Jury Finds For Johnny Depp In Case V. Amber Heard Trial, Awards Compensation

The jury has reached its verdict in the defamation trail, and countersuit, between actor Johnny Deep and his ex-wife, Amber Heard, finding for Johnny Depp almost across the board.

The final decisions were unanimous as the jury was confirmed after the verdict was read.

On Count 1 against Amber Heard: Found for Johnny Depp, with “Yes” on all accusations.

On Count 2 against Amber Heard: Found for Johnny Depp, with “Yes” on all accusations

On Count 3 against Amber Heard: Found for Johnny Depp, with “Yes” on all accusations.

And awarded Johnny Depp $10M.
They also awarded additional punitive damages against Amber Heard for $5M, totaling $15M to Depp.

On Count 1 against Johnny Depp: Found for Johnny Depp, with “No” on all accusations.

On Count 2 against Johnny Depp(‘s lawyer): Found for Amber Heard, with “Yes” on all accusations.

On Count 3 against Johnny Depp(‘s layer): Found for Johnny Depp, with “No” on all accusations.

The jury also awarded $2M to Heard in the case.

As the live stream was concluding, it sounded as though the judge capped his damages award to $350,000 in compensation. Rare will look into that.

Today marked Day 3 of deliberations, and the jury informed the judge just prior to two o’clock that they had come to a decision.

Depp was suing for $50 million, while Amber went after him for double that sum.

According to attorney Emily D. Baker, prior L.A. District Attorney and current legal commentator, there were four possible determinations that the jury could have returned:

  1. The jury finds one, two, all three, or none of Johnny Depp’s claims of defamation to be true.
  2. The jury finds one, some, all, or none of Amber Heard’s claims of defamation to be true.
  3. The jury finds neither party responsible for defamation.
  4. The jury hangs, meaning that they might not be able to come to any conclusion at all.

The pop culture space has been on edge during the entire Depp-Heard trial. Each of the legal teams gave their closing remarks last week. From there the jury, comprised of five men and two women, were given their instructions over the long holiday weekend. They reconvened on Tuesday and made the decision on Wednesday afternoon.

The attorney for Heard, Elaine Bredehoft, reportedly left Virginia’s Fairfax County Circuit Court in tears after proceedings on Friday.

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