After six intense and frenetic weeks, this Wednesday the verdict will be known in the trial between Johnny Depp (58) and Amber Heard (36). The jury will determine which of the two has defamed and damaged the personal and professional image of the other after the accusations are crossed by acts of violence.
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Johnny Depp wins libel suit against Amber Heard. The actress must now pay a total of $15 million dollars in damages to the actor, however, she does not have that amount of money, so she could be left bankrupt. So is her fortune…
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Johnny Depp clears his name and now Amber Heard will have to face the consequences.
As it is a civil and not a criminal case, there is no “guilty” or “innocent” since there is no crime to judge, which means that Amber Heard, who lost the trial, will not have criminal charges, or what is just as he will not spend time in prison.
As for compensatory and punitive damages, the jury determined that the “Aquaman” actress must pay $10 million dollars to Johnny Depp, her ex-husband, in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages: A total of $15 million.
Official: Johnny Depp wins libel trial against Amber Heard
After almost thirteen hours of deliberation (12 hours and 45 minutes), the seven members of the jury finally reached a unanimous agreement to announce their verdict: Johnny Depp wins the defamation trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard.
Amber must pay $15 million dollars to Johnny Depp.
01.06.2022 | 16:28 p.m.
Heard vs. Depp verdict for defamation
Counterclaim readings begin
01.06.2022 | 16:20 p.m.
Depp vs. Heard verdict for libel: yes
The jury supported the actor in the defamation suit against the actress for the article he published in the Washington Post . It is unanimous . Depp had sued for 50 million dollars: it will be 15 million.
01.06.2022 | 16:10 p.m.
THE JURY HAS MET AGAIN. The jury has reconvened for an apparent clerical error. Apparently, the amount of damages awarded has not been filled in on the official form, which already indicates that the jury has agreed with one or both parties.
01.06.2022 | 16:08 p.m.
Five minutes for the reading of the verdicts
Amber Heard is already sitting in court, awaiting the verdicts of the trial with Johnny Depp. The actor was absent for an artistic tour in the United Kingdom.
01.06.2022 | 15:58 p.m.
What is decided with the Depp-Heard verdicts?
Minutes from the reading, what are the definitions that are expected for 16.
01.06.2022 | 15:55 p.m.
The two witnesses who were not at the Depp-Heard trial
For the second stage of the trial, Amber Heard included two bright names on the list of witnesses she proposed: James Franco and Elon Musk.
The actor did not appear but gained prominence for a video that began to circulate. In these images, he is seen as very affectionate with Heard before the divorce of the actress and Johnny Depp.
01.06.2022 | 15:50 p.m.
Amber Heard arrives in court
The actress entered the building about 20 minutes before 4:00 p.m., the estimated time that the verdict of the trial between her and Johnny Depp will be read.
01.06.2022 | 15:40 p.m.
Kate Moss reunited with Johnny Depp while awaiting the verdict
According to the British newspaper Daily Mail, the model Kate Moss was reunited with Johnny Depp in England, while awaiting the verdict of the trial. The model was among the guests who attended the actor’s rock concert with Jeff Beck in London. The former couple would have previously met backstage at the show.
01.06.2022 | 15:35 p.m.
What the experts say about the defense of the actors
While inside the courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, the jury deliberates on the trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, experts already predict a likely outcome of the ruling. According to Alan Solman, a former trial lawyer in that court and consulted by the Law and Crime site, the balance so far tilts towards the Pirates of the Caribbean actor, since his team of lawyers, led by Camille Vasquez and Benjamin Chew, “ He did a great job during the trial.” Meanwhile, those of the Aquaman actress “did not.”
How much money would Johnny Depp and Amber Heard pay if they lose the trial?
If Johnny Depp loses the trial, he will face a compensation of 100,000,000 dollars for the counterclaim of Amber Heard. While the actress will have to pay half, which is 50,000,000 dollars.
01.06.2022 | 15:32 p.m.
The actor will not be present at the culmination of the trial against Amber Heard. The protagonist of “Pirates of the Caribbean” is attending other commitments “contracted before the trial” in the United Kingdom, they were told from his entourage to the American media.
“He plays the guitar while Amber Heard awaits the verdict. Depp’s teasing and lack of seriousness are on tour…”, a close friend of the actress told TMZ.
01.06.2022 | 15:25 p.m.
How the jury analyzes the evidence
- Experts indicate that inside the deliberation room, the jury “takes calmly all the evidence presented throughout the trial.”
- They have to study: documents from both parties, photographs, videos, audio, and all the testimonies.
- The same atmosphere of tension is not experienced as when the final arguments are carried out.
- The deliberation can be extended, although Judge Penney Azcarate set a limit until today at 2:00 p.m., Argentine time, to make a verdict.
- The experts ask the fans for “calm” since in this instance the evidence presented is studied calmly “without the influence” of the defense.
