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The Decision on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Was Announced: The Jury Decides in Depp’s Favor, Awarding Him $15 Million!

On Wednesday, a jury awarded Johnny Depp $15 million in damages in his defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard. In his defamation claim, Depp was granted $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive penalties. Heard was also given $2 million in compensatory damages by the jury. On Friday, a jury in Fairfax, Virginia, started deliberations.

After writing an op-ed for The Washington Post in 2018, Depp sued Heard for $50 million, claiming she was a “public figure symbolizing domestic violence.” Depp was countersued for $100 million by Heard.

Heard Intends to File an Appeal.

Sources Close to Amber Heard Revealed to NBC News that She Intends to Appeal the Judgment Handed Down on Wednesday.

Amber Heard departs the Fairfax County Courthouse, in Fairfax, at the close of another day in her civil trial with Johnny Depp, Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Depp brought a defamation lawsuit against his former wife, actress Amber Heard, after she wrote an op-e

There Was No Other Information About the Appeal Supplied. Depp’s Post-Verdict Career Is Discussed by Public Relations Professionals.
Depp Stated in A Statement Released Less than An Hour After Winning His Defamation Lawsuit Against Heard on Wednesday that The “jury Gave Me My Life Back.”

Will the Jury’s Judgment, However, Help Him Reclaim His Hollywood Career? that Remains to Be Seen, According to Several Public Relations Professionals. Three Public Relations and Crisis Communications Specialists Told NBC News on Wednesday that They Were Optimistic that Depp Might Resurrect His Big-Screen Acting Career.

Two Other Experts Were More Skeptical, Pointing out That Depp’s Reputation in The Entertainment Industry Had Already Been Tarnished Before the Trial Began, and That Regardless of The Jury’s Decision, a Large Portion of The Moviegoing Public Will Continue to Believe that Depp Subjected Heard to Years of Physical Abuse.

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After the Verdict, Depp’s Profession.

Howard Breuer, the Ceo of Los Angeles-based Newsroom Public Relations, Believes that Many in The Business Will Be Cautious About Dealing with Depp Again.

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“I’m Sure Certain Hollywood Groups Will Be Wary as Long as They Know There Are Individuals out There Who Believe Amber Heard Is Speaking the Truth,” Breuer added. “they’re Going to Take It Slow.” Depp’s Reward Is Reduced by The Judge.

Judge Penney Azcarate of The Fairfax County Circuit Court Decreased the Punitive Damages Granted to Depp by The Jury to $350,000, the State’s Statutory Limitation, or Legal Limit, Bringing His Total Damages to $10.4 Million. ‘the Jury Handed Me My Life Back,’ Says Johnny Depp.

Depp Announced His Win in His Slander Case Against Heard in A Statement:

“my Life, the Lives of My Children, the Lives of Those Closest to Me, and The Lives of Those Who Have Supported and Believed in Me for Many, Many Years Were Irrevocably Altered Six Years Ago.

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Everything Happened in The Blink of An Eye. False, Severe, and Criminal Claims Were Made About Me in The Media, Resulting in A Never-Ending Bombardment of Nasty Material, Despite the Fact that No Charges Were Ever Filed Against Me. It Had Already Flown Twice Around the Globe in A Millisecond and Had a Profound Influence on My Life and Career.

Six Years Later, the Jury Returned My Life to Me. I’m Genuinely Awestruck. My Choice to Pursue This Lawsuit, Knowing Well Well the Magnitude of The Legal Challenges I Would Face and The Inevitable, Global Attention It Would Bring to My Life, Was Decided only After Much Deliberation.

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Their Tireless Efforts in Assisting Me in Sharing the Truth.

The Purpose of Pursuing This Lawsuit from The Start Was to Uncover the Truth, Regardless of The Result.

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I Owed It to My Children and All Those Who Have Stayed Strong in Their Support for Me, to Tell the Truth. I’m relieved that I’ve Finally Completed that Task.

I Am and Have Been Amazed by The Outpouring of Love, Support, and Generosity from All Corners of The Globe. I hope that My Search for The Truth Has Aided Others, Both Men, and Women, Who Have Found Themselves in Similar Situations, and That Those Who Support Them Never Give Up. I Also Hope That, Both in The Courts and In the Media, the Stance Will Henceforth Be “innocent until Proved Guilty.”

I’d Want to Thank the Judge, the Jurors, the Court Staff, and The Sheriffs for Their Selfless Efforts in Getting Us to This Point, as well as My Tenacious and Unshakable Legal Team for Their Tireless Efforts in Assisting Me in Sharing the Truth.

The Best Is Yet To Come, and A Whole New Chapter Has Started.

Depp’s Triumph Has Been Widely Celebrated on Social Media, but Other People Are Concerned. After the Judgement Was Given on Wednesday Afternoon,

Closing Arguments Begin In Depp v. Heard Trial

Many on Social Media Who Had Been Following the Depp-Heard Case Attentively Were Ecstatic, Calling the Result the “greatest Possible Ending” on Forums Like Reddit.

“at the moment, I’m Overcome with Feelings!” He Was the One Who Did It! I’m Really Happy for Him! It’s Been a Privilege to Battle for Truth and Justice for The Last Six Years. on Twitter, Someone Said, “finally, He Has Gotten Justice!!” Some on Reddit Praised the Fact that Justice Is “alive and Thriving.”

The Party Continued on Tik Tok, with One User Recording a Video of Herself Sobbing with Joy with The Caption, “he Genuinely Won.” the Triumph Was Also Welcomed in The Comments Area, with Several Users Commenting “I’m Very Thrilled” and “justice Was Served.” the Video Garnered Approximately 25,000 Views Within Just 15 Minutes.

