Amber Heard Moves Court Against Defamation Trial Verdict. A month after losing the defamation trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp Amber Heard moved to court again.
Amber Heard's lawyers filed a document on July 1 asking for her guilty verdict to be dropped. She has also alleged that there is no evidence to support Johnny Depp’s claims.
Amber Heard’s lawyer has stated that “Mr. Depp’s team proceeded solely on defamation by implication theory, abandoning any claims that Ms. Heard’s statements were actually false.
Ms. Heard was unaware of the headline of her 2018 article and never even became aware of the headline until Mr. Depp filed the lawsuit against her.”
In 2018 The Washington Post published a statement from Amber Heard claiming she was a victim of domestic abuse for which Johnny sued her in 2022.
While the Aquaman actress Amber did not name anybody in that article, she mentioned that she was a survivor of domestic abuse.
Johnny claimed that statement had ruined his career significantly. Johnny then went on to win the trial, being given $10 million in compensatory damages.
In late June 2022 Amber announced that she was appealing the verdict “You don’t decline to appeal if you know you are right” her spokesperson told The Los Angeles Times.
Amber Heard told Dateline “There’s a binder worth of years of notes dating back to 2011 from the very beginning of my relationship that was taken by my doctor, who I was reporting the abuse to.”
Meanwhile, Court House News has also reported that Johnny Depp’s legal team has dismissed the appeal saying it is “what we expected, just longer, no more substantive.”