10M USD Judgement In Johnny Depp Defamation Case [Amber Heard To Appeal]

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Amber Heard notified a Virginia court on Thursday that she plans to contest the US 10.35 million settlement she ordered to pay her ex-husband Johnny Depp during a high-profile defamation trial that revealed the secrets of their rocky relationship.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

Amber Heard notified the Virginia court on Thursday that she is appealing against the US 10.35 million judgment she ordered to pay her ex-husband Johnny Depp during an extremely public defamation case that revealed the inner workings of their rocky relationship.

The lawyers for Heard filed a notice for an appeal to Fairfax County Circuit Court, which was the venue for a trial that lasted six weeks and featured captivating witness testimony by Heard as well as Depp.

The document informs that the Virginia Court of Appeals that Heard will contest the judgment in addition to the rulings that the judge issued following the verdict, which included denying Heard’s request to overturn the decision and dismiss the suit or request a new trial.

“We think the court committed mistakes that prevented a fair and fair decision that is in line in accordance with The First Amendment. We, therefore, appeal the ruling,” a spokesperson for Heard stated in the statement. “While we are aware that today’s filing could ignite Twitter fires, however, there are steps to be taken to assure equality and fairness.”

Depp was sued by Heard for defamation over a December opinion piece she wrote for The Washington Post describing herself as “a public figure who represents domestic violence.” The lawyers for Depp claimed that he was slammed by the article, even though it didn’t mention his name. Heard made counterclaims, claiming that her former lawyer slammed her by describing her abuse claims as hoaxes.

The jury decided that Heard make Depp the sum of 10 million dollars in compensation as well as five million dollars in punitive damage. In addition, the punitive damage was decreased to USD 350,000 by the state limit. The jury handed down Heard the sum of USD 2,000,000 for her counterclaim.

The majority of the evidence during the six-week trial was focused on Sheard’s claim that she was physically and sexually assaulted by Depp at least dozen times. Depp claimed that he did not strike Heard and claimed that Heard was the perpetrator.

“The jury took in the much evidence presented in the trial of six weeks and reached a unanimous and clear decision that found the defendant had was a mockery of Depp in a variety of ways. Depp in multiple instances,” a spokesperson for Depp released an announcement. “We remain convinced in the case we brought and are confident that the verdict will be upheld.”