kick for the fans, and they are responding. >> reporter: -- her majesty, the queen, has visited and long held a trusted alliance with the united states and its leaders. >> i bid you a most hearty welcome. >> reporter: a relationship she has maintained since her first visit stateside as princess elizabeth in 1951. >> i am glad to have this chance of seeing at least something of the country with which the whole british commonwealth has so many friendly ties. >> reporter: those ties only strengthened over a 70-year reign. >> if the atlantic unites, not divides us, ours is a partnership always to be reckoned with in the defense of freedom and the spread of
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prosperity. >> reporter: of the many duties of the monarch, queen elizabeth serves as the head of state and commander in chief of the british armed forces. >> although she is not the head of government, it's the one in which all loyalty for every armed service man and woman is placed. >> reporter: that sense of duty boosting an unparalleled partnership. the uk has fought alongside the u.s. in two world wars, brought the end of the cold war, and operated side by side in iraq and afghanistan. >> your country twice came to the rescue of the free and democratic world when it was facing military disaster. >> reporter: the queen has met 13 of the last 14 u.s. presidents and first ladies. in 2021, dr. jill biden meeting the queen and other members of the royal family at the g7 summit in england as she stepped onto the world stage for the first time as first lady. >> your majesty, joe and i wish you a wonderful celebration of your platinum jubilee. >> reporter: dr. biden sending this exclusive message in honor of the queen and her service.
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>> congratulations on 70 years of service to the united kingdom and commonwealth, and thank you for your enduring friendship with the american people. >> reporter: our thanks to amy robach for that. look at this, you guys. just in time for the jubilee, a brand-new portrait of her majesty unveiled in honor of the special occasion. the specially commissioned portrait showing the queen smiling, sitting on a cushioned window seat at windsor castle, which has been her main home for the last couple of years. the famous round tower visible in the distance. love this photograph. the queen looking simply stunning and happy just ahead of the jubilee. >> oh, my gosh. in a country with so much history, it is amazing to be able to celebrate 70 years and look back on just her relationship with the united states. > not just 70 years on the throne, but 96 years on this here planet earth, and she looks great. and with that, all right,
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thanks, will. coming up, the world's oldest man. >> "the mix" is next. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ it's time now for "the mix," starting with the world's oldest man. >> yeah. and now he's one year older. venezuela's juan vincente perez mora celebrated his 113th birthday last week. festivities included a parade through a town, a church service, and of course plenty of cake. >> mora's descendants include -- get this -- 11 children, 18 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. the oldest person in the world, by the way, is a french nun, aged 118. so he is 113 years old, trying to make it to 114. i'm just trying to make it to monday. >> yes. because we're just just trying
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to "stayin' alive, stayin' alive ♪ i love when we ask people who are over 100, like, what was your secret? >> every time. >> and every time it's so simple. >> yeah. >> and it's like it never includes working out at 5:00 a.m. >> or it's something like, you know, smoke a cigarette or have a glass of wine. >> you know, live life. i'm just living life. that's my thing. i'm just living life. so next, to the national spelling bee heading into the final stretch in the nation's capital. >> students from across the country and around the world ranging in age from 7 to 15 have been put through their linguistic paces. the finals will air tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. on ion and bounce. >> i love the spelling bee because it remi, because it reminds andrew of a time he hosted the portland spelling bee. >> it was oregon, yeah, the state of oregon, and it was a disaster. those words are very difficult. whoever is hosting this year, you know, if you get the words in advance, that usually helps. i did not. >> what is the one word that if we had a national spelling bee
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competition right now that you would misspell? >> oh, wow. >> would get you. >> you got me. i don't know. >> okay, okay. he knows it all. >> probably all of them. let's move on to a record-breaking series of bungee jumps in scotland. bungee. how about that? >> frenchman francois-marie dibon catapulted off this bridge a whopping 765 times over the course of 24 hours -- oh, my god, i just got nauseous -- smashing a previous guinness world record of just 430 times over the same period. that's an average of one jump every two minutes. >> i would have spelled bungee with a "j" probably. amazingly, dibon says he once had a fear of heights but that and conquer his fear., but that bungee jumping helped him face and conquer his fear. i feel that. finally, a quick reminder that today is national leave the office early day. >> that's right. you can just -- are we out of here? >> yeah. >> will, you can have it. you're not in the office. >> you're not even working, will. we're going to meet you in london. we're taking the 6:00 a.m. flight.
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