The Jury’s Decision in Depp’s Favor.

However, Not Everyone on Social Media Was Pleased with The Verdict, with Some Expressing Worry About the Implications for Future Domestic Abuse Survivors.

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One User Said, “this Case Established a Horrific Precedent for How Victims of Abuse Would Be Handled by The Court of Public Opinion in The Future.”

‘i’m Crushed,’ Amber Heard Says of The Judgment. In Response to The Jury’s Decision in Depp’s Favor, Heard Issued the Following Statement on Wednesday Afternoon: “i Can’t Express how Disappointed I Am Today. I’m Devastated that The Weight of Evidence Was Insufficient to Overcome My Ex-Enormous Husband’s Power, Influence, and Persuasion.

Read More: Amber Heard Looks Gorgeous Even Without Makeup!

Amber Heard Has Been Awarded $2 Million by The Jury.

I’m Even More Dissatisfied with The Implications of This Decision for Other Women.

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It’s a Stumbling Block. It Turns the Clock Back to A Period when A Woman Who Stood up And Spoke out Might Be Publically Humiliated and Disgraced.

It Undermines the Notion that Women’s Violence Should Be Regarded Seriously. I Believe Johnny’s Lawyers Were Successful in Persuading the Jury to Overlook the Crucial Issue of Freedom of Speech and To Disregard Evidence that Was so Conclusive that We Were Successful in The Uk.

I’m Disappointed that I Didn’t Win This Case. but I’m Even More Disappointed that I Seem to Have Lost a Privilege that I Believed I Had as An American: The Liberty to Speak Freely and Honestly.” Amber Heard Has Been Awarded $2 Million by The Jury. Heard Was Also Given $2 Million in Compensatory Damages by The Seven-Person Jury, but No Punitive Damages.

Johnny Depp Is Awarded $15 Million by A Jury.

In his defamation action against Heard, a jury awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive penalties.

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Depp defeats ex-wife Heard in a slander claim. On Wednesday afternoon, a jury in Northern Virginia found in favor of Johnny Depp, ruling that his former wife Amber Heard defamed him by falsely accusing him of domestic abuse.

Depp is suing for $50 million in damages after Heard claimed she had become a “public figure symbolizing domestic violence” in a 2018 opinion-editorial column in The Washington Post. Despite the fact that the essay did not reference Depp by name, his lawyers claim it alluded to claims she made against him during their 2016 divorce.

The decision was postponed since the verdict form did not specify damages. On Wednesday, Judge Penney Azcarate sent jurors back to the deliberation chamber, postponing the verdict reading, which had been planned for 3 p.m. It’s unclear if jurors neglected to fill out all of their papers or whether the panel still has to decide on damages for one side or the other.

The Jury Took 13 Hours to Deliberate.

For Around 13 Hours, the Seven-Person Panel Discussed. They Started on Friday Afternoon, Discussed All Day Tuesday, and Made Their Decision at About 1:30 P.M. Et on Wednesday.

amber heard and johnny depp in the court
Fans Have Dissipated as A Result of Depp’s Absence. The Crowds of Depp Enthusiasts Who Had Flocked to The Northern Virginia Courtroom Throughout the Trial Vanished on Wednesday. Depp’s Admirers Had Been Lined up At 1 A.M. Every Day for Tickets to The Trial or To Cheer Him on When He Arrived.

Fans Who Had Lined the Street and Yelled as Depp’s Suv Came and Went Each Day Seemed to Have Remained Home when News Circulated Over the Weekend that He Had Gone to The United Kingdom. On Wednesday Afternoon, Depp’s Team Stated the Actor Will Be Keeping up With Court Proceedings in The United Kingdom.

Depp Is Chastised by Heard’s Team for Missing the Verdict.

On Wednesday Afternoon, a Spokeswoman for Heard Ripped Against Depp for Being out Of the Country, Claiming He Took “his Snickering and Lack of Seriousness on Tour.

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” Depp Will Not Be in Northern Virginia when The Decision in His Civil Action Against Heard Is Revealed at 3 P.M. Edt Because He Is in The United Kingdom on A Previously Arranged Business Trip, According to His Staff.

According to A Statement from Heard’s Team, “your Presence Demonstrates Where Your Priorities Are.” “while Amber Heard Waits for A Judgment in Virginia, Johnny Depp Plays Guitar in The United Kingdom.” Depp Is Going on Tour with His Snickering and Lack of Seriousness.”

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Depp Will Be Absent from The Event.

Depp, Who Sued His Ex-Wife for Defamation, Will Not Be in Court when The Judgement Is Announced on Wednesday Afternoon.

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According to Sources Close to The Actor, He Has a Previously Established Work Engagement and Will Be Unable to Be in The Fairfax, Virginia, Courtroom when Jurors Deliver Their Judgment at 3 P.M. Edt.

Instead, He’ll Keep an Eye on Court Proceedings from The United Kingdom, Where He Was Seen Over the Weekend. The Actor Made a Surprise Musical Performance at A Concert for Guitarist Jeff Beck’s European Tour on Sunday Night in Sheffield City Hall, Roughly 40 Miles Southeast of Manchester.

Depp Can Be Seen Playing the Guitar and Singing a Cover of John Lennon’s Classic “isolation” in A Video Published on Social Media, Which He and Beck Released as Their Debut Song Together in April 2020.

Marissa Figgs
I write picture books, for middle grade, and young adults, some of which have won prizes, been filmed, or become bestsellers. I've ghostwritten for Pixar and developed teen work for Alloy Entertainment. I think heartfelt writing is the finest. It doesn't have to be personal, but it must be visceral. You want them riveted from the first word, page, or sentence, no matter how painful or unpleasant, and that's my expertise.
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