Amber Heard has asked a US judge to overturn the ruling in her defamation case with Johnny Depp and request a new trial.
he Aquaman star (36) said that the decision made on June 1 in favor of Mr Depp was not supported by the evidence presented during the six-week trial.
In documents seen by the PA news agency, Mr Heard’s lawyers also argued that an investigation into “inappropriate jury service” should be launched.
Mr. Depp sued his ex-wife over a 2018 article she wrote for Washington Post about her experiences as a domestic abuse survivor, which his lawyers say falsely accused him of being an abuser.
“Judgment is excessive as a matter of law based on evidence and the law, and should be set aside,” the document states.
“For all of the reasons set forth above, and for reasons documented in the hearings and at the hearing, in Limited Motion and Offensive Motion, Mrs. Heard respectfully requests this court to dismiss by jury verdict in favor of Mr. Depp and against Ms. Heard altogether, dismiss the complaint, or instead, request a new trial.
“Ms. Heard requests that this court further investigate the improper serving of jurors and take appropriate action as a result of the investigation.”
The actress’s lawyers claimed one of the jurors in the trial was not properly reviewed by the court and that information was “inconsistent”.
“The information on the jury list does not appear to be consistent with the identity and demographics of one of the jurors,” the document, signed by Ms Heard’s attorney Elaine Bredehoft, states.
“Jury 15 appears to have been born in 1970, not 1945, as reported and relied upon by parties – including Mrs. Heard – to select a jury panel.”
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The filing added that damages awarded to Mr Depp following the ruling, totaling $15 million, were “excessive” and “irreparable”.
The amount was later reduced by judge Penney Azcarate to $350,000 under the state limit.
Ms Bredehoft had previously vowed that Ms Heard would appeal the decision in the case and that she had “excellent grounds” to do so, saying there was “too much” evidence that was not included in the trial. judge.
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