Amber Heard Calls For Juror Mistrial: Johnny Depp Trial

A mishap. Amber Heard is asking for a mistrial in her defamation case towards Johnny Depp. Paperwork pulled by Individuals revealed that Amber and her legal professionals alleged {that a} juror wasn’t summoned appropriately.

Individuals obtained the paperwork on July 8, 2022, and Amber’s legal professionals claimed that Amber is entitled to a brand new trial. The paperwork state that  “based mostly on newly found information and knowledge that Juror No. 15 was not the person summoned for jury responsibility on April 11, 2022.” The paperwork declare the one who was chosen for the jury was 77 years previous on the time, and shares the identical final identify and handle as somebody who was 52. The 52-year-old was the one who attended the trial as a juror. 

Amber’s legal professionals blame the publicity of the case for the error within the trial. “It’s deeply troubling for a person not summoned for jury responsibility nonetheless to look for jury responsibility and serve on a jury, particularly in a reminiscent of this,” the submitting mentioned, noting that the “high-profile” standing of the trial “the place the actual fact and date of the jury trial had been extremely publicized previous to and after the issuance of the juror summonses.”

On July 4, 2022, ET obtained the post-trial movement doc to throw away the trial’s verdict the place Heard’s legal professionals declare that Depp’s compensatory award was “extreme” and “indefensible. Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages for a complete of $15 million. Nevertheless, Depp was ordered to pay Heard $2 million in compensatory damages. As a result of cap on punitive damages beneath Virginia state regulation, Choose Penney Azcarate diminished Heard’s punitive damages from $5 million to $350,000. Heard’s legal professionals’ movement additionally acknowledged that “the proof overwhelmingly supported Ms. Heard believed she was the sufferer of abuse by the hands of Mr. Depp.” The movement continued, “As a result of precise malice is a subjective commonplace, whether or not Ms. Heard believes she was abused should be judged by her definition of abuse. Ms. Heard testified unequivocally that Mr. Depp abused her bodily, emotionally, and psychologically. Mr. Depp offered no proof that Ms. Heard doesn’t imagine abuse could be bodily, emotional or psychological.”

Within the Aquaman actress’ first post-trial interview with Right now’s Savannah Guthrie launched on June 18, 2022 on Dateline, Heard talked about how she felt in the course of the trial and its general equity. “I don’t care what one thinks about me, or what judgment you wish to make about what occurred within the privateness of my own residence in my marriage, behind closed doorways,” Heard mentioned. “I don’t presume the typical individual ought to know these items, so I don’t take it personally.” Heard continued, “Even someone who is certain I’m deserving of all this hate and vitriol, even in the event you suppose that I’m mendacity, you continue to couldn’t inform me — look me within the eye and inform me — that you just suppose on social media there’s been a good illustration. You can’t inform me that you just suppose that this has been truthful.”

When Guthrie informed her that the jury believed that she lied in her testimonies, Heard mentioned, “They’d sat in these seats and heard over three weeks of nonstop relentless testimony from paid staff and, in the direction of the top of the trial, randos — as I say,” When requested if she blamed the jury for the decision, she responded, “I don’t blame them, I really perceive. [Johnny]’s a beloved character and folks really feel they know him. He’s a implausible actor.”

Depp received the defamation trial on June 1, 2022, after he sued Heard for $50 million. Depp was not in attendance on the long-awaited verdict. The trial was held attributable to an op-ed Heard wrote in The Washington Submit in 2018 about her experiences with home abuse. Although no names had been talked about, many individuals speculated it to be about her marriage to Depp. Depp claimed that the op-ed value him his appearing jobs.

In the event you or somebody is experiencing home violence, assist is offered. Name the Nationwide Home Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233) for confidential help.

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