The defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is coming to an end. After beginning on April 11 in the court of Fairfax (Virginia, United States), six weeks of statements, viewing of evidence and closing arguments followed one another. Then, last Friday, the jury began to deliberate and has already reached a verdict.
As reported by the New York Post, the seven members of the popular jury have reached a verdict this Wednesday after three days of deliberations, and it is expected to be read at 3:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. in Spain ).
The Pirates of the Caribbean star accuses his ex-wife of defamation for an article she published in The Washington Post in 2018 after their divorce in which she referred to herself as someone experienced in what “domestic abuse represents.”
The actor asks the artist for 50 million dollars in damages, while Heard, for his part, responds with a counterclaim in which he alleges that the actor has promoted a defamation campaign against him and claims 100 million.
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AMBER HEARD IS ALREADY IN COURT. Amber Heard has already arrived at the Court where the verdict will be read, wearing a black dress.
JOHNNY DEPP WILL BE ABSENT FROM THE READING OF THE VERDICT. Unlike Amber Heard, Johnny Depp will be absent from the verdict reading, according to Sky News. The actress’s lawyers have criticized this decision: “It reflects where her priorities are.”
AMBER HEARD WILL BE PRESENT AT THE READING OF THE VERDICT. Amber Heard will be present at the verdict reading, according to a statement sent by the actress’s lawyers, according to Sky News.
REPERCUSSIONS: A TIKTOK GETS THE FACE OF JOHNNY DEPP’S LAWYER TATTOOED. Pending the resolution of Johnny Depp’s media trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, many TikTok users have decided on their verdict weeks ago, supporting the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor. The Canadian Jazzmyn Wolfe has surprised by getting a tattoo of the trial. Specifically, from Camille Vasquez, Depp’s lawyer.
JOHNNY DEPP, PARTYING WITH KATE MOSS. After testifying in favor of the actor, Kate Moss was seen with him at guitarist Jeff Beck’s concert in London, something that has caused a great deal of dust on social networks.
AMBER HEARD, ON AN ESTATE IN CALIFORNIA WAITING FOR THE VERDICT. Pending the ruling, Amber Heard is enjoying time with her daughter, Oonagh Paige, 1-year-old, in the large 24,000 square meter estate that she bought in 2019 for 536,000 euros and to which she moved during her process legally.
NEITHER INNOCENT NOR GUILTY, THAT WILL BE THE VERDICT. The ruling is not reduced to innocent or guilty, since it is not a criminal trial. A crime of abuse or domestic violence is not judged, but a case of defamation. If they consider that one or the other has defamed their ex-partner, the members of the jury must fill in the gaps corresponding to compensation, which includes: compensatory and punitive damages, compensation, and punishment.
GOOD AFTERNOON, WE BEGIN THE LIFE ON THE VERDICT OF THE TRIAL OF JOHNNY DEPP AND AMBER HEARD. After the start of the trial on April 11 in the court of Fairfax (Virginia, United States), there have been six weeks of statements, viewing of evidence, and closing arguments. Then, last Friday, the jury began to deliberate and has already reached a verdict.