via Associated Press
JUSTICE – The aftermath of the trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard continues. This Friday, July 1, the actress’s lawyers published a 43-page document in which they ask that the verdict be annulled because it would not, according to them, be supported by sufficient evidence.
After six weeks of debate, the seven jurors of the court of Fairfax, in the United States, concluded on June 1 that the ex-spouses had mutually defamed each other through the press. They sentenced the actress toAquaman to pay more than $10 million in damages to the star of Pirates of the Caribbeanwhen Johnny Depp only got $2 million to pay his ex-wife.
The latter was suing Amber Heard for defamation, which was described in a column published by the washington post in 2018 as “a public figure representing domestic violence”, without naming her ex-husband.
In particular, he felt that he had lost his role in Pirates of the Caribbean because of these allegations. For Elaine Bredehoft, Amber Heard’s lawyer, this is false, stating that it is only a theory.
She also believes that one of the jurors was not properly chosen. On a court document, it is indicated that he was born in 1945. However, another public document makes it possible to affirm that he was born in 1970. “This discrepancy raises the question of whether juror 15 actually received a jury summons and whether he was properly vetted by the court to serve on the jury,” the motion reads.
Amber Heard “devastated”
In an email sent to the specialized site Courthouse News, Ben Chew, Johnny Depp’s attorney, rejected the document, saying “it’s exactly what we expected.” “It’s just longer than expected and it does not bring much,” he notes.
Shortly after the verdict was announced on June 1, Amber Heard said she was “devastated that the mountain of evidence was not enough to deal with power, influence and ascendancy. much more important than [son] ex-husband”.
The highly publicized trial, broadcast live on television, exposed the lackluster private lives of the two Hollywood celebrities, sparking a rash of insulting messages towards the 36-year-old actress on social media.
Amber Heard, who reiterated that she did not blame the jury for finding in favor of her ex-husband, said she wanted to appeal at the end of June. Judge Penney S. Azcarate informed her that she will first have to post a bond of $8.35 million, plus 6% annual interest, before she can appeal.
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