Johnny Depp fought with Amber Heard in a defamation trial that lasted for weeks. He ended up winning the case and was awarded $15 million in damages by a jury. A huge cache of unsealed evidence from the lawsuit between the two was recently revealed. One of those included pre-trial documents in which Heard has claimed to have lost several million dollars.

According to The Daily Beast, Heard’s lawyers claimed that she sustained financial damages in the “$47-50 million” range over a “3-5 year period” as a result of Depp’s defamatory claims against her. Heard’s team also contended that her stature as an actor was “similar” to Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Zendaya, Ana de Armas, and Chris Pine.

The court filings also show that Heard turned down “tens of millions of dollars” by refusing to take Depp’s earnings from the fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” film. Heard was entitled to half of the income from that sequel, as it was shot during her marriage with Depp. During her divorce procedures, Heard refused to take the money, and all evidence from those processes was excluded from use in the defamation trial.

Same unsealed documents also revealed that Heard accused Depp of tampering with evidence in the case. All of this might become crucial again now that Amber Heard has filed an appeal against the civil verdict.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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