The jury has reached a verdict. The saga that began when actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for $50 million over a 2018 op-ed that she wrote for The Washington Post is over. In the article, Heard described herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.”
Now she is guilty of defaming her ex-husband.
Depp’s talent manager estimated the actor lost at least $22.5 million after being removed from the sixth “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie following Heard’s article.
The jury awarded Depp $15 million in damages.
Fox News has more on the verdict:
Johnny Depp won his defamation case against Amber Heard in a sweeping victory.
The seven-panel jury found in Depp’s favor on each defamation allegation. Heard wore a stoic expression, as the verdict was read in court.
The jury found that Heard proved some of her claims for defamation and awarded her $2 million in her $100 million countersuit against her ex-husband.
The decision was read in Virginia’s Fairfax County Circuit Court shortly after 3:00 p.m following a six-week trial.
The trial was filled with dramatic moments made for social media. Depp’s team ended his testimony with audio of Heard saying, “…tell them, I, Johnny Depp, a man, am a victim of domestic violence…and see how many people believe or side with you.”