On Tuesday night, the jury in the Depp-Heard case, which was underway at the Fairfax County, Virginia for six weeks, announced that Johnny has successfully proven Amber had defamed him with accusations of domestic abuse with her op-ed in the Washington Post.
The Johnny Depp Vs Amber Heard trial has finally come to an end after six weeks. While Johnny Depp was awarded $15 million in damages, Amber Heard received $2 million in a libel countersuit. After the verdict, Johnny Depp released a statement on his Instagram account which read, “Six years ago, my life, the life of my children, the lives of those closest to me, and also, the lives of the people who for many, many years have supported and believed in me were forever changed. All in the blink of an eye.”
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Amber Heard also put out a statement on social media and expressed how she’s heartbroken with the verdict. She wrote that she had lost the right to speak freely and openly. “I believe Johnny’s attorneys succeeded in getting the jury to overlook the key issue of Freedom of Speech and ignore evidence that was so conclusive that we won in the UK.”
— Amber Heard (@realamberheard) June 1, 2022
In 2018, Depp sued Heard after she composed a commentary in the Washington Post in which she called herself a homegrown maltreatment survivor. The two got hitched in 2015 and later separated in 2017.
Now that the trial is over, Johnny Depp mentions that the best was yet to come and a new chapter had finally begun. “Veritas numquam perit. Truth never perishes,” he said.
- Johnny Depp won the defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard.
- He was awarded $15 million : $10 million in compensatory damages and an additional $5 million in punitive damages.
- Amber Heard wrote that she was heartbroken with the verdict.