In a high-profile defamation case that revealed the details of her tumultuous marriage, Amber Heard was ordered by a Virginia court to pay her ex-husband Johnny Depp over $10 million on Thursday. Amber Heard has now challenged the decision.
In Fairfax County Circuit Court, where a six-week trial featured compelling testimony from both Heard and Depp, Heard’s attorneys filed papers.
The petition informs the Virginia court of appeals that Heard plans to challenge the result as well as any decisions made by the judge following the verdict, such as declining Heard’s motion to vacate the judgment, dismiss the case, or order a new trial.
“We think the court erred, preventing a just and fair judgment in accordance with the first amendment. As a result, we are appealing the decision,” a Heard representative said in a statement. While we are aware that today’s filing will set Twitter ablaze, there are steps we must follow to ensure justice and fairness.
Depp filed a libel lawsuit against Heard after she referred to herself in a December 2018 op-ed she penned for The Washington Post as “a public figure symbolizing domestic abuse.”
Despite the fact that the piece never specifically identified Depp by name, his attorneys claimed it was libelous. Heard filed counterclaims, claiming that Depp’s previous attorney defamed her by calling her abuse allegations a fake in front of the public.
The jury mandated that Heard pay Depp $5 million in punitive damages and $10 million in compensatory damages. A state cap limited the punitive damages to $350,000. Heard’s counterclaim was settled for $2 million by the jury.
The six-week trial’s testimony was largely centered on Heard’s allegations that Depp had mistreated her physically and/or sexually at least a dozen times. Depp argued that Heard was the abuser and that he had never struck her.
A representative for Depp stated in a statement that the jury “listened to the considerable evidence given during the six-week trial and came to a clear and unanimous decision that the defendant herself defamed Mr. Depp in several instances.” “We continue to believe that our case will be upheld, and this judgment.”
According to Amber Heard, she was unemployed and living in poverty. As a defamation case, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s trial started off, but towards the end of the live show
When the incident became into a hot topic in culture, Amber ended up on the wrong side of a controversial vote on post-MeToo gender dynamics.
Because of this, by the time the case was over, she had lost her job and had no money left. What she wants to do going forward and how precisely did she end up in this position.
Actress Amber Heard could potentially ruin her career and file for bankruptcy after being found guilty by a jury of defaming her ex-husband Johnny Depp.
She appears to be making financial sacrifices in order to pay her ex-husband Johnny Depp the $8.4 million in damages she owes him.
The Aquaman actor was spotted making shopping at TJ Maxx, a cheap retailer with a location in the Hamptons, on Thursday.
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