Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s brutal lawsuit is almost over as the jury is officially a day into deliberations. Now they have a question to clarify things and it pertains with Heard’s op-ed.

TMZ reports that the jury came back with a big question. They want some guidance on how to handle Johnny Depp’s defamation claims against the Aquaman actress and that op-ed that started this whole mess.

The jury came back wanting some guidance on how to handle Johnny’s defamation claims.  You’ll recall he’s suing over three statements in particular that were featured in AH’s op-ed — and the jurors wanna know whether they’re supposed to look at the headline in isolation, or as part of the entire op-ed.

The jury wanted to know: “Does question number three — “The statement is false” — pertain to the headline … or does it pertain to the content of the statement and everything written in the op-ed?”

Judge Penney Azcarate said to look at the headline in isolation as its own statement and to decide if it, by itself, is defamatory. They don’t need to consider the full context of the op-ed. The jury will now continue to hash things out until a verdict is reached, unless they have another question.

That op-ed started this whole thing as Heard proclaimed, without naming Depp, that she is a survivor of domestic abuse. That resulted in a big lawsuit that snowballed into what we are still dealing with today.

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