Can Amber Heard appeal?

Can Amber Heard appeal?

JOHNNY DEPP-AMBER HEARD. Amber Heard has been sentenced to pay $ 15 million to Johnny Depp in a lawsuit against her ex-husband in Fairfax. She plans to appeal.

[Mis à jour le 2 juin 2022 à 14h47] The verdict of the trial Johnny Depp-Amber Heard fell this Wednesday, June 1st. The actress ofAquaman was sentenced to pay her ex-husband $ 15 million for defamation with malicious intent. Her spokeswoman said Amber Heard was preparing to appeal. However, she will need to be able to prove that there were mistakes made during the trial or trial. Johnny Depp, meanwhile, was fined $ 2 million for his former lawyer.

Amber Heard’s lawyer confirmed in Variety’s columns that her client would “absolutely” appeal. “She was completely demonized,” Elaine Bredehoft said. returned to England “. Johnny Depp had lost his lawsuit against the Sun, who called him a “violent husband” in his columns.

On her way out of Fairfax Court near Washington, Amber Heard expressed her “inexpressible disappointment” and said she was “devastated by the fact that the mountain of evidence was not enough to face the government.” ‘much more influential and ascendant of my ex-husband “on her Instagram account:” I’m even more disappointed with what this verdict means to other women. It’s a setback. It calls into question the the idea that violence against women must be taken seriously, “she said.

Recall also that Amber Heard won the lawsuit against Johnny Depp in 2020 in London, as the judge ruled that there was no defamation when the actor was described as a “violent husband.” in the columns of the Sun.

Johnny Depp’s reaction

For his part, Johnny Depp posted a message on Instagram during the verdict. He returned to “very serious criminal charges” that changed “[sa] life, that of [ses]children, those of [ses] close and [ses] fans “.” After six years [d’accusations]the jury brought me back to life “, reads this message.” I now feel at peace that I have succeeded [à révéler la vérité] on this matter. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the unconditional love and colossal support that has come to me from all over the world. I hope my quest for truth has helped others, men and women, who have found themselves in my situation. “

However, Amber Heard did not lose everything. Johnny Depp will have to pay him two million dollars, after the jury ruled that Johnny Depp’s lawyer’s statements against him were also defamatory. Indeed, jurors ruled that lawyer Adam Waldman’s statements in the Daily Mail in 2020 were defamatory. He then claimed that Amber Heard’s accusations were a “mounted coup”.

Why did Johnny Depp and Amber Heard face off in court?

The second trial of Johnny Depp against Amber Heard was held in Fairfax, United States, from April 11, 2022, to June 1, 2022.Pirates of the Caribbean“had filed a defamation suit against his ex-wife after a forum published in the Washington Post in 2018. In this text, the actress ofAquaman claimed to be a victim of domestic violence. However, she never mentioned Johnny Depp’s name in this article. Amber Heard then counterattacked in a lawsuit against her ex-husband.

Johnny Depp meets Amber Heard on the set of the film Rhum Express, released in 2011. The couple married in 2015, before separating in 2016. The actress seen in Aquaman then accused her of domestic violence, which Johnny Depp denies, claiming to have received blows from his ex-wife. An agreement is finally reached and Amber Heard withdraws her $ 7 million domestic violence complaint.

A first Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial in 2020 in London

In July 2020, a defamation suit pitted the actor against Sun, who described the actor as a “violent husband.” On November 2, 2020, Johnny Depp lost his lawsuit against the Sun and appealed to court. After gathering testimony from the actress and relatives of both parties, Judge Nicol ruled that the words and qualifications used by the Sun in their article were “substantially true.”

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