After a six-week libel trial, the Fairfax County Circuit Court jury in Virginia announced their verdict before the world. On Wednesday, the seven-member jury found that Amber Heard defamed her ex-husband Johnny Depp.
After the court sided with Depp in the $50 million defamation case over a December 2018 op-ed in which Amber revealed she was a victim of domestic violence, the “Aquaman” actress left “heartbroken”.
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Shortly after the jury closed the case, Heard said in a statement that she was disappointed “beyond words”
“The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I am heartbroken that the mountain of evidence was still not enough to withstand the disproportionate power, influence and grip of my ex-husband”,
Moreover, she added, “I am even more disappointed in what this verdict means for other women. It is a setback… It pushes back the idea that violence against women women should be taken seriously”.
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The court awarded Dep, 58, $15 million in damages after finding that a 2018 article written by Heard about his experience of “sexual violence” was defamatory of Depp.
For the uninitiated, the couple made a series of chilling revelations about their past lives in the two-month affair that shocked the world.
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