Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s reactions to the verdict

JOHNNY DEPP-AMBER FEELS. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were convicted of libel. Amber Heard owes her ex -husband $ 15 million, and she owes him $ 2 million. Their reaction.

[Mis à jour le 2 juin 2022 à 11h19] This is the end of one of the most announced trials of the past year. This Wednesday, June 1, 2022, the jury handed down their verdict on the defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. The actress ofAquaman She was found guilty of slander with malicious intent, while her ex-husband was also convicted of slander based on comments made by her lawyer.

Leaving the court in Fairfax, near Washington, Amber Heard expressed her “unspeakable disappointment” and said she was “devastated by the fact that the mountain of evidence was not enough to confront the power, the greater influence and height than my ex “on her Instagram account:” I am even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It is a failure. It questions the idea that violence is against of women should be taken seriously, “she said.

For his part, Johnny Depp posted a message on Instagram during the trial. He walks back to ‘very serious criminal cases’ changing ’[sa] life, that of [ses]children, of [ses] relatives and [ses] fans. ”“ After six years [d’accusations]the jury took my life back “, can we read this message.” I now feel peacefully succeeding [à révéler la vérité] in this case. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the unconditional love and great support that has come to me from all over the world. I hope that my search for the truth has helped others, male or female, who are in my situation. ”

Is Amber Heard appealing?

Amber Heard was ordered to pay Johnny Depp $ 10.35 million in damages. Previously, the judge awarded, in addition to 10 million, 5 million dollars in penalty damages. However, Amber Heard didn’t lose it all. Johnny Depp had to pay him two million dollars, after the jury found that Johnny Depp’s lawyer’s statements against him were also defamatory. In fact, jurors knew that lawyer Adam Waldman’s statements to the Daily Mail in 2020 were damaging. He then admitted that the accusations made by Amber Heard were a “set up”.

According to information from Entertainment Weekly, Amber Heard plans to appeal after the verdict was handed down on Wednesday June 1, 2022 by the Fairfax jury. It should also be remembered that Amber Heard won the trial against Johnny Depp in 2020 in London, as the judge ruled without prejudice if the actor was called a “violent husband” in the Sun columns.

13 hours of deliberation

Camille Vasquez, Johnny Depp’s lawyer, also spoke to the media at the Fairfax court exit: “Today’s verdict confirms what we said from the beginning: that the allegations against Johnny Depp are defamatory, supported by no evidence. We are. grateful to the jury. ” The seven jurors spent more than 13 hours on analysis. In fact, they need to agree on the outcome of one of the most announced trials of the past decade. In the face of media coverage of the case, the identity of the jurors will be kept for a year to ensure their safety.

Why are Johnny Depp and Amber Heard fighting in court?

The second trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard took place in Fairfax (United States) from April 11, 2022 to June 1, 2022. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor filed a complaint against his ex-wife after a tribune published in the Washington Post in 2018. In this text, the actressAquaman admitted victim of domestic violence. However, he does not mention Johnny Depp’s name in this article. Amber Heard then counterattacked by filing a complaint against her ex-husband.

Johnny Depp met Amber Heard on the set of the film Rhum Express, which was released in 2011. The couple married in 2015, before separating in 2016. The actress who was seen in Aquaman then accused her of domestic violence, which Johnny denies Depp, claiming to have received. beating from his ex -wife. An agreement was finally reached and Amber Heard withdrew her complaint for domestic violence, in the amount of $ 7 million.

A first Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial in 2020 in London

In July 2020, a defamation case was filed against the actor against Sun, calling the actor a “violent husband”. On November 2, 2020, Johnny Depp lost his case against the Sun and appealed for verdict. After collecting testimony from the actress and relatives of both parties, Judge Nicol ruled that the words and qualifications used by Sun in their article were “substantially true”.

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