Amber Heard asks for Johnny Depp’s defamation sentence to be dropped

Amber Heard asked a Virginia judge to throw her Loss of judgment in defamation case filed by ex-husband Johnny Depp – asserting no evidence.

Heard’s attorneys, who are charged with three defamation charges filed by Depp, stated in a 43-page petition filed last week that the ruling is not supported by the evidence. in the old couple’s blockbuster trial.

The document claims Depp “conducted only a defamation case by implication, refuting any claims that Ms. Heard’s claims are indeed false,” the papers issued a statement on Friday.

Heard’s attorneys also argued that the 15th Jury on the jury may even have been illegally selected by giving the wrong date of birth during the jury selection process – 1945. instead of the actual year of 1970.

“This difference raises questions [of] Whether Jury 15 actually received a summons to jury duty and was reasonably examined by the court for jury service,” the attorneys suggested.

It is unknown whether the jurors were actually intentional about the case.

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Amber Heard’s lawyers are asking for a verdict in her defamation case against ex-husband Johnny Depp.
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Depp, 58, sued his ex alleging he ruined his career for a Article published in 2018 in the Washington Post accused her of being a victim of domestic abuse – and no doubt in reference to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise star.

Attorney Depp Ben Chew emailed Courthouse News that Heard’s filing was “what we expected, longer, more substantial,” The Guardian reported.

In a ruling last month, the jury awarded Depp $10 million in punitive damages and $5 million in punitive damages — even though Virginia law limits the total to $10.3 million. .

Heard, who objected, was awarded $2 million for one of her claims.

But Chew and the “Aquaman” actress’ legal team argue in a new court filing that Depp failed to prove that the actor’s career and reputation were affected by Heard’s article. .

“Mr. Depp did not present evidence of any monetary damages suffered between December 18, 2018 and November 2, 2020 as a result of Op-Ed,” the motion said. “There is no evidence of any project or loss of commercial opportunity because of Op-Ed.”

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Heard was found guilty of three defamation charges by ex-husband Johnny Depp.

The attorneys noted that Depp did not sign on for a sixth installment of “Pirates of the Caribbean,” despite claiming at trial that The Washington Post forced him to play the part.

The articles also suggested that Depp had failed to refute the abuse allegations.

“Mr. Depp was asked to establish that at the time Op-Ed was published, Ms. Heard did not believe that she had been abused or that she had doubts about whether she was abused,” Chew wrote.

“But Mr Depp gave no evidence – Mrs Heard did not believe she was abused. Instead, the evidence strongly supports [that] Ms Heard believes she was the victim of abuse at the hands of Mr. Depp.

“As a result, Mr. Depp did not meet the legal requirements for true malice, and the judgment should be set aside,” the papers said.

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