Johnny Depp emerged victorious with $10.35 million after a jury found in his favor in his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard. Amber may not have to pay the money after all, according to Johnny’s lawyer Benjamin Chew. He went on to say that the trial was not about money for Johnny.
The defamation trial between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp lasted roughly six weeks in Virginia, United States, in April and May 2022. Johnny was granted compensatory damages of $10 million and punitive damages of $5 million. Amber, on the other hand, was given compensatory damages of $2 million.
Just recently, George Stephanopoulos of Good Morning America asked Johnny’s lawyer Benjamin Chew if he would agree to a settlement in which Amber agrees not to appeal the case in exchange for his renouncing monetary damages. Benjamin intimated that this may happen.
We obviously can’t disclose any attorney-client communications, but as Mr. Depp testified and as we both made clear in our respective closings, this was never about money for him. This was about restoring his reputation, and he’s done that.
The former couple had a legal dispute over an article Amber wrote for The Washington Post in 2018, in which she talked about dealing with domestic abuse without mentioning Johnny. Following the publication of Amber’s essay, Johnny filed a $50 million lawsuit against her. The trial began in April 2022, and the verdict was announced on June 1st.
Amber’s charges against Johnny were deemed to be unsupported by sufficient evidence, and the jury concluded that her claims of abuse were false when she published the piece. The jury did, however, find that Johnny had defamed Amber on one occasion, awarding her $2 million in compensatory damages. Check out the video below.
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