01.06.2022 | 15:23
THE VERDICT WILL BE KNOWN TODAY
At 2:00 pm (Peru time) 3:00 pm ET this Wednesday, June 1, the jury will announce the final verdict in the defamation case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. The actress will be present at the Fairfax Court to hear the decision in the company of her lawyers. The great absentee will be the actor to be in the United Kingdom.
AMBER HEARD’S SISTER AND THE “LADDER INCIDENT”
Whitney Henriquez, sister of Amber Heard, testified that she witnessed Johnny Depp repeatedly punch the actress in the face during an argument in the couple’s penthouse apartment in March 2015.
Henriquez thus corroborated his sister’s version before the Fairfax court (Virginia, USA), in which the defamation lawsuit that Depp filed against Heard is being settled.
According to Henríquez’s story, the actor had a fight with Amber Heard that day, they both shouted at each other and, in addition to beating her ex-partner, she also attacked her.
01.06.2022 | 15:21
Although the case is currently being heard in court, there are no criminal charges that are or could be filed against either person, as this is a civil dispute and not a criminal case, so there is no chance that Depp or Heard go to prison.
01.06.2022 | 15:16
Which celebrities have supported Johnny Depp?
- Vanessa Paradis: “We were partners with Johnny Depp for fourteen years and raised two beautiful children together. He is a generous, caring, kind, and non-violent man. I know the accusations that Amber Heard made publicly. This is nothing like the Johnny I know He was never violent or abusive towards me.”
- Penélope Cruz: “I was always impressed by his kindness, his brilliant mind, his talent, and his sense of humor. I have seen Johnny in different situations and he is always kind to everyone. He is one of the most generous people I know. I recorded ‘ Pirates of the Caribbean’ during my pregnancy, my husband and I will never forget his sweetness, protection, and kindness during that time.”
- Sharon Osbourne: “It takes two to tango. I think they had a vulnerable relationship. They are both bad for each other. She gave as well as received. I have no idea who did what, but I know they both drank and it was a relationship toxic”.
- Sia: “I want to show my public support for Johnny Depp. I listened to those audios and he is the victim of everything”.
- JK Rowling: “Based on our understanding of the circumstances, the filmmakers and I are not only comfortable keeping our actors but happy to have Johnny playing one of our characters. “
- Javier Bardem: ” I support Johnny because I always saw him as a kind and attentive man. An extraordinary artist who listens to everyone who needs his help. Not only do I love Johnny, but I also respect him deeply and I thank him for being that boy free in his art, and the kind and mature man in his daily life”. “I love Johnny because he is a good human being, caught up in the lies and manipulations of toxic people.”
- Kevin McNally: “ I think my destiny is so tied to Johnny’s that I’ll go where he goes if he needs me.”
- Paul Bettany: “I have known Johnny Depp for years and in different relationships. He is the sweetest, kindest, and most gentlemanly man I have ever met.”
- Winona Ryder: I understand that it’s very important that I speak from my experience, even though I wasn’t there at his marriage to Amber. My experience was different. I was very shocked, confused, and upset when I heard the accusations against him. The idea that he is a violent person is the furthest thing from the Johnny I knew. I cannot understand these accusations. He was never violent or abusive towards anyone. I honestly only know him as a kind, loving, generous man and a very protective boy of me and the people he loves. I felt very safe with him.”
01.06.2022 | 14:56
One hour before the reading of the verdicts
The verdicts are expected to be read at 4:00 p.m. (Argentine time), in the Court of Fairfax, Virginia.
To reach that instance, the civil jury of seven members had to reach a unanimous decision. The jury has reached a verdict in the $50 million defamation lawsuit brought by Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard, who testified that Depp physically and sexually abused her on multiple occasions.
The jury also reached a verdict on Heard’s $100 million counterclaims against Depp. She said that she was smeared when a lawyer for the actor called the allegations of abuse against her fabrications.
01.06.2022 | 14:36
The jury reaches a verdict
The jury reaches verdicts in Johnny Depp’s libel case against Amber Heard and his countersuit.
01.06.2022 | 14:15
Bad news for Amber Heard, before the verdict
The petition to remove the actress from “Aquaman 2” reached a shocking record.
Millions of Johnny Depp fans are pleading with filmmakers DC and Warner Bros.
Currently, the virtual claim has more than 4.4 million signatures, about to reach 4.5 million signatures, which would make it one of the most signed in the history of Change.org.
01.06.2022 | 13:35
Possible options for the verdict
Victory without damages: there would be no financial compensation and it could be declared a mistrial.
Appeal: It is a very likely route because the reputation and career of two great movie stars are at stake.
Waiting for the resolution, expectations are growing and there is much speculation.
Neither of them will be declared guilty or innocent since it is not a complaint of abuse, assault, or rape. The judge will rule if it was Johnny Depp or Amber Heard who defamed.
