- Johnny Depp won his defamation suit against Amber Heard after a widely watched six-week trial
- A Virginia jury awarded Depp $15 million in damages from Heard
- The jury also ruled in favor of Heard in some aspects of her counter-suit against her ex-husband
- The 36-year-old actress was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages
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Johnny Depp, after a six-week trial, won his defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard on Wednesday, US time.
In a report by Inquirer.net, a Virginia jury found that Depp, 58, and Heard, 36, had defamed each other, but weighed in far more strongly with the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star.
As per NBC News, Depp was awarded $15 million in the defamation lawsuit against Heard. Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages in his defamation suit.
On the other hand, the panel awarded $2 million in compensatory damages to Heard.
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According to The New York Times, Depp sued Heard for her 2018 The Washington Post opinion piece in which she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” In 2020, Heard then filed a countersuit against her ex-husband, alleging that he defamed her when a lawyer representing him released statements calling her allegations of abuse a “hoax”.
John Depp is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has been nominated for 10 Golden Globe Awards and 3 Academy Awards for Best Actor. He is regarded as one of the world's biggest film stars.
In a previous article by KAMI, Depp has been married twice, but none of the two unions worked, they all ended up in divorce. He and Lori Anne Allison got married in 1983 but broke up in 1985. In 2011, Johnny started dating Amber Heard. In February 2015, the duo held a private wedding ceremony in their home in Los Angeles, California. In 2016, Amber filed for a divorce, and it was finalized in 2017.
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