Johnny Depp wins defamation trial vs. Amber Heard, Awarded $15 Million
Johnny Depp wins! The defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has come to an end. Awarded $15 Million, What was the verdict of the jury?
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp were convicted of insulting each other’s honor. A large number of fans had gathered to wave their hands in court. the lawsuit was handed down today in a lawsuit between the actress Amber Heard and Johnny Depp.
After almost two months of presenting testimony and evidence in the Court of Fairfax, Virginia, last Friday, May 27, the lawyers of both celebrities released their final arguments.
After almost thirteen hours of deliberation (12 hours and 45 minutes), the seven members of the jury finally reached a unanimous agreement to announce their verdict: Johnny Depp wins the defamation trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard.
According to the jury, Heard insulted Depp when he wrote an opinion paper for the Washington Post.
The court also found Johnny Depp insulted Heard's honor in a newspaper story. The court dismissed some of the charges against Depp.
Johnny Depp wins defamation trial vs. Amber Heard: What was the verdict of the jury?
Johnny Depp clears his name and now Amber Heard will have to face the consequences.
As it is a civil and not a criminal case, there is no "guilty" or "innocent" since there is no crime to judge, which means that Amber Heard, who lost the trial, will not have criminal charges, or what is just as he will not spend time in prison.
As for compensatory and punitive damages, the jury determined that the "Aquaman" actress must pay $10 million dollars to Johnny Depp, her ex-husband, in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages: A total of $15 million
In the end, both actors were convicted of insulting the honor of the other party.
Heard will have to pay Depp $ 15 million. Depp, in turn, pays Heard $ 2 million in compensation.
The jury reached this verdict based on the evidence and testimony collected and presented in the last six weeks. Likewise, the completion of a 42-question verdict form served as a guide for making the final decision.
The trial dragged on
The verdict was scheduled to be handed down at 10 pm Finnish time, but the outcome of the trial was delayed.
The judge found that the jurors had not entered all the necessary information in the court document and ordered them to leave the courtroom and add the necessary information to their decision.
The dramatic trial lasted nearly two months.
The courtroom has gone through a painstakingly detailed and closely monitored media relationship between the actors, which lasted from 2012 to 2016.
Heard demanded one hundred million dollars from his ex-husband in court, Depp half of that amount. The claims are based on allegations of defamation and libel, but the court has also made allegations of assault, sexual violence, harassment, outbursts fueled by substance abuse, and bed defecation.
The Fairfax County Jury in Virginia withdrew from the decision on May 27th.