Amber Heard’s attorney says jury served improperly, finds fault – Billboard

One of the jurors in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial improperly served an attorney for Heard accused in a recent petition asking the court to declare a false claim and order a new trial.

Heard’s attorney wrote in a five-page memo filed Friday (July 8) in Virginia’s Fairfax Circuit Court, “New Facts Uncovered” shows Jury 15 in session The six-week non-individual court convened in April to serve the case.

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Instead, records show that Juror 15 was a younger individual with the same last name “apparently” living at the same address.

“Undoubtedly, the Court agreed, but that an individual is not summoned for jury duty is still required to appear for jury duty and to serve on a jury, in particular In a case like this, it’s troublesome.

Depp sued his ex-wife over a December 2018 op-ed Heard wrote in washington articles describes himself as “a figurehead for domestic abuse”. Much of the testimony focused on whether Heard was physically and sexually abused, as she testified. Depp said he had never hit Heard and that she was an abuser.

After a televised trial became a spectacle, the jury found Depp in favor of all three of his claims regarding specific statements in the 2018 season.

The jury decided Depp would receive $10 million in punitive damages and $5 million in punitive damages, but the judge reduced the punitive damages award to $350,000 under the punitive damages limit. state.

Heard has previously said that she plans to appeal the verdict.

News of Friday’s filing was first reported by Limit lineposted documents online.

The memo expands on previous post-trial motions filed by Heard’s legal team asking the judge to annul the ruling against her. Those motions raised the possibility that one of the jurors might not have been given due consideration by the court.

The latest filings say the “jury list” in the case included someone who should have been 77 years old at the time of trial. Voter registration information lists two individuals with the same last name “apparently” residing at the same address, the filing said, where the names have been redacted.

“The person who shows up for jury duty with this name is clearly the younger one. As a result, the 52-year-old… who sat on the jury for six weeks was never summoned for jury duty on April 11, “a violation of Heard’s due process rights,” the filing Sister said.

Related press sent an email seeking comment on Sunday to representatives for Depp and two of his attorneys.

https://www.billboard.com/music/music-news/amber-heard-johnny-depp-defamation-trial-juror-mistrial-1235112404/ Amber Heard’s attorney says jury served improperly, finds fault – Billboard

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