Amber Heard to Appeal Final Verdict in Defamation Trial

Raymond McKinnon

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Today, the legal battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has finally come to an end, or at least this is what many think, however, it seems that there is still a way to go, since Heard, who faced an imminent defeat this Wednesday morning, does not plan to stand idly by before the final decision of the judge and jury of the Virginia court.

Undoubtedly, this trial for defamation that faced the famous former couple of actors, has been one of the most media and controversial in recent times. The terrible situation of domestic violence engulfing both stars certainly held the audience thirsty for justice. Although in previous years many of those who were aware of the situation supported Heard and a few others supported Johnny, the wind began to blow significantly in favor of the actor when he began the defamation trial in April.

After 6 long and intense weeks inside the courthouse, the final verdict was handed down, and the results were not what Heard expected. The actress must pay $15 million to her ex-husband, $10 million in compensatory damages and an additional $5 million in punitive damages, which were later reduced to $350,000 due to Virginia’s legal limit on punitive damages. On the other hand, Johnny will only have to give Heard $2 million in compensatory damages.

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Hours after the jury ruled that Amber Heard had indeed defamed Depp in that op-ed for The Washington Post in 2018, the media reported that the actress and her legal team plan to appeal the verdict. So far, reports only suggest that Amber and her lawyers are on the move for an appeal to the final decision, but no other news about this has come to light.

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