Amber Heard is filing an appeal in the wake of Johnny Depp’s victory in the defamation trial between the ex-couple.
Judge Benny Azcaret entered Friday’s ruling, reiterating the June 1 ruling. Law and crime Ignite Levi mentioned.
The legal teams of representatives met in court on Friday, but it remains unclear whether they discussed a settlement. Judge Azkaret had given the parties until Friday to reach a settlement if they wanted to.
Mrs. Levi I mentioned on Twitter That the judge was “meaningless as usual” and that Mr. Depp’s legal team did not request an injunction, as expected.
The sentencing order states that “the jury’s judgment of $5 million in punitive damages in favor of Mr. Depp has hereby been reduced to $350,000, which is the statutory maximum … in connection with the complaint, judgment is hereby entered in favor of Mr. Depp v. Mrs. Heard … in the amount of $10,350,000, with interest at the statutory rate of six percent from the date of this order.”
The judgment order concluded that “with respect to the counterclaim, judgment has been hereby entered in favor of Mrs. Heard against Mr. Depp in the amount of $2 million, with interest at a statutory rate of six per cent from the date of this order.”
In a statement to independent, A spokesperson for Ms. Heard said: “As stated in congressional hearings yesterday, do not ask for a pardon if you are innocent. Do not reject the appeal if you know you are right.”
Attorney Lisa Bloom believes we have not seen the end of the trial, and the case will be adjudicated on appeal.
Ms Bloom spoke, whose clients included Janice Dickinson (in her allegations against Bill Cosby), actor Mischa Barton (in a retaliatory lawsuit), and Harvey Weinstein (of whom Ms Bloom was an early advisor before resigning). BBC Newsnight After the verdict in the defamation case.
The jury announced June 1 that they had reached a verdict in the Depp and Ms. Heard dissenting case in Fairfax, Virginia. They found that Ms. Heard had slandered Depp in three statements and that Ms. Heard had been defamed in one of three statements in the middle of her counterclaim. Mr. Depp was awarded $10.35 million in compensation, and Heard was awarded $2 million.
“I want to stress that this is not the end, because most defamation cases are really decided on appeal,” Bloom told Newsnight, adding that she sees “a lot of cases on appeal” in the Depp v Heard case.
She also called the verdict “inconsistent” as the jury found that both Mr. Depp and Ms. Heard had been defamed.
Specifically, the jury found that Mr. Depp had been defamed in an opinion piece by Ms. Heard in which she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic violence”. They also found that Mrs. Heard was defamed in a statement made by Adam Waldman (Depp’s former lawyer) that called some of Heard’s allegations a “hoax”.
“How could Amber Heard be defamed when Johnny Depp’s lawyer said her allegations were a hoax, yet Johnny Depp was also defamed when she said she represented domestic violence?” asked Mrs. Bloom. “I think that’s inconsistent, and you can’t have inconsistent judgment.”
Ms Bloom went on to point out that one of the three phrases the jury found defamatory was the title of the article, which was “not written” by Ms. Heard. “She retweeted it, but didn’t write it,” Bloom added. “I retweet articles all the time. Am I responsible if there is a wrong statement within that article? In general, we think people are not responsible for it.”
Ms Bloom said she believed the case would “within a year or two” receive a “more definitive answer”.
Mrs. Heard’s lawyer told today It turns out that Ms Heard “absolutely” intended to appeal the ruling, arguing that “a number of things permitted in this court should not have been permitted”.