Her lawyer says Amber Heard cannot pay the £8.2m in damages she owes ex-husband Johhny Depp
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Her lawyer said Amber Heard was unable to pay the £8.2m in damages she owed her ex-husband Johhny Depp.
Elaine Bredehoft is speaking for the first time since the jury returned their verdict, awarding the 58-year-old actor $10 million (£8 million) and $5 million (£4 million) damages. ) punitive damages on Wednesday.
Amber, 36, will only have to pay $10.35 million due to Virginia law limiting punitive damages.
But the lawyer, who represented the actress in court, said Amber would “absolutely not” pay the amount.
Bredehoft went on to say that she felt the cameras in the courtroom made it a “zoo” and that the case resembled the “Colosseum”.
She said: “I went against the camera in the courtroom and I recorded it, and argued against it because of the sensitive nature of this. [case]. But it turned it into a zoo. “
Amber’s lawyer also spoke about the reaction on social media and insisted “there is no way that jurors could not be influenced by it”.
She said, “How can you not? They go home every night, they have families, families on social media. We had 10 days off because of the judicial conference. No way they could. could not have been affected by it.”
“And it’s horrible – it’s really, really skewed. It’s like the Colosseum, the way they see this whole case.”
Mirror Online has reached out to Johnny’s representatives for comment.
Johnny sued the Aquaman star for $50 million because her Washington Post advert was titled:! I spoke out against sexual violence – and faced the outrage of our culture. That must change. “
The article did not mention him by name, but his lawyers said it falsely implied that he physically and sexually abused Amber while they were together.
After six weeks of evidence and about 13 hours of deliberation, jurors ruled in the actor’s favor on Wednesday.
Amber has been awarded $2m (£1.6m) in punitive damages after she asked to contest Mr Depp over comments by his lawyer Adam Waldman, who allegedly considered the allegations Alleged abuse of her was a “hoax”, which was also charged with defamation.
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 a statement shared on social media.
“I am heartbroken that the mountain of evidence is still not enough to prove the strength, influence and sway of my ex-husband.
“I’m even more disappointed with what this ruling means for other women.”
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Amber says 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 Johnny’s lawyers were successful in getting the jurors to “ignore” free speech.
“I’m sad that I lost this case. But I’m sadder than it seems that I’ve lost the right that I thought I had as an American – to speak freely and openly,” she said.
Mr Depp has repeatedly denied allegations of “odd, odd” abuse and said he “speaks out for what I have been grudgingly carrying for six years” in his own evidence. .
He thanked the juries after his win for “give me back my life”.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/amber-heards-lawyer-says-actress-27133436 Amber Heard's lawyer says actress 'absolutely cannot' pay Johnny Depp £8.2m following ruling