Johnny Depp has won a sensational legal battle against his ex-wife Amber Heard after a jury ruled in the actor’s favor after six weeks of grueling testimony in Virginia
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Piers Morgan described Johnny Depp’s win over Amber Heard as a “completely righteous victory” that “vindicated” the Hollywood actor.
Depp, 58, has won a sensational legal battle against his ex-wife after a jury ruled in the actor’s favor after six weeks of testimony from Depp, Heard, friends of the actor. couples, expert witnesses and even supermodel Kate Moss – a former partner of Depp.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star sued Heard, 36, for defamation over a 2018 Washington Post article she wrote about the alleged domestic violence she endured, though she did not name it. ex-husband.
Depp has demanded $50m (£38m) saying her accusations of domestic abuse ended his career and ruined his reputation.
He was awarded $10 million (£8m) in punitive damages and $5m (£4m) in punitive damages.
Morgan was on his TalkTV show – Piers Morgan: Uncensored – when the jury verdict was delivered by the judge in Virginia.
He said: “A well-deserved victory for Johnny Depp in the smear case against his ex-wife Amber Heard.
“A disaster for Amber Heard as Johnny Depp not only won all charges in this case and proved that the defamation was committed by his ex-wife, but was also awarded a total of $15 million in damages, of which have $5 million in punitive damages.
“So this is a write-off for Amber Heard. It’s a complete vindication for Johnny Depp.”
The actor was not present in court as he is currently in the UK and was discovered in a Newcastle pub just minutes before the verdict was read out.
Heard has filed a lawsuit against her ex-husband, seeking nearly $100m (£78m) in damages after claiming his legal team falsely accused her of fabricating charges against the Pirates of the Caribbean actor.
She was awarded $2 million (£1.6 million) in damages after proving one of her counterclaims before a jury.
At the time of sentencing, Morgan was interviewing prominent attorney Lisa Bloom, who is known to have advised Harvey Weinstein amid his sexual abuse allegations.
He added that Bloom “didn’t expect this” and that she “didn’t think it was the right outcome” before asking for her opinion.
She said: “I always have to respect the jury’s verdict, they’ve been in that courtroom week in, week out hearing every detail of the evidence. I don’t.
“We certainly don’t want to make false statements about people but my heart is truly out with Amber Heard.
“I think there have been some cases where she seems to be the victim. She’s in the courtroom having to take it.
“I have many clients that I represent who are threatened with smears if they speak out publicly so they are afraid to tell their story publicly and I just think it’s a very sad day.”
After the ruling, the Aquaman actress said she felt “heartbroken” by the ruling, adding that she was “even more saddened” that she had “lost the right” to “speak freely and openly”.
She added: “It resets the idea that violence against women must be taken seriously.”
Depp, who has denied that Heard ever physically or sexually assaulted, said in a statement read by his spokesman that “the jury has given me my life back. I am humbled indeed. “
He concluded: “The best is yet to come and a new chapter has finally begun. Veritas numquam perit. The truth is never lost.”
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