“The court made mistakes”
Heard appeals – dispute with Depp continues
07/21/2022, 10:08 p.m
The legal tug of war between US actors and ex-spouses Johnny Depp and Amber Heard continues. The latter had drawn the short straw in the court verdict in the defamation process relating to domestic violence – and wants to continue fighting.
US actress Amber Heard is appealing the verdict in the defamation lawsuit against her ex-husband Johnny Depp. “We believe the court made mistakes that prevented a just and fair verdict,” said a spokesman for the 36-year-old. He referred to the first US constitutional principle, which protects freedom of expression.
Heard and Depp had accused each other of defamation. The jury found both guilty in early June. However, they sentenced Heard to pay the Pirates of the Caribbean star more than $10 million in damages, while Depp is said to have paid only $2 million in damages to the actor known from films like “Aquaman” and “The Danish Girl.” .
Depp sued Heard, to whom he was married between 2015 and 2017, for $50 million in damages. The reason was a contribution by Heard for the “Washington Post” from 2018, in which the actress described herself as a victim of domestic violence.
Heard in financial distress
The 36-year-old did not name her ex-husband; However, Depp argued that the allegation was clearly aimed at him and had seriously damaged his career. Heard responded with a counterclaim against the 59-year-old.
After the verdict, which, according to media reports and his own statements, puts Heard in serious financial distress, she failed this month in an attempt to have the verdict overturned. In the process, a jury had a say, which was actually not intended. A reason for Heard’s lawyers to contest the verdict. But the judge dismissed her.