Johnny Depp Verdict: What it Means for Johnny Depp And Amber Heard
In the end, a Virginia jury found in favor of Johnny Depp, finding that his ex-wife Amber Heard had falsely accused him of domestic violence in a 2018 op-ed about the Pirates of the Caribbean star. The Virginia jury awarded Johnny Depp more than $10 million in damages.
A judgment of $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages was recommended by the jury, but because of state law, Depp only received $10.35 million.
The comments made by Adam Waldman, Depp’s former lawyer, that her allegations of abuse were a fraud were also part of Heard’s victory in her countersuit. The judges decided to pay her $2 million in compensation.
After 13 hours of discussion, the jury came to a unanimous decision on Wednesday. Amber said she feels Depp’s lawyers were successful in persuading the jury to overlook and reject information that was so conclusive that we won in the UK.
An attorney for Johnny Depp’s defense, Camille Vasquez, stated that the verdict supports what we’ve been saying all along: that the accusations against Depp are slanderous and unsubstantiated by any proof.
Due to previously established job commitments, Depp was unable to attend and instead watched from the United Kingdom.
Actor and musician Jeff Beck have been touring the world together recently, according to claims on social media. It was up to the jury to judge whether or not the Post’s sections were defamatory, and they had to reach a unanimous decision.
According to the jury’s instructions, they had to answer three parts of a multipart defamation proof issue, including whether the story was about Depp and if Heard acted maliciously.