Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s legal battle lasted for years, although it seems like things have the potential to finally quiet down for the former couple. The verdict in Virginia came down hard against Heard, who was found guilty on 3 counts of defamation and tasked with paying her ex a whopping $10 million. And after Heard claimed evidence was suppressed in the trial, Depp’s representation and her spokesperson have changed words.
While the defamation case’s verdict was revealed weeks ago, the discourse surrounding Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s trial continues. This is partly thanks to both Depp’s lawyers and Heard herself participating in televised interviews about the proceedings in court. During this, the Aquaman actress focused on evidence that couldn’t be included, namely her therapist’s notes which reportedly include a detailed description of her abuse. In response, a spokesperson for Depp issued a statement to Law & Crime which reads:
Well, there you have it. It looks like Johnny Depp’s team isn’t giving the claims given by Amber Heard too much weight. After all, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor was the victor in court, with the jury having to come to a unanimous decision in the case. But Heard still has the potential to try and appeal the decision.
For their part, Amber Heard’s team responded to the statement given by Johnny Depp and company. What’s more, they suggest that Depp should do his own televised interview on the subject, possibly by the same journalist. As the response reads,
Clearly the tension is still high for the legal teams of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, despite the defamation trial coming to an end. The stakes are certainly still very high for the Aquaman actress, with her lawyer previously admitting she didn’t have a way to pay the $10 million that was ordered by the court. While Depp could potentially decide not to pursue this sum, although I doubt their representation’s exchange is helping those odds.
Of course, Johnny Depp might be too busy to do a TV interview with Savannah Guthrie, as he’s been keeping busy with gigs as a guitarist. In fact, he wasn’t even in court as the defamation verdict was revealed.
Johnny Depp recently started booking new movie roles again, while Amber Heard can be seen in Aquaman 2 on March 17th, 2023. In the meantime, check out the 2022 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.
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Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.