The contentious legal struggle between Johnny Depp Amber HeardIt has come to a close.
More than six weeks after the trial centered around Depp’s $50 million defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife began in a Virginia courtroom, a jury reached a decision. After 13 hours of deliberations, the jury ruled that Heard was liable of defaming Depp.
Depp was awarded $10M in compensatory damages by the jury and $5MM in punitive damages by the jury.
As for Heard’s countersuit, the jury awarded the actress $2 million in compensatory damages.
Heard made a statement dissatisfying the verdict shortly after it was released. She stated, “I’m devastated that the mountain evidence was still not sufficient to resist the disproportionate influence, power and sway” of her ex-husband. It’s a sad case. But I am sadder still that I seem to have lost a right I thought I had as an American—to speak freely and openly.”
CelebHomes News reached Depp’s attorney to request comment but did not hear back.