After days of deliberation, today, June 1, the final verdict could be known in the defamation case between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife, Amber Heard. Here are some highlights from the trial over the last six weeks.
The seven members of the jury – five men and two women – began deliberating on Friday, at the end of six weeks of testimony in the court of Fairfax, a small town near Washington. They resumed this Tuesday because Monday was a holiday in the United States.
But in more than nine hours they have not reached a decision and will resume deliberations on Wednesday morning. Johnny Depp has traveled to the United Kingdom to participate, Sunday and Monday, in two concerts by British singer Jeff Beck.
A spokeswoman for Amber Heard did not want to confirm “at this time” if the actress would be present when the verdict is announced.
The jury reaches a verdict
It’s about time… After more than thirteen hours of deliberation, the jury has reached a final verdict, which will be read in Fairfax Court in the next hour: At 3:00 pm ET.
It is a matter of minutes to know the jury’s decision. Amber Heard will be present, but Johnny Depp will not.
Last Friday, May 27, the defense of both parties presented the final arguments and the jury began the deliberations.
The seven people who make up the jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict on Friday and activities were paused for the long weekend for Memorial Day, so they resumed until yesterday, Tuesday, May 31.
After more than nine hours of deliberation, the jury did not reach a verdict, so this Wednesday, June 1, the third day of deliberation is taking place
Johnny Depp asks to remove from the registry an “inappropriate argument” from Amber Heard’s lawyer
While both parties await a verdict, the actor’s legal team seeks to have some statements made by one of the actress’s lawyers removed and not considered by the jury, however, the motion was rejected
What is known about deliberation?
The deliberation process is being carried out with secrecy, so not much is known about it. Yesterday, Judge Penney Azcarate met with the legal team of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, without the celebrities present.
Contrary to what many thought, the meeting was due to doubt of the jury at the time of deliberation and not because there is already a final verdict. The jury wanted to clarify whether the headline should be considered on its own and not in the context of the entire opinion piece. Depp’s legal team replied that yes, the headline of the article written by Amber should be considered on its own.
In the headline, Amber claims to have been a victim of sexual assault. The jury, questioning this, may not believe her testimony, which means a slight bias in favor of Johnny. This has been the only update of the process.
What time is the jury’s verdict?
The jury has finally reached an agreement in the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, at 9:00 p.m. Spanish time, the result of this media trial will be announced.
The jury reaches a verdict in Depp’s trial against Heard
The judge has summoned Johnny Depp and Amber Heard at 3:00 p.m. on the East Coast of the United States where we will finally see the result of the trial and who will have won.
Kate Moss testified on behalf of her ex Johnny Depp
The model and ex of the actor came out in defense of Depp after the harsh accusations of Amber Heard. The model denied the rumors that Johnny Depp pushed her down the stairs: “No. He never pushed me, kicked me, or threw me down the stairs.”
They create a petition on change.org so that Amber Heard is not in Aquaman 2
The petition so that Amber Heard does not appear in the second part of Aquaman has received more than 4.5 million signatures on change.org, thus being the largest petition published on said portal. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, will be released in March 2023, will Heard finally come out?
Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial: What form does the jury have to fill out when sentencing
Currently, the seven members of the jury are deliberating. To do this, the jury must fill out a 42-question questionnaire that will lead them to make a unanimous decision. The document was released by the Fairfax court and shows 24 questions for Depp’s claims and 18 for Heard’s counterclaim. This verdict form is used to formalize the jury’s decision on the case.
The possible scenarios for the final verdict of the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Johnny Depp demands 50 million dollars from Amber Heard as compensation for damages. If the jury decides to dismiss Johnny Depp’s civil lawsuit, the actor would lose the case and not receive the money he seeks, while Amber Heard would not be required to pay her legal fees, which are another considerable sum.
Could the verdict be known today?
From April 11 to May 27, the ex-couple has seen each other week after week in the courts of Fairfax, Virginia, where the jury has heard both sides of the story and is now preparing to give a final verdict.
Due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the jury resumed deliberation yesterday, Tuesday, May 31. Reaching a final decision could take hours, even days, so it is not known exactly when the verdict will be announced, although it is expected to be today, Wednesday, June 1, after three days of deliberation.
Why are Johnny Depp and Amber Heard on trial?
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are facing off in a libel lawsuit.
Johnny sued Amber for $50 million after she published an article in the Washington Post claiming she was a victim of domestic violence, though she never mentioned Depp’s name as such.
Depp’s defense affirms that his name is implied since they had just separated and Heard filed a restraining order against Depp, which was made public by TMZ, a medium that Amber allegedly contacted to give them the exclusive and show his supposed bruises.
Good morning, welcome to life with the latest news about the defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. In this thread, you can follow the minute by minute of the final verdict. The jury began the third day of deliberation at 9:00 am ET. The final verdict is expected to be known today, Wednesday, June 1