Johnny Depp trial: his lawyers bring out the heavy artillery after Amber Heard’s gamble

The trial between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard kept Americans in suspense for many weeks. And it may not be over. The actress requested, Friday, July 8, the cancellation of her conviction on the grounds that one of the jurors was not supposed to participate in the trial. The counter-attack from the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s camp was not long in coming.

It’s definitely a never-ending story! If justice has delivered its verdict in the sprawling trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heardwho accused each other of defamation, business could well bounce back. Friday, July 8, the actress’s lawyers have indeed requested that her conviction be overturned, arguing that one of the seven jurors who sat had not been contacted to participate in the trial. In reality, it is a member of his family who bears the same name… and who lives under the same roof who should have been part of the jury. It is not yet known what their relationship is and no additional information has leaked out on the subject. In this “war” where everyone goes blow for blow, the counter-attack from Johnny Depp’s camp was almost immediate, ensuring that the verdict had to be maintained because the actress was aware of the situation. A new twist in a saga that never ceases to fascinate.

If American justice has not yet given an answer At the request of the actress, the camp of Johnny Depp considered that no proof that this situation could have harmed Amber Heard had been provided: “The verdict was reached on the basis of compelling evidence, consistent with the law, and that should not be evaded. Mr. Depp asks the court to deny this request for a new trial.” An assertion which is based on the fact that Amber Heard had, according to them, waived his right of objection by not raising the question of the famous juror earlier. In addition, the Depp camp also criticizes him for not having supported his argument on any case law. For their part, Amber Heard’s lawyers told the court that he was “particularly disturbing that an individual not assigned to a jury is participating despite everything”as revealed by the American media Deadline, who was able to obtain the document. As since the beginning of this affair, everyone will have to firmly defend their positions.

⋙ The luxurious villa in the desert where Amber Heard took refuge after the trial against Johnny Depp

The cancellation of damages in the line of sight

The case, sprawling, started by the anger of Johnny Depp against the remarks deemed defamatory by his ex-wife in a column published in the washington post in 2018. The Pirates of the Caribbean star was seeking $50 million in damages, saying the stand had destroyed his career and reputation. Jurors initially ordered Amber Heard to pay her ex-husband $15 million – a sum reduced to $10.35 million due to a local law capping punitive damages. Except that the next day, Elaine Bredehoft, one of Amber Heard’s lawyers, said the actress could “absolutely not” pay. The refusal of its insurers to pay part of the damages should not help the situation. Not sure that pushes Johnny Depp to give it up!

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