Johnny Depp and Amber Heard went through one of the most publicly covered trials in the history of court proceedings. The whole world celebrated when Johnny Depp came out victorious against his six week long legal battle against actress Amber Heard.
Depp’s defamation lawsuit was covered extremely well by both fans and the media. While everyone saw clips of Depp’s lawyer taking apart testimonies from the witnesses, they didn’t see the boring bits and pieces of the trial.
The Hill reports that one of the stenographers from the trial, Judy Bellinger, noted that some of the 12 jurors of the trial were dozing off at different points in the trial. They had to go through long days and it wasn’t all exciting developments like America saw in the highlight clips on the nightly news.
Bellinger told Law & Crime Network that some of jurors were falling asleep, but she could understand why that was. She revealed that it was hard to exactly focus in the long video depositions.
There were a few jurors that were dozing off. It was tough because there was a lot of video deposition. And they’d just sit there, and all of the sudden I’d see their head drop.
Amber Heard suffered a devastating loss in the counter-suit, and is supposed to pay $10 million in reparations. She said after the trial that she was “heartbroken.” She might be looking to appealing the verdict, but it might prove to deteriorate her position in a major way if she fails.
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