Johnny Depp was awarded $10 million in punitive damages and $5 million in punitive damages. In total, Johnny depp received $15 million from Amber Heard. However, because Virginia law limits the fine to $350,000, the actual amount Johnny depp was awarded was $10.35 million. As for Amber Heard, the jury found that she was partly influenced by the lawsuit against Johnny depp, so she received $ 2 million in compensation.
Immediately after the verdict, Johnny Depp, because he was not present at the trial, shared a long letter on his personal Instagram page. He expressed: “Six years ago, my life and my children and my supporters changed forever. All in the blink of an eye. The false accusations, very serious, caused a lot of hatred. It circumnavigated the world twice at a speed of one nanosecond, which has been a shock to my life and my career.
From the outset, the purpose of the lawsuit was to reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome. Speaking the truth is something I owe to my children and those who are steadfastly supporting me. I feel satisfied when I finally got it done. I have been overwhelmed by the love, support and kindness from the public all over the world over this time. I hope my act of coming to terms with the truth helps others, men or women, who are in the same situation as me and all the supporters who never give up.
At the same time, he emphasized: “The jury has given me my life back. From the very beginning, the purpose of pursuing my case was to tell the truth, whatever the outcome.” The male star also did not forget to thank the Judge, the jurors, the court staff, the police chief and everyone who supported him.
His legal team burst into victory. Lawyers Ben Chew and Camille Vasquez – Johnny Depp’s legal representatives said after the trial: “This ruling confirms what we have come up with from the start is that Depp has been defamed. We are truly honored to be supported. Mr. Depp and ensured that his case was treated fairly in the trial.The trial resonated with the public and those who value truth and justice. make the right judgment. We can open a new page and look to the future.” At the same time, the actor’s legal team asked the jury to “give Depp his life back”, saying that the case was not about money but fame” and “freeing him from the prison in it”. I’ve lived for the past six years.”
Meanwhile, Amber Heard was extremely depressed after hearing the objection. “I can’t put into words my disappointment after hearing the verdict. I’m hurt when all my evidence is not strong enough to resist the strength and influence of my ex-husband”, star 36 age said. At the same time, the Hollywood star also said that the court’s ruling was “a step back for women”, making them lose their freedom of speech.
“I’m very sad that I lost the lawsuit. But what makes me sadder is that I seem to have lost my right to speak freely and openly as an American citizen,” she said.
Before that, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard for defamation. The lawsuit took place at the Fairfax courthouse, Virginia (USA) from April 12.
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