Johnny Depp Wins Defamation Case Against Amber Heard, Awarded $15 Million In Damages

Published: June 2, 2022
Updated: June 2, 2022
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Johnny Depp Wins Defamation Case Against Amber Heard

Golden Heard was viewed as responsible for stigmatizing Johnny Depp in a commentary distributed in the Washington Post, and Depp was seen as obligated for something his lawyer said to the Daily Mail calling her case a fabrication, a jury chose Wednesday. Members of the jury granted Depp a sum of $15 million in damages and Heard $2 million.

Depp sued Heard in Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia for $50 million over a December 2018 commentary she wrote in The Washington Post. In which she describes herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” His legal counselors say he was stigmatized by the article even though it never referenced his name.

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The jury granted Depp $15 million in harm however Heard will just need to pay $10.35 million because of the Virginia regulation cap on correctional harms (the appointed authority diminished the sum).

With respect to Heard’s countersuit brought against Depp, he was found to have stigmatized her in one of three cases. She was granted $2 million in harm.

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In the wake of shutting contentions from the two sides were made on Friday, the jury entered considerations and afterward continued Tuesday morning after the Memorial Day occasion. Then, at that point, on Wednesday evening, after in excess of 12 absolute long stretches of considerations away from public scrutiny, the decision was collectively reached and perused so anyone might hear in the Fairfax County, Virginia, court.

The seven-man jury — whose names will stay fixed for somewhere around one entire year, Judge Penney Azcarate recently administered — purportedly comprised five men and two ladies. The decision was supposed to be perused exactly at 3 p.m., but the appointed authority saw the jury neglected to finish up on the structures of what the harm would be. The individuals from the jury were sent back to finish that piece, creating a setback for the procedures.

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At the point when Depp and Heard arrived at a separation settlement in fall 2016, they consented to put out a joint announcement to the media. In that, they had mentioned, “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm. Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future. Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity.”

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Heard quite openly declared she’d give every last bit of her $7 million separation settlement to the noble cause, half to the American Civil Liberties Union and a half to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. As Depp’s group demonstrated in court, the entertainer presently can’t seem to satisfy those promises, which were planned to be paid in yearly augmentations. On the stand, Heard said she still completely expects to finish the gifts.

While in the meantime, Heard had finally affirmed about Depp purportedly physically attacking her and illustrated a pattern of aggressive behavior at home in between their turbulent relationship. She had also added that she dreaded on the off chance that she didn’t leave the marriage she probably won’t make due, and when she left, Depp took steps to “ruin” her.

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