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Amber Heard will appeal Johnny Depp’s ruling after she was ordered to pay $15 million in punitive damages

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Amber Heard will appeal the verdict in the Johnny Depp defamation trial after the jury ruled against her.

A spokesperson for the Aquaman actress confirmed her decision just hours after a court hearing that Amber would have to pay her ex-husband $15 million in punitive damages after she lost her case.

Amber’s reps have Alafair Hall tell New York Times that Amber planned to appeal the decision after the actress said she was ‘deeply heartbroken’ by the result.

Johnny, 58, took the case to court after accusing Amber, 36, of defaming him in a 2018 magazine she wrote for The Washington Post titled: “I Speak Out Against Sexual Violence – and face the outrage of our culture. That has to change.”

The article did not mention Johnny by name, but his lawyers said it implied he physically and sexually abused Miss Heard while they were together.

Johnny was awarded $10 million (£8 million) in damages and $5 million (£4 million) in compensatory damages.






Amber Heard continues to bow as the verdict in the defamation case is read out in court

Experts say that to appeal the jury’s decision, Amber will have to post a bond for the entire $10 million sentence, plus interest.
While Amber is said to be planning the next round of their legal battle, Johnny was seen relaxing in a Newcastle pub with singer Sam Fender.

In a statement following the verdict, Johnny said he “felt at peace” and “really humbled” after jurors returned the verdicts in his favor on Wednesday after six weeks of evidence and approximately six weeks of evidence. 13 hours of deliberation.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star was caught bumping into fans and musicians Sam Fender and Jeff Beck drinking at The Bridge Tavern in Gateshead while Amber was in court.

In his statement, released through his spokesman, the actor said his decision to pursue the case “was made only after careful thought” and that his goal is to “reveal the truth, whatever the outcome”.







Johnny Depp was pictured shaking hands with fans in Newcastles the evening the verdict was read out
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The horrifying details of Amber and Johnny’s brief marriage have been in court over the past six weeks
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“Six years ago, my life, the lives of my children, the lives of those closest to me, and the lives of those who over the years have supported and trusted me have been forever changed. “, I said.

“All in the blink of an eye.

“False, very serious and criminal charges have been made against me through the media, which has spawned loads of hateful content, even though no charges have been brought against me.

“It circumnavigated the world twice in a nanosecond and it has had a huge impact on my life and career.

“And six years later, the jury gave me my life back. I’m really humbled.”

Johnny continued: “Speaking of the truth is something that I owe to my children and all those who have consistently supported me.

“I feel at peace knowing that I’ve finally accomplished it.”







Johnny says he’s ‘finally feeling at peace’ after winning multi-million pound lawsuit
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He said he was “overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support and kindness from around the world”, adding: “I hope that it is my duty to speak out. the truth will help other people, men or women, who have found themselves in my situation, and that their supporters never give up. “

Concluding the statement, he added: “The best is yet to come and a new chapter has finally begun.

“Veritas numquam perit. Truth never perishes.”

Johnny joined Jeff Beck on his UK tour, appearing on stage to sing with him at various venues across the UK including at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday. Two and Tuesday.

The two are rumored to be performing together again at Gateshead on Thursday night.







The couple previously met on the set of The Rum Diaries and their marriage was short-lived
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Speaking outside court in Virginia, the actor’s attorneys Benjamin Chew and Camille Vasquez said they were “truly honored” to represent him and were “very grateful” to the jurors and members of the team. other court personnel.

“It’s time to turn the page and look to the future,” said Mr. Chew.

Although J ohnny was not present for sentencing, Mrs. Heard attended the court in person.

Sitting among members of her legal team at the front of the courtroom, the actress looked disappointed as the judge read out the verdict.







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She lowered her head and seemed to be listening attentively to the verdict.

In a separate ruling, Ms Heard was awarded two million dollars (£1.6m) in damages following her counterclaim against Mr Depp over comments made by his lawyer Adam Waldman, who allegedly treated her abuse allegations as a “hoax”, found to be defamed.

After the verdict, the actress said she was “heartbroken” but “even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women”.

“The disappointment I feel today cannot be put into words,” she said in her own statement, shared on social media.

“I am heartbroken that the mountain of evidence is still not enough against the strength, influence and sway of my ex-husband.

“I’m even more disappointed in what this ruling means for other women.”

Ms Heard said the ruling “sets the clock back to a time when a woman speaking up and speaking up could be publicly humiliated and humiliated”.

She added that Mr. Depp’s lawyers were successful in getting the jurors to “ignore” free speech.

“I am very sad that I lost this case. But it still makes me sadder that I seem to have lost the right I thought I had as an American – to speak freely and openly,” she said.

The case was filed in Virginia and not in California, where the actors live, as the online edition of The Washington Post is published through servers located in Fairfax County.

Witnesses include family members, friends, colleagues, staff and other individuals including British supermodel Kate Moss, as well as Mr Depp and Mrs Heard.

During the trial at Fairfax County Courthouse, numerous fans gathered outside to try to get into the courtroom and watch the proceedings.

Many people lined up outside the courthouse to wait for the verdict and cheered loudly when the verdict was read out.

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