Amber Heard applied to the court to withdraw the decision with a 43-page motion prepared by her lawyers.
The defamation and defamation lawsuit between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has concluded, but the conflict between the two continues unabated. Johnny Depp won the case, which lasted several weeks. The jurors, who heard both the former couple and the witnesses, concluded that Johnny Depp was right in his allegations, and that the Washington Post article by Amber Heard was intended to defame Depp.
Amber Heard and her lawyers objected to this decision of the court and applied for the retraction of the decision with a 43-page motion. According to the news in the New York Post, it was stated in this document that the evidence presented by Depp in court was not sufficient to end the case.
The basis of Johnny Depp’s claim was an article written by Heard in the Washington Post in 2018. Although Depp is not mentioned in this article, Amber Heard described being a victim of domestic violence, after which Johnny Depp lost his role in the Fantastic Beasts series. In the document submitted by Heard to appeal the decision, it was emphasized that the evidence presented to decide whether this article was defamatory for Depp was insufficient and the amount of compensation was too high.
As a result of the court, the jury decided that Heard should pay Depp $15 million in damages, but also stated that Heard had some justification in one of his accusations and decided that Depp should also pay Heard $2 million in damages. As a result, the amount of compensation Heard would pay was determined as 10.3 million dollars. Heard’s lawyers stated that the compensation decided to be paid to Depp by the player was too much and Heard did not have enough money to pay this compensation.
Another remarkable claim is that there is an inconsistency in the identity information of one of the jury members. It was pointed out that in the document submitted for the appeal, jury member number 15 was born in 1945, according to the court, but appeared in the documents released to the public as born in 1970. Heard’s lawyers also question the credibility of the jury and the court in the face of this inconsistency.
Johnny Depp’s lawyer, Ben Chew, said in a statement that they expected such an objection from the other side. The court will now examine the text of the appeal submitted by Heard. As a result of the investigation, we need to wait a little longer for the answers to questions such as will there be a new trial, will Depp’s justification be reduced by the jury…