Latest Johnny Depp Verdict: Actor Shares Video Message With Fans As Amber Heard’s Appeal Deadline Approaches
Depp verdict: Actor wins libel case as Heard grants counterclaim
Johnny Depp emerged victorious in his defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard after three days of jury deliberations, which also earned Heard a partial victory in his countersuit.
Depp sued Heard for $50 million for suggesting he abused her in 2018Washington Post editorial. Although she did not name him, he says her allegations have impacted his ability to work. She sued for a $100 million counterclaim.
The jury determined that Heard defamed Depp on all three counts and awarded him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages.
The “humiliated” actor thanked the jury for giving him back his life. He is currently playing gigs on a UK tour with Jeff Beck, where the actor told fans he was “still in shock”. The Pirates of the Caribbean The star also appeared to launch a TikTok account following her win.
In a statement, Heard expressed her “disappointment beyond words” and said she was heartbroken, saying the verdict was a “setback” for women. She has decided to appeal the verdict and is “unable to pay” the damages. Celebrities who have spoken out in his defense have been bombarded with negative comments by Depp fans.
Camille Vasquez promoted to partner after the success of her trial
Camille Vasquez was elevated to a partner at her law firm Brown Rudnick following her key role as a member of Johnny Depp’s legal team during the defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard.
Ms. Vasquez has become one of several unexpected celebrities at trial through his rigorous cross-examination of witnesses and his frequent objections to defense counsel’s questions.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 7, 2022 5:45 p.m.
Depp posts thank you message to fans
Johnny Depp has released a video message to fans pledging to “move on”, after winning the high-profile libel case against ex-wife Amber Heard.
Less than a week after the jury ruled in favor of the pirate actor, Depp posted a video compilation of footage from his recent gigs.
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Lawyer heard ‘tremendous amount of evidence was suppressed’ during trial
A lawyer representing Amber Heard in his defamation suit against Johnny Depp spoke out after the verdict to say “an enormous amount of evidence was suppressed” during the weeks-long trial.
Lawyer Elaine Bredehoft appeared on Today’s show Thursday morning, a few hours after a jury finds Ms Heard defamed Mr Depp on the three counts in his lawsuit against her regarding a 2018 op-ed she wrote in the Washington Post to be a victim of domestic violence.
The jury also ruled in favor of one of Ms Heard’s three countersuit demands, determining that Mr Depp’s attorney had called her abuse allegations against her estranged husband a hoax.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 7, 2022 5:30 p.m.
Heard “unable to pay” the millions in damages
Amber Heardlawyer says her client won’t be able to pay the millions in damages she owes to Johnny Depp after a jury determined she defamed her estranged husband during the weeks-long trial.
Speaking a day after the verdict was delivered, attorney Elaine Bredehoft told Savannah Guthri during her appearance on NBCit is Today’s show that his client is “absolutely unable” to pay the $8.35 million in damages that the Pirates of the Caribbean the actor won after a jury deliberated for three days after the closely watched and widely panned trial.
Johanna Chisholm reports:
Olivier O’ConnellJune 7, 2022 5:00 p.m.
How much do Depp and Amber Heard owe each other?
Depp prevailed in his $50m (£40m) defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard on domestic abuse charges last week.
A seven-person civil jury in Virginia found that Ms Heard defamed the Pirates of the Caribbean and fantastic beasts star when she implied he abused her in a 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post.
The jury also upheld one of Ms Heard’s three claims in a $100million countersuit against Mr Depp and his lawyer, who called her initial 2016 allegations an ‘ambush’ and ‘hoax’. .
Neither side got the full amount they wanted.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 7, 2022 4:30 p.m.
Depp lawyer promoted to partner
Camille Vasquez was elevated to a partner at her firm Brown Rudnick following her key role as a member of Johnny Depp’s legal team during the defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard.
Ms. Vasquez became an unexpected celebrity during the trial due to her difficult cross-examination of witnesses and her frequent objections to questions from defense counsel.
“We are delighted to welcome Camille to our partnership,” said William Baldiga, President and CEO of Brown Rudnick. “Historically, we have reserved this announcement for the end of our fiscal year. But Camille’s performance at Johnny Depp’s trial proved to the world that she’s ready to take that next step now. We are incredibly proud of her and look forward to what she will accomplish as a new partner.
Ms. Vasquez said, “I am thrilled that Brown Rudnick has given me their full vote of confidence in having me join the partnership. I am proud of the uniquely talented team I had the privilege of leading, which exemplified teamwork and collaboration, and I look forward to continuing to represent Brown Rudnick’s culture of excellence.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 7, 2022 4:12 p.m.
Heard’s sister breaks her silence after the verdict
Heard’s sister, Whitney Henriquez, took to Instagram on Sunday to say she was “proud” of the Aquaman actor despite last week’s verdict.
“Yesterday, today and tomorrow, I will always be proud of you for standing up for yourself, for testifying both here in Virginia and in the UK, and for being the voice of so many who cannot speak about the things that happen behind closed doors,” Henriquez, who testified at the trial, wrote.
“We knew this was going to be a tough battle and the cards were against us. But you got up and spoke anyway.
The Independents Annabel Nugent reports:
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Heard’s Appeal Options: Proof Issues
Speaking to Clemence Michallon about appeal options, Law & Crime Network host and attorney Jesse Weber pointed to statements made by Heard attorney Elaine Bredehoft in post-trial interviews seeking to outline the possible strategies for Ms. Heard’s legal team.
“The arguments on appeal focus on what Heard considers to be incorrect legal rulings by the judge. That’s why it’s so important to make objections and motions during the trial to preserve those issues on appeal,” he said.
“Based on Elaine Bredehoft’s comments after the verdict, it appears they will focus on evidence that was ‘suppressed’ at trial, such as medical records, and possibly prejudicial evidence from [Mr Depp] was allowed to be presented. It also seems [Ms Heard’s team] challenged the fact that the British decision, in which a judge found several cases of abuse by [Mr Depp]could not be presented to the jury.
Mr. Depp continued The sunin 2018 under a title that called him a “wife beater”. A judge ruled against him in the UK case in 2020.
Lawyers for Ms Heard “could also argue that there were issues with the jury/jury instruction form,” Mr Weber added.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 7, 2022 3:30 p.m.
Celebrities overwhelmed by Johnny Depp fans after showing support for Amber Heard
Among those targeted online are actors Mia Farrow and Edward Norton.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 7, 2022 3:15 p.m.
Depp and Jeff Beck spend $60,000 on Indian dinner
Depp and Jeff Beck racked up a huge bill at an Indian restaurant in Birmingham after the actor won a libel suit.
On Sunday June 5, the couple closed the Varanasi restaurant to the public as they were reportedly joined by 20 other friends to share a meal.
According TMZthe restaurant’s operations manager, Mohammed Hussain, said Depp’s final bill was around £50,000 ($60,000) in total.
In an Instagram post, the restaurant shared some photos, along with a caption that read, “The most talked about person on the planet right now joined us for dinner last night!”
The Independents Inga Parkel reports:
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