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Jurors Finished All Testimonies from Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Trial

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Johnny Depp is suing his ex-wife Amber Heard for $50 million in Fairfax County Court, Virginia. In response, Heard immediately sued him for $100 million.

In December 2018, The Washington Post published Amber Heard’s op-ed in which she refers to herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” Even though Depp was never mentioned there, it caused him to sue Heard for defamation.

Shortly after starting the divorce process, the actress first publicly accused Depp of domestic abuse in May 2016. Depp’s lawyers denied the charges explaining Heard’s claims as an attempt “to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.”

In August 2016, the couple reached a joint post-divorce settlement, in which Heard received $7 million that she was going to donate to the ACLU and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Around $500,000 is believed to be provided by Elon Musk, who Heard dated after the divorce from Johnny Depp. Later, the ACLU informed that Heard had donated less than half of the total pledge.

In 2018, the British tabloid The Sun called the actor a “wife beater” in one of its articles, and Depp took The Sun’s editor and publisher to court. When the lawsuit started in London in 2020, Heard presented 14 assaults committed by Depp, but the Pirates of the Caribbean star denied all of them. As a result, Heard won the case, and her ex-husband was asked to resign from the next Fantastic Beasts movie.

The juries have finished hearing all the evidence from Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s defamation case and begun deliberations.

You can watch the recent court hearing here.

Article by Yevheniia Savchenko

Yevheniia Savchenko is a Legal Writer at Lawrina. Yevheniia browses through the most interesting and relevant news in the legal and legaltech world and collects them on Lawrina’s blog. Also, Yevheniia composes various how-to guides on legaltech, plus writes product articles and release notes for Loio, AI-powered contract review and drafting software.

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