Amber Heard can’t afford to pay USD 10 mn in damages to ex-hubby Johnny Depp


Los Angeles: ‘Aquaman’ actress Amber Heard can’t afford to pay USD 10 million in damages to Johnny Depp following the jury’s ruling in Depp’s favour in the defamation trial, her lawyer Elaine Bredehoft informed ‘Today’.

The defamation trial between Depp and Heard ended on June 1 because the jury dominated that Heard defamed Depp together with her 2018 Washington Post op-ed. When requested by ‘Today’ if Heard would give you the option to afford the $10 million in damages that she’s being ordered to pay, Bredehoft answered bluntly, “Oh no. Absolutely not.”

Elaine informed ‘Today’ that she believed Johnny Depp’s authorized group labored to “demonise” Heard and was ready to suppress “an unlimited quantity of proof” in the defamation trial.

“Numerous issues have been allowed in this courtroom that ought to not have been allowed, and it triggered the jury to be confused”, she added.

Bredehoft in contrast the US courtroom’s verdict with a 2020 case in the United Kingdom in which Depp misplaced a libel lawsuit towards the Sun, a British tabloid, for calling him a “spouse beater.”

“And the courtroom discovered there, and we weren’t allowed to inform the jury this, however the courtroom discovered that Mr Depp had dedicated a minimum of 12 acts of home violence, together with sexual violence towards Amber,” Bredehoft mentioned. “So what did Depp’s group be taught from this? Demonise Amber, and suppress the proof.”

Heard, who countersued Depp for USD 100 million, was awarded USD 2 million by the jury after it discovered one assertion by Depp defamatory towards her. Bredehoft mentioned Heard desires to attraction the decision.

 




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