Amber Heard won’t be heard again. That’s because a Virginia judge on Wednesday rejected the actress’ demand for a new trial in the Johnny Depp defamation case.
Heard’s team of attorney’s had asked Judge Penney Azcarate to declare a mistrial on the much-publicized jury verdict that awarded Depp $10 million, but the request was denied.
The reason Heard believed the previous trial wasn’t up-and-up? Well, because because one of the seven jurors was not the man summoned. Instead, it was his son. But according to the judge, it was merely a case of mistaken identity.
“There is no evidence of fraud or wrongdoing,” Azcarate said, and the juror “met the statutory requirements for service.”
Depp, 59, sued heard over a Washington Post op-ed in which she wrote about “public figure representing domestic abuse.” Heard, 36, countersued and was awarded $2 million in the previous trial. She and Depp were married from 2015-17.
“The jury in June found Depp and Heard liable for defamation — but sided more strongly with the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star following an intense six-week trial riding on bitterly contested allegations of domestic abuse,” Insider Paper wrote.
Depp is next set to star in the Netflix film La Favorite, as we relayed here.