Johnny Depp- Amber Heard Case: The televised trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has lastly come to an finish with the jury siding with the Pirates of the Caribbean actor. Within the libel lawsuit in opposition to his ex-wife, Depp has been awarded greater than $10 million and vindicating his allegations that Heard lied about Depp abusing her earlier than and through their transient marriage. The jury additionally awarded $2 million to Amber Heard in view that the actress was defamed by one among Depp’s attorneys, who accused her of making an in depth hoax that included roughing up the couple’s condominium to look worse for police.
Heard was within the courtroom as the decision was learn and was ‘heartbroken’. Nonetheless, Depp, who was not current in the course of the verdict, was thrilled and issued a press release quickly after the decision. He mentioned that the courtroom gave him his life again that was modified ‘within the blink of an eye fixed’ six years in the past.
Johnny Depp’s assertion after the decision:
Six years in the past, my life, the lifetime of my kids, the lives of these closest to me, and likewise, the lives of the individuals who for a lot of, a few years have supported and believed in me had been perpetually modified.
All within the blink of an eye fixed.
False, very severe and legal allegations had been levied at me through the media, which triggered an countless barrage of hateful content material, though no fees had been ever introduced in opposition to me. It had already traveled around the globe twice inside a nanosecond and it had a seismic impression on my life and my profession.
And 6 years later, the jury gave me my life again. I’m actually humbled.
My choice to pursue this case, figuring out very properly the peak of the authorized hurdles that I’d be going through and the inevitable, worldwide spectacle into my life, was solely made after appreciable thought.
From the very starting, the objective of bringing this case was to disclose the reality, whatever the end result. Talking the reality was one thing that I owed to my kids and to all those that have remained steadfast of their help of me. I really feel at peace figuring out I’ve lastly achieved that.
I’m, and have been, overwhelmed by the outpouring of affection and the colossal help and kindness from around the globe. I hope that my quest to have the reality be advised could have helped others, males or girls, who’ve discovered themselves in my state of affairs, and that these supporting them by no means surrender. I additionally hope that the place will now return to harmless till confirmed responsible, each inside the courts and within the media.
I want to acknowledge the noble work of the Choose, the jurors, the courtroom workers and the Sheriffs who’ve sacrificed their very own time to get up to now, and to my diligent and unwavering authorized staff who did a rare job in serving to me to share the reality.
One of the best is but to return and a brand new chapter has lastly begun.
Veritas numquam perit.
Reality by no means perishes.
Amber Heard’s assertion after the decision:
The frustration I really feel immediately is past phrases,” Heard wrote in her assertion. “I am heartbroken that the mountain of proof nonetheless was not sufficient to face as much as the disproportionate energy, affect and sway of my ex husband.
I am much more dissatisfied with what this verdict means for different girls. It’s a setback. It units again the clock to a time when a lady who spoke up and spoke up could possibly be publicly shamed and humiliated. It units again the concept that violence in opposition to girls must be taken critically.
I imagine Johnny’s attorneys succeeded in getting the jury to miss the important thing challenge of Freedom of Speech and ignore proof that was so conclusive that we received within the U.Okay.
I am unhappy I misplaced this case. However I’m sadder nonetheless that I appear to have misplaced a proper I assumed I had as an American — to talk freely and brazenly.
In the meantime, Johnny Depp had sued Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Courtroom over a December 2018 op-ed she wrote in The Washington Submit describing herself as “a public determine representing home abuse.” His attorneys mentioned he was defamed by the article regardless that it by no means talked about his identify.
The jury present in Depp’s favor on all three of his claims referring to particular statements within the 2018 piece.