Technically, the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation trial may be over, but with each passing day, it’s becoming more and more obvious that we haven’t even reached a legal resolution. On Friday, Heard’s attorneys filed a 43-page petition in an effort to ask the court to overturn a more than ten million dollar judgment against their client. The filing gave a range of different reasons they felt the verdict should be dropped, including problems with the 15 Jury.
We don’t know who Juror 15 is. His identity is legally protected, but according to Heard’s legal team, his inclusion on the jury may have “damaged” her proceedings. That’s because, they assert, his age was incorrectly reported on the jury list. He is clearly identified as born in 1945, but he looks much younger and seems, by their estimates, to have actually been born decades later. They want to investigate whether he actually received a summons to appear and want to see if he was properly examined by the court. Here is a quote from the application for each Law & Crime…
In the same legal filing, Heard’s team conceded that common jury errors are not grounds for overturning the verdict, but they argue it’s likely that Jury 15 is not what it is. he said, in their estimation, was due to a breach of procedure. The allegation is just one of a long list of problems they faced during their most recent filing.
Amber Heard’s team claim Johnny Depp hasn’t really proven that he’s suffered a lot financially because of the op-ed. They consider it very unlikely that the actor will appear in Pirates of the Caribbean 6and they argued that it was Depp who said he wouldn’t take the role one million alpacas. Also, her team is arguing that what really matters here is whether Heard believes she was abused. Had she believed her own allegations, the jury would not have been able to find her acting in malice, and they stated that Depp’s legal team never proved that she did not believe the allegations. own statement.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have married only from 2015 to 2017, but their relationship survived through a series of cases and subsequent legal problems. Most recently, Depp sued Heard for defamation after she published an article claiming she was a victim of domestic abuse. The six-week televised trial proved hugely popular with the public, and millions watched as both took stances and brought charges against each other from abuse arrive use narcotic arrive intentionally pooping in bed.
The final jury awarded the prize mainly support Johnny Depp. The jury ruled that she had acted maliciously and defamed him on several counts and awarded him more than fifteen million dollars in punitive damages, which was later reduced to ten million and change. They also benefited her on one point over the claim Depp’s former attorney made and awarded her two million dollars. There is some hope the two will settle and move on after the trial, but this latest move seems to suggest their legal status will continue.
There’s no word on whether an investigation will be conducted into Juror 15, but if something shady happens, expect to hear about it.