May 20, 2024
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Amber Heard to Appeal Verdict in Johnny Depp Defamation Case

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Amber Heard’s attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, revealed on NBC’s ‘Today’ show, that the Aquaman actress does have plans to appeal the jury’s verdict that she defamed the reputation of her ex-husband Johnny Depp. The attorney claims that Heard lost the case due to the suppression of an “enormous amount of evidence” by Depp’s team.

On Wednesday, after a lengthy defamation case, a seven-person jury in Virginia ruled that Amber Heard was guilty of defaming the reputation and ruining the career of her ex-husband, Johnny Depp. As such, she was ordered to pay the Pirates of the Caribbean star a whopping $15 million in damages.

However, less than even 48 hours after the verdict, Amber Heard already has plans to appeal the jury’s verdict, insisting that she did not lie about the sexual violence and abuse propagated against her by her ex-husband to intentionally defame his reputation.

Head of Amber Heard’s legal counsel, Elaine Bredehoft, told NBC’s ‘Today’ show that justice was not carried out due to Depp’s team supressing “an enormous amount of evidence”. Furthermore, Bredehoft argued that social media played a crucial role in “demonising” Heard, as the jury could not have helped but to be influenced by the innumerable amount of Instagram, TikTok and Twitter posts vilifying her client.

Bredehoft said, “So what did Depp’s team learn from this? Demonise Amber, and supress the evidence” she added, “A number of things were allowed in this court that should not have been allowed, and it caused the jury to be confused.”

The attorney claimed that their inability to present crucial medical records and text messages between Amber and Johnny, hurt their chances of proving that Amber did not lie about Depp’s alleged abuse – ultimately, hurting their chances of winning the overall case.

When asked directly about whether Amber has the financial capacity to compensate Depp for the $15 million damages, Bredehoft replied, “Oh no, absolutely not.”

It is not yet clear when the appeal processions are expected to officially commence, however, Bredehoft has said that they definitely are in the process of lodging a formal appeal to the verdict.