The days after the verdict, came in he defamation trial of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, and Amber Heard’s defamation trial came, and now he written order has been passed which says Amber Heard has to pay Johnny Depp $10.35 million. The actress has been held accountable for damaging Johnny Depp’s reputation as because she described, herself as the domestic abuse victim in an op-ed piece which she wrote back in December 2018.
Now as per the reports it is said that, Judge Penney Azcarate has entered a judgment order into the court record after a brief hearing that took place in the Fairfax County Circuit Court. Other than this she has also ordered Johnny to pay Amber $2 million.
The jury’s award on her counterclaim that she was defamed by one of Johnny’s lawyers. As per the news agency and the reports, it is said that during the hearing that took place on Friday, the judge had said that that if Amber appeals, she must post a bond for the full amount of the $10.35 million award while the appeal is pending. The order of the judge says both awards are subject to 6% interest per year.
The jury had earlier said that, Depp should receive an amount of $10 million in compensatory damages and an amount of $5 million in punitive damages, but the judge reduced the punitive damages award to $350,000 under a state cap.
It was earlier seen that, Amber’s lawyer Elaine Charlson Bredehoft told Today that the actor cannot pay such a hefty amount. When asked if Amber will be able to pay Johnny the said figure, she went on and replied, “Oh no, absolutely not”.
She further said, “She was demonised here. A number of things were allowed in this court that should not have been allowed, and it caused the jury to be confused. We weren’t allowed to tell them about the UK judgement…There are no damages.”
The Verdict of the Trial came on June 1
The verdict of the defamation trial announced on June 1 after a long televised trial of the defamation trial that had both the actors revealing sensational details of their short marriage from 2015 to 2017.