The verdict is in! As the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial unfolded in front of millions, the internet waited. Officially, the jury handed in its verdict.
This confirmed that all jury members, who had deliberated for a while on the case, unanimously sided in favor of Depp in the lawsuit worth USD 50 million.
Depp sued Amber Heard, his ex-wife, on defamation charges for an Op-Ed she published in The Washington Post in 2018.
She claimed that Depp had physically and sexually assaulted and abused her over their nearly five-year marriage.
Heard sued Depp for USD 100,000,000 and sought to hold him responsible for statements made by Adam Waldman, his former attorney.
Waldman was trying to expose Heard’s claims. The Daily Mail received three statements that called Heard’s allegations “hoaxes.”
The six-week-long trial attracted the attention not only of the public but also of experts. Many took to social media to comment on the case. Although Johnny was already receiving support from the public, many were worried about the verdict.
However, now that the entire case is out, it’s clear that Johnny Depp has cleared his name and restored his legendary panache.
Johnny was awarded USD 15,000,000 in punitive and compensatory damages, while Heard was awarded USD 2,000,000 in compensatory damages. However, Heard was not given any advantage in the punitive injury section.
Johnny won the case by a wide margin. However, one of Adam Waldman’s statements was defamatory, and Heard was awarded USD 2 million in her counter-claim.