- The Johnny Depp–Amber Heard trial is over
- The jury deliberated for several days
- Depp won his case but Heard got a minor win too
Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for $50 million in a defamation case. It came after Amber Heard suggested she is a survivor of domestic abuse. She also countersued Depp in response.
Everyone had an opinion on the trial and the Depp-Heard dispute. But the jury finally reached a verdict in the case after several days of deliberation. And they sided with Johnny Depp — though Amber Heard received a lesser payout as well.
Verdict revealed in the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial
Unanimously, the jury determined Depp proved all elements of defamation. Heard must pay Depp a total of $15 million in damages. In her $100 million countersuit, Heard received just $2 million in damages from Depp.
Johnny Depp was not present for the announcement. A sombre Amber Heard was in the courthouse. No doubt, both sides of the explosive Depp-Heard trial will have strong reactions to the decision.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard got married in 2015 but broke up not long after. A messy divorce followed in 2017, and both accused the other of abuses.
Depp had lost an earlier libel case against a UK tabloid, which similarly described him as an abuser. But he now gets a victory in his defamation case.
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