- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
CrimeAmber Heard Files to Have Jury Judgement Against Her...

Amber Heard Files to Have Jury Judgement Against Her Tossed Out, Claims Johnny Depp Didn’t Prove His Case – Crime Online


- Advertisment -

Attorneys for Amber Heard filed a 43-page motion last week asking a judge to throw out a jury’s judgement that she defamed ex-husband Johnny Depp in a 2018 op-ed alleging she was the victim of domestic abuse.

The Virginia jury decided after a lengthy trial that Heard and Depp defamed each other but awarded the lion’s share of damages to Depp — $10,350,000 — while handing $2 million to Heard.

The attorneys argued that Depp proved neither that Heard’s op-ed damaged his career nor that she published the piece with malice, The New York Post said.

“Mr. Depp was required to establish at the time the Op-Ed was published, Ms. Heard did not believe she had been abused or that she had doubts about whether she was abused. But Mr. Depp presented no evidence that Ms. Heard did not believe she was abused,” Heard’s attorneys wrote. “Instead, the evidence overwhelmingly supported [that] Ms. Heard believed she was the victim of abuse at the hands of Mr. Depp.”

“Therefore, Mr. Depp did not meet the legal requirements for actual malice, and the verdict should be set aside.”

Further, they said, Depp “proceeded solely on a defamation by implication theory, abandoning any claims that Ms. Heard’s statements were actually false.”

The memorandum also argued that a juror may have been selected illegally by giving an incorrect birthdate during jury selection.

“This discrepancy raises the question [of] whether Juror 15 actually received a summons for jury duty and was properly vetted by the court to serve on the jury,” the lawyers’ said.

It’s not clear if Juror 15 deliberated on the case.

Depp’s attorney, Benjamin Chew, responded to Courthouse News that the new filing was “what we expected, just longer, no more substantive,” according to The Guardian.

For the latest true crime and justice news, subscribe to the ‘Crime Stories with Nancy Grace’ podcast.

[Featured image: Actor Amber Heard testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 16, 2022.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber, Pool)]

- Advertisement -

Latest news

GMB: Lily Cole expertly calls out Richard Madeley for controversial Good Morning Britain interview

Lily Cole expertly called out Good Morning Britain’s climate change coverage during an appearance on the series.The actor and...

Louise Duncan Wiki, Age, Bio, Nationality, Ethnicity, Relationship, Height, Weight & Career

Louise Duncan is a well-known professional golfer from Scotland. The Women’s Amateur Championship 2021 was won by Louise Duncan. Quick...

Tara the missing cat FOUND safe and well after a bizarre mix up at a Bondi vet

TMS shows promise in treating broader range of neurological conditions Anthony Albanese blames the Coalition for Australia’s gas,...
- Advertisement -

Who is Scarlett Byrne from Harry Potter? Wiki Bio, married, ethnicity, body

Who is Scarlett Byrne? Scarlett Hannah Byrne was born on 6 October 1990, in Hammersmith, London, England, and is an...

Swimsuit-clad Rosie Huntington-Whiteley puts on a PDA with Jason Statham in Ibiza

Swimsuit-clad beauty Rosie Huntington-Whiteley puts on a...

Must read

- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

- Advertisement -