BREAKING: Johnny Depp-Amber Heard verdict out, Johnny Depp wins the case
The jury of seven people in Fairfax, Virginia reached a decision Wednesday in the defamation case brought by Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard. The seven-person panel began deliberating Friday. Depp sued Heard for $50 million after she wrote an essay for The Washington Post in 2018 that said she was a domestic abuse survivor. Heard has countersued Depp for $100 million.
The Jury agreed that the oped written by Heard was about Johnny Depp. They said that Depp has proven that Heard has acted in a palace way to defame him. Amber Heard will pay Johnny Depp $15 million as renumeration. In one of the cases, Amber Heard was awarded $2 million as renumeration. The thing to note is that the verdict is majorly in favour of Depp.
The seven people jury deliberated for 13 hours before reaching a verdict. The throngs of Depp fans who had been flooding the Northern Virginia courthouse during this trial were nowhere to be found on Wednesday.
A representative for Amber Heard tore into Depp for being out of the country on Wednesday afternoon, saying he took "his snickering and lack of seriousness on tour.” Depp is in the United Kingdom on a previously scheduled work trip, his team said, and won't be in Northern Virginia for the verdict in his civil suit against Heard.
People have closely followed the trial of the two stars and lot have been said on social media about the conduct of both the stars. An overwhelming number of posts appear to support Johnny Depp.