Johnny Depp wins defamation case, ex-wife Amber Heard to pay $15 million

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A jury delivered its verdict on Wednesday in the high-profile defamation case between ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard. In which the verdict has been given in favor of Johnny Depp. Indeed, a seven-member Virginia jury found that actress Amber Heard had made defamatory claims of abuse against her ex-husband Johnny Depp, in return for which she was awarded $15 million in damages.

The jury also found that Heard was discredited by statements made by Depp’s attorney, Adam Waldman, who told the Daily Mail that his abuse claims were “fraudulent” and was awarded $2 million in damages. Is.

The final arguments in the case took place on Friday after a six-week trial on claims and counterclaims of domestic abuse among Hollywood celebrities.

Depp, 58, sued Heard in December 2018 over an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post, in which she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”

Texas-born Heard, who had a starring role in “Aquaman,” did not name Depp, but he is seeking $50 million in damages for accusing him of domestic abuse.

Heard, 36, defended $100 million, saying he was defamed by statements made by Depp’s attorney, Adam Waldman, who told the Daily Mail that his abuse claims were “fraud”.

The jury is dealing with the case in a special way, with dozens of questions.

The eight-page judgment form contained 24 questions related to Depp’s lawsuit against Heard and 18 questions related to his defense against him.

Both needed to prove that the statements were defamatory, and to obtain compensatory or punitive damages, the jury needed to find that the statements were made with genuine malice. Also these statements are true or false.

Depp flew to England over Memorial Day weekend and made surprise appearances at Jeff Beck’s concerts in Sheffield on Sunday and the Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday and Tuesday.

Depp is a guitarist and has his own band, Hollywood Vampires, which includes Alice Cooper and Joe Perry of Aerosmith.

“Your presence shows where your priorities lie. Johnny Depp is playing guitar in the UK while Amber Heard awaits a verdict in Virginia,” a Heard spokesperson said in a statement.

Dozens of witnesses testified during the trial, including bodyguards, Hollywood executives, agents, entertainment experts, doctors, friends and relatives.

Depp and Heard spent several days at the witness stand during the televised trial, with hundreds of fans of the “Pirates” star taking part in the #JusticeForJohnnyDepp campaign on social media.

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