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Johnny Depp wins defamation case in opposition to ex-wife Amber Heard



star Johnny Depp received a high-profile defamation case on Wednesday between him and his ex-wife, Amber Heard after months of trials. The jury started deliberating on this matter final Friday. For the unversed, Depp had sued Heard for USD 50 million after she wrote an op-ed for ‘The Washington Publish’ in 2018 wherein she referred to as herself a “public determine representing home abuse.”

Heard countersued Depp for USD 100 million wherein mentioned she claimed that she has endured home violence throughout their 15-month marriage. The jury has awarded Johnny Depp USD 15 million in damages. Amber Heard has additionally received a part of her libel case in opposition to Johnny Depp over articles in a privately owned newspaper, wherein Johnny Depp’s former lawyer described her claims of home abuse as a hoax. The jury has awarded Amber Heard USD 2 million in damages.

Quickly after this verdict got here out, Johnny Depp formally launched a press release on his Instagram account that learn, “Six years in the past, my life, the lifetime of my youngsters, 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 endlessly modified. All within the blink of a watch.

“False, very critical and prison allegations had been levied at me through the media, which triggered an countless barrage of hateful content material, though no costs had been ever introduced in opposition to me. It had already travelled 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 really humbled,” Depp wrote.

“My determination to pursue this case, realizing very nicely the peak of the authorized hurdles that I might be dealing with and the inevitable worldwide spectacle into my life was solely made after appreciable thought. From the very starting, the aim of bringing this case was to disclose the reality, whatever the end result. Talking the reality was one thing that I owed to my youngsters and to all those that have remained steadfast of their help of me. I really feel at peace realizing I’ve lastly achieved that,” Depp mentioned.

Depp talked about, “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 informed may have helped others, males or ladies, 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 throughout the courts and within the media. I want to acknowledge the noble work of the Decide, the jurors, the courtroom employees and the Sheriffs who’ve sacrificed their very own time to get up to now, and to my diligent and unwavering authorized group who did a unprecedented job in serving to me to share the reality.”

Depp mentioned that the most effective is but to come back and a brand new chapter has lastly begun. “Veritas numquam perit. Fact by no means perishes,” he mentioned.

Alternatively, Heard expressed disappointment over the decision. She penned out a observe on Twitter which learn, “The frustration I really feel at this time is past phrases. 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 disillusioned with what this verdict means for different ladies. It’s a setback. It units again the clock to a time when a lady who spoke up and spoke out might be publicly shamed and humiliated. It units again the concept that violence in opposition to ladies is to be taken significantly.”

“I consider 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 . I am unhappy I misplaced this case. However I’m sadder nonetheless that I appear to have misplaced a proper I believed I had as an American — to talk freely and brazenly,” she mentioned.

After a number of years of relationship, Depp and Heard married in a really non-public ceremony of their residence in Los Angeles in 2015. On Might 23, 2016, Heard filed for divorce from Depp and obtained a short lived restraining order in opposition to the Oscar-nominated actor. She alleged that Depp had bodily abused her throughout their relationship, and mentioned it was normally whereas beneath the affect of medication or alcohol.




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