Coming again. After the lengthy defamation trial within the spring, many individuals are questioning: Is Amber Heard suing Johnny Depp? In accordance with paperwork pulled by Leisure Tonight, Heard isn’t however her legal professionals need to throw away the trial’s verdict.
ET obtained the post-trial movement paperwork on July 4, 2022, 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. Nonetheless, Depp was ordered to pay Heard $2 million in compensatory damages. Because of the cap on punitive damages below Virginia state legislation, Choose Penney Azcarate decreased Heard’s punitive damages from $5 million to $350,000. Heard’s legal professionals movement additionally said 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 customary, whether or not Ms. Heard believes she was abused have to 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 consider abuse may be bodily, emotional or psychological.”
Heard’s legal professionals are also asking the choose to look into “potential improper juror service.” In accordance with the paperwork, one juror claimed that they had been born in 1945 in paperwork given to the authorized groups and submitted by the courtroom forward of the trial. Nonetheless, Juror 15 was truly born in 1970, in line with public information obtained by the legal professionals. “This discrepancy raises the query whether or not Juror 15 truly acquired a summons for jury responsibility and was correctly vetted by the Courtroom to serve on the jury,” the movement claims. Heard’s authorized workforce argues that due to the discrepancies, “Ms. Heard’s due course of was compromised.”
Depp gained 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 resulting from 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.
Following the preview of Heard’s interview, a spokesperson for the actress supplied the next assertion to StyleCaster on June 13, 2022, through e-mail: “Johnny Depp’s authorized workforce blanketed the media for days after the decision with quite a few statements and interviews on tv, and Depp himself did the identical on social media. Ms. Heard merely supposed to reply to what they aggressively did final week; she did so by expressing her ideas and emotions, a lot of which she was not allowed to do on the witness stand.”
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