Amber Heard is ‘heartbroken’ over the defamation verdict

Amber Heard is ‘heartbroken’ over the defamation verdict

Amber Heard is ‘heartbroken’ over the defamation verdict

Amber Heard is ‘heartbroken’ over the defamation verdict

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  • A jury finds that Amber Heard defamed Johnny Depp in a newspaper op-ed.
  • The jury awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive penalties to the ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean star.
  • Johnny Depp has filed a defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, seeking $50 million in damages, with the actress countersuing for double that amount. Since April 11, 2022, the entire trial has been televised.
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Now, on Wednesday, a jury of five men and two women concluded that Amber Heard had defamed Depp in a newspaper op-ed. The jury awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive penalties to the ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean star.

Read more: Amber Heard goes ‘offline’ in reaction to verdict ‘It sets back the clock’

Meanwhile, the jury concluded Depp made defamatory statements against his ex-wife and awarded her $2 million in compensatory damages.
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She later turned to social media to express her disappointment with the decision, calling it “heartbreaking.”
“The disappointment I feel today is beyond words,” she added in a statement. “I’m heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence, and sway of my ex-husband.
“What this verdict means for other women makes me even more disappointed,” she said. “It’s a stumbling block. It undermines the notion that women’s violence should be taken seriously.”
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Read more: Johnny Depp wins trial against ex-wife Amber Heard

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In May 2016, Heard, who was married to Depp from 2015 until 2017, got a restraining order against him, citing domestic violence.

 

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