Johnny Depp LIVE trial outcome: Amber Heard unable to pay $8.35 million in damages and will appeal, lawyer says

Depp verdict: Actor wins libel case as Heard grants counterclaim

The jury in the libel trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard returned a verdict on day three of deliberations, awarding a victory to Depp and a partial victory to Heard.

Depp sued Heard for $50 million for suggesting he abused her in 2018 Washington Post editorial. Although she did not name him, he says her allegations have impacted his ability to work. She sued for a $100 million counterclaim.

The jury found that Heard defamed Depp on all three counts and awarded him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages (capped at $350,000). Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages, but no punitive damages.

In closing arguments, Depp’s lawyers asked jurors to “return her life” after she was “ruined” by Heard’s domestic violence allegations. On Wednesday, the “humbled” actor thanked them and said a new chapter was now beginning for him after six years.

In a statement, Heard expressed her “disappointment beyond words” and said she was heartbroken, saying the verdict was a “setback” for women.

A Heard spokesperson saidThe New York Times that she decided to appeal the verdict and attorney Elaine Bredehoft told NBC Today show that Heard was “unable to pay” the damages and the alleged evidence had been suppressed.

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Depp’s attorney says Heard libel trial decision wins for ‘truth and justice’

Johnny Depp’s lawyer has hailed the outcome of his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard as a victory for “truth and justice”.

Benjamin Chew was speaking outside a Virginia courthouse after the jury ruled on a 2018 article published in The Washington Post by Mrs. Heard was defamatory.

Depp’s attorney says Heard libel trial decision wins for ‘truth and justice’

Johnny Depp’s lawyer has hailed the outcome of his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard as a victory for “truth and justice”. We are very pleased that the trial has resonated with so many in the public who value truth and justice,” Mr. Chew said. “Now that the jury has reached its final verdict, it’s time to turn the page and look to the future.” Click here to subscribe to our newsletters.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 2, 2022 7:00 p.m.

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A lawsuit by TikTok and the death knell of MeToo

As Johnny Depp and Amber Heard rest their cases in the multimillion-dollar libel lawsuit, it’s now up to the jury to decide the verdict.

In a case where both ex-spouses have made serious domestic violence allegations against each other and tens of millions of dollars are at stake, social media has increasingly hijacked the proceedings.

The online obsession prompts a troubling question: Does the verdict really matter?

Olivier O’ConnellJune 2, 2022 6:44 p.m.

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Depp hired a lawyer as a consultant after seeing her in Making a Murderer

Lawyer says Johnny Depp hired her as legal consultant for his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard after seeing her on the show make a murderer.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 2, 2022 6:17 p.m.

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Lawyer heard reveals actor’s first words after verdict

A lawyer representing Amber Heard in her defamation lawsuit against Johnny Depp has revealed the Aquaman actor’s first words after the verdict.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 2, 2022 5:58 p.m.

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The most explosive moments of the star-studded libel trial

During six weeks of testimony, which began April 11 and ended May 26, the jury heard from a range of witnesses, including the couple’s former marriage counselor, their friends, psychiatrists, surgeons and medical experts. entertainment – ​​as well as Depp and Heard themselves. .

The testimony painted a gripping and disturbing portrait of the actors’ doomed marriage, exposing their violent fights, drug use and vicious talk.

Here are some of the biggest moments:

The most explosive moments of Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard

During six weeks of testimony, the jury heard from a range of witnesses, including friends of the couple, expert psychiatrists, surgeons and the actors themselves. The testimony painted a gripping and disturbing portrait of a doomed marriage, exposing violent fights, drug use and vicious talk about each other. Here are some of the most dramatic moments

Olivier O’ConnellJune 2, 2022 5:36 p.m.

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ICYMI: Depp thanks jury for ‘giving me my life back’

Johnny Depp has thanked a Virginia jury for giving ‘my life back’ to me after the verdict in his libel trial in his case against his ex-wife Amber Heard.

Mr Depp, who said he was “humiliated” by the jury’s verdict, won his libel case against Ms Heard and she was ordered to pay the actor $15 million in damages.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 2, 2022 5:18 p.m.

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ICYMI: Heard says court ruling violates ‘rights as an American’ and is a ‘setback’ for women

“The disappointment I feel today is beyond words,” Ms Heard said Wednesday after the verdict was announced.

“I am heartbroken that the mountain of evidence was still not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence and sway of my ex-husband,” she added.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 2, 2022 4:50 p.m.

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How much do Johnny Depp and Amber Heard owe each other?

Johnny Depp has prevailed in his $50m (£40m) defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard on domestic abuse charges.

A seven-person civil jury in Virginia found Ms Heard defamed the Pirates of the Caribbean and fantastic beasts star when she implied he abused her in a 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post.

The jury also upheld one of Ms Heard’s three claims in a $100million countersuit against Mr Depp and his lawyer, who called her initial 2016 allegations an ‘ambush’ and ‘hoax’. .

Neither side, however, was awarded the full amount of damages it sought.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 2, 2022 4:33 p.m.

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ICYMI: Depp wins libel suit against Heard as she wins part of countersuit

Johnny Depp has won his libel case against Amber Heard, with a jury awarding him $15m (£12m) in damages.

But the jury also awarded Ms Heard $2m (£1.6m) for part of her own counterclaim that Mr Depp’s lawyer had called her allegations of abuse against her ex -hoax husband.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 2, 2022 4:15 p.m.

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Voice: Amber Heard didn’t ask for any of this – but the verdict will change her life

There’s a fair argument to be made that no matter what direction the jury took in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard libel case, Heard — and domestic violence survivors in general — had already lost.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 2, 2022 3:57 p.m.

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