Johnny Depp won the libel trial in Fairfax, Virginia against his former wife Amber Heard! After six weeks of trial and 13 hours of deliberations in the closed chamber, the jury made the final decision. Amber Heard will have to pay her ex-husband $ 15 million in damages for defaming him: less than the 50 million requested by the plaintiff, more than double the alimony received at the time of the divorce.
Johnny Depp will also have to compensate Amber Heard albeit to a lesser extent than she will. In fact, the jurors awarded the actress a fee of $ 2 million for when her ex-husband's lawyer called her accusations a scam. Johnny Depp was not present at the verdict reading because he is still in Great Britain where he played with Jeff Beck at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Source close to the plaintiff said: "Due to work commitments made before the trial, he will not physically be in court, but will log in to watch the outcome of the dispute from the UK."
JOHNNY DEPP WINS TRIAL AGAINST AMBER HEARD!
Spokesperson Amber Heard explained: "His absence shows what his priorities are. Johnny plays guitar in Britain while Amber awaits a verdict in Virginia. Depp takes his cynicism and lack of seriousness on tour." Depp accused Heard of destroying his career and reputation with a Washington Post editorial released in December 2018 to coincide with his film Aquaman.
In the article, actually written by lawyers from the civil rights organization American Civil Liberties Union, Amber defined herself as a public figure representing domestic violence. After more than a year, the actress had sued Johnny, claiming she had been vilified in her turn when his lawyer, Adam Waldman, called her accusations of her a scam.
Photographs would be brought to trial in which Johnny Depp was lying on a stretcher, passed out from alcohol and covered in the same blood from a wound he got in his hand. And then there are the stories of the feces on the bed and those of violent quarrels, with horror implications, which seem to have been the norm within that couple linked by a sick feeling.
Amber Heard, during the trial, brought contradictory and conflicting statements, to which public opinion, at least a good part of it, judged the actress as a liar, condemning her to the media pillory. The highly anticipated verdict of the trial will arrive next Tuesday, with Judge Penney Azcarate who said the seven jurors will resume deliberating on Tuesday morning.