The million dollar lawsuit between ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, whom he met on the set of ‘The Rum Diary’ movie they starred in 2011 and divorced after nearly of two years of marriage, was concluded on June 1. .
MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WILL PAY
In a unanimous decision, the jury ruled that Heard had slandered his ex-wife Depp and that Heard should pay Depp an additional $5 million in compensatory damages, in addition to the $10 million in punitive damages. However, the figure was later reduced from $5 million to $350,000, which is the state of Virginia limit for such compensation.
Additionally, the jurors did not believe Heard’s statements regarding his marriage and ruled that Heard acted in “bad faith”, deciding that his allegations tarnished not only Depp but others as well.
The jury accepted one of the charges that Herad had also defamed Depp’s lawyer and ruled that Depp should pay Heard $2 million in damages.
Amber Heard; About two months after the turbulent trial ended, he formally appealed the libel suit against Johnny Depp the day before. According to court records obtained by DailyMail.com; Lawyers representing the 36-year-old actress have filed a statement with the Virginia Court of Appeals for Fairfax County.
representatives of Depp; In a statement to DailyMail.com following Heard’s appeal, they reaffirmed their confidence in the court’s decision:
The jury heard the extensive evidence presented during the six-week trial and unanimously found that the defendant defamed Mr. Depp on several occasions. We are confident in our case and we believe that this decision will be valid.
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“NO CALL” CONDITION
Ben Chew, one of the actor’s lawyers; In an interview with Good Morning America in June, he suggested Depp might be willing to forfeit the millions of dollars owed to him if Heard agreed not to appeal.
But when Heard’s lawyers refused to make such a deal, they lost their chance and Judge Penney Azcarate made the final decision, leaving the actress with only the appeal.
“WE HAVE MEASURES TO TAKE”
A spokesperson for Amber Heard explained why the call was made to The Mirror, saying:
We believe that the court made errors that hinder a correct and just decision; Therefore, we are appealing the decision. Although we are aware that this application will have an impact on social networks, we must take measures to ensure justice.
AGAINST DEPP’S TEAM!
Depp’s decision was quick, after Heard and his team appealed. According to documents obtained by DailyMail.com; The famous name’s legal team also appealed Depp’s decision to pay the actress $2 million.
Johnny Depp’s team said they filed an appeal to ensure that “all information is taken into account by the court”. As Heard files another lawsuit, Depp will also file a cross-appeal to ensure all relevant information is considered by the appeals court.
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KATE MOSS BREAKING THE SILENCE
On the other hand, Kate Moss; The Aquaman star was retained as a witness in the multi-million dollar lawsuit after Moss mentioned a rumor that he was once pushed down the stairs by Depp while the two were in a relationship. When Depp’s lawyer, Ben Chew, asked how he knew the actor, the famous name, who made a statement by connecting via video link from England, replied: “I had a relationship with him. ” Moss also denied the testimony of Depp’s ex-wife, Amber Heard:
Johnny never pushed, kicked or threw me down the stairs.
Moss said they had left their hotel room in Jamaica when the incident happened and he fell down the stairs. He said that day, “Johnny had left the room before me and there was a thunderstorm. As I was leaving the room I was in pain. I screamed because I didn’t know what was wrong with me. ‘was coming.” I was sick. Johnny came running back to help me, carried me to my room and got me treated.” Kate Moss was not cross-examined by Heard’s legal team after her deposition and was released.
“I MUST SAY THIS TRUTH”
48-year-old model; After all that, he broke his silence on the turbulent affair on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs show and used the following statements:
I know the truth about Johnny. I know you didn’t kick me on the stairs. I had to tell this truth.
Kate Moss, who rose to fame as one of the world’s top models in the 90s, had a relationship with the Hollywood actor between 1994 and 1998.
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