After a six-week trial, the court has finally reached a verdict that said Amber was responsible for losing Johnny millions of dollars in earnings with an op-ed she wrote.
The jury ruled in favor of Johnny Depp in his defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard. Heard has been ordered to pay Depp $15 million while Heard won $2 million on a counterclaim.
Johnny sued Amber over a 2018 article in the Washington post, in which she claimed to have become a figure representing domestic abuse.
She didn’t name Johnny, but he says he was the implied abuser and that it cost him acting jobs including his famous role of Captain Jack Sparrow.
Following the verdict, a statement from Amber’s representatives read: “The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I’m heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence, and sway of my ex-husband.
“I’m even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It is a setback. It sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated. It sets back the idea that violence against women is to be taken seriously.
“I believe Johnny’s attorneys succeeded in getting the jury to overlook the key issue of Freedom of Speech and ignore evidence that was so conclusive that we won in the UK.”
“I’m sad I lost this case. But I am sadder still that I seem to have lost a right I thought I had as an American – to speak freely and openly,” She concluded
Johnny was not in court today, as he has been joining Jeff Beck on tour, singing and playing guitar.
Photos have emerged of him at a pub in Newcastle moments before the verdict was read out.
In a statement Depp said that the verdict “gave me my life back” and that he is “truly humbled.”
“From the beginning, the goal of bringing this case was to reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome,” he continued.
“Speaking the truth was something that I owed to my children and to all those who have remained steadfast in their support of me. I feel at peace knowing I have finally accomplished that.”
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