Amber Heard lost in a huge way as Johnny Depp was able to prove in court that she acted in actual malice against him when publishing an op-ed piece. Now, the actress’ spokesperson explained her next steps after the jury ruled that she had defamed her ex-husband Johnny Depp in the verdict of the trial.
Heard will likely appeal the verdict of the defamation trial against her ex-husband Johnny Depp. In a statement given to The New York Times, the 36-year-old actress’s spokesperson Alafair Hall revealed that she has plans to appeal the verdict. The appeal will come after a jury found that she had defamed Johnny, 58, in a 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post.
Depp secured a major courtroom victory and was awarded $15 million in damages. Although, the jury found that Amber had defamed Johnny during the trial, she was awarded $2 million, as it was found that one statement made by the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s lawyer Adam Waldman was defamatory against her.
After the verdict was read, Amber released a statement, saying she was “heartbroken” over the decision, and she revealed that she was worried about the implications that the trial would have for women who are victims of abuse. During the course of the trial Amber faced severe backlash from the public.
While the Aquaman actress was disappointed with the decision, Johnny was thankful to the fans who supported him and his legal team for their help in a statement released after the verdict was revealed. However, with Amber’s decision to appeal the verdict, the legal-drama between the ex-couple is set to continue. Meanwhile, we will be on the lookout for more updates. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more updates.
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