Amber Heard will have to pay 10 million in damages to former husband Johnny Depp: according to the court of Fairfax, Virginia, she would have contributed with an article written for the Washington Post to damage the career and reputation of the actor of the Pirates of the Caribbean saga.
Amber granted the first interview since the verdict to NBC, and she said: "I understand and respect the jury, but it was an unfair trial of me. I understand their decision: he's a beloved character and people feel they know him.
he's a great actor. I don't care what people think of me, or the judgments anyone makes about what happened in my intimate home or in my marriage. I don't think people need to know these details, so I don't take it personally.
But somebody thinks I deserve all this hate, all this poison, even if they think I'm lying ... well, I think all that should tell me in the face by looking me in the eye, and don't write it on social media."
But Johnny could waive compensation
Depp won the libel trial against former wife Amber Heard, getting $ 10.35 million in compensation from the Fairfax Virginia jury. Amber made harsh statements against the Hollywood star in a 2018 Washington Post editorial.
Depp, in turn, was sentenced to pay his ex-wife two million dollars because his lawyer had called his accusations a scam. "Amber is absolutely unable to pay," the woman's attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, said in the aftermath of the verdict, announcing the appeal accompanied by new evidence.
Meanwhile, Depp has opened a TikTok profile which in two days has collected eleven million followers. In the meantime, it would appear that Johnny Depp could waive the compensation owed by former wife. Actor's attorney said to ABC: "We have to be careful what we say, but from the start what was at stake was his reputation.
It was never about the money. Johnny got his back on his feet. reputation. That was all that mattered to him."