UK pub manager calls Johnny Depp ‘loveliest man’ after surprise post

The manager of the UK pub where Johnny Depp was spotted spending

the tense final hours before the verdict in his sensational Amber Heard

defamation trial said he “was the loveliest man I have ever seen in my life.”

Janine Latchford, general manager of The Bridge Tavern in Newcastle

gushed to Chronicle Live about her brush with the Hollywood celebrity.

“My assistant is heavily pregnant, and he was telling her how beautiful being a parent was.

He was really down to earth, he was lovely,” Latchford said.

The 58-year-old actor was in the northern British university city Wednesday night

when a Virginia jury found that his ex-wife defamed him by labeling him as an abuser in an op-ed, and awarded him more than $10 million in damages.