Aquaman actress Amber Heard is to appeal a jury’s decision that she defamed her ex-husband Johnny Depp when she claimed she was a survivor of sexual abuse, her husband announced on Thursday. lawyer.
A seven-person jury in Virginia ruled Wednesday that Heard defamed the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star and awarded him $10.35 million in damages. The jury also determined that Heard had been defamed, awarding her $2 million [L1N2XO1UB].
Elaine Charlson Bredehoft, one of Heard’s lawyers, told NBC’s ‘Today’ program that Depp’s team were ‘able to suppress an enormous amount of evidence’ authorized in a libel case in Britain , which Depp lost.
Depp sued British tabloid The Sun for calling him a “wife beater”. A London High Court judge found Depp abused Heard at least a dozen times, but Heard’s lawyers were not allowed to tell the jury in the Virginia case, Bredehoft said.
“So what did Depp’s team learn from this? Demonize Amber and suppress the evidence,” Bredehoft said.
“She was demonized here,” Bredehoft added. “A number of things were allowed in this court that should not have been allowed, and it confused the jury.”
During the trial, Depp said he never hit or sexually abused Heard and maintained that she became violent during their relationship. Heard said she slapped Depp, but only to defend herself or her sister.
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