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Actor Johnny Depp Wins Defamation Case Against EX Wife Amber Heard

Actor Johnny Depp Wins Defamation Case Against EX Wife Amber Heard

 

Johnny Depp won all three defamation claims in his case brought against ex-wife Amber Heard over her 2018 op-ed about coming forward with domestic abuse allegations.

The jury awarded Depp with $15 million in damages but Heard will only have to pay $10.35 million due to Virginia law cap on punitive damages (the judge reduced the amount).

In regards to Heard’s countersuit brought against Depp, he was found to have defamed her on one of three claims. She was awarded $2 million in damages.

After closing arguments from both sides were made on Friday, the jury entered deliberations and then resumed Tuesday morning after the Memorial Day holiday. Then on Wednesday afternoon, after more than 12 total hours of deliberations behind closed doors, the verdict was unanimously reached and read aloud in the Fairfax County, Virginia, courtroom.

Depp, 58, was not present for the reveal, instead watching from the U.K., where he’s been performing rock concerts with Jeff Beck since Sunday night. Heard, 36, showed up in person for the verdict.

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