It has been one of the most mediatic trials of recent times and Johnny Depp has beaten Amber Heard for defamation. The popular jury unanimously proclaimed that the actress defamed her ex-husband at all points, while in the opposite direction the actor only partially did it against her. In this way, he decrees a compensation of 15 million dollars from Heard to Depp and only 2 million from him to her. The sentence is appealable and the process can last several years until a firm resolution is finally produced.
The process has taken six weeks, after starting on April 11, with a total of 24 sessions judicial. In addition, the jury is made up of seven members (five men and two women) and has reached a verdict on the fourth day of deliberation. Deep was not present at the reading due to “professional commitments”, but Heard did enter the room accompanied by her lawyer.
Depp ends the trial for defamation against his ex-wife, also actress Amber Heard, relieved. “The jury has given me my life back… the truth never dies”, the actor has reacted. “Six years ago, my life, that of my children, that of my relatives, and also that of the people who have supported me and believed in me for many years, changed forever,” said the actor.
She, for her part, has been “disappointed” with the result. “The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I’m heartbroken because the mountain of evidence hasn’t been enough to address the disproportionate power, influence and influence of my ex-husband,” she added in a statement.
the legal battle dates back to 2018when the artist published an opinion piece in Washington Post referring to herself as a woman experienced in what “domestic abuse” represents. She didn’t mention Depp, but this sued her for damages, asking for compensation of 50 million dollars. The interpreter, for her part, responded with a counterclaim for promoting a defamation campaign against her. He claimed double: 100 million dollars. In 2020, the actor has already lost a trial against The Sun by a headline where he was defined as a “beater of women”. The British tabloid was based on Heard’s latest statements. But this was only the beginning.
Depp and Heard They met during the filming of the film The Rum Diaries.based on a novel by the writer Hunter S. Thompson, and began dating in 2012, when the American actor had separated from his ex-wife, also actress Vanessa Paradis.
In May 2016, Heard filed for divorce amid rumors Depp had been violent towards the actress, even throwing a mobile phone in his face, while in other audios broadcast by the newspaper ‘The Daily Mail’ the actress herself acknowledged that she had hit Depp. During the trial, Heard has recounted several incidents of alleged physical and sexual abuse during her marriage, saying that her violent episodes were generally caused by some combination of alcohol, drugs or jealousy.
american actor sued Heard for $50 million in damages for an article published in 2018 in The Washington Post. in which the actress said she had become a “public figure representing domestic abuse,” though she did not specifically name the actor. Depp, protagonist in the famous Pirates of the Caribbean saga, alleged in the text that the Post article was a ruse for Heard to generate attention, and also stated that she was not the victim, but the perpetrator of the abuses, according to the chain. NBCNews.