Johnny Depp has reportedly appealed the $2 million verdict for defamation of his ex-wife Amber Heard. The action came as Heard filed her own appeal to the Virginia Court of Appeals to challenge the case’s final decision, which favored Depp.
Depp’s reps gave E! Messages in which they announced the news:
“Mr. Depp received an overwhelmingly positive verdict. Mr. Depp thinks it is the right moment for all parties to move on with their lives and heal because the verdict speaks for itself.
The right side of the Roaring Rapids
However, Mr Depp is filing a simultaneous appeal to ensure that the full record and any relevant legal concerns are considered by the Court of Appeal should Ms Heard decide to continue the lawsuit by appealing the verdict.
Depp’s recent appeal quickly garnered significant attention on social media. Depp’s supporters pointed out that Heard “fired the first shots” by filing her own appeal to overturn the sentence, while Heard’s supporters criticized the latter for appealing despite winning the case:
The vaccinator Dr. fred
The actress and her legal team decided to proceed with the appeal, according to a spokesperson for Heard, who told People Thursday because they believe “the court made errors that required a reasonable and fair finding consistent with the First Amendment.” have prevented”.
While we recognize that today’s filing will set Twitter on fire, the spokesperson continued, “There are steps we must follow to achieve both fairness and justice.”
Another Depp representative responded to the allegation by telling Deadline that the actor and his team believe in their cause and that the verdict will stand:
The jury deliberated for six weeks, heard the essential evidence and came to a unanimous conclusion that the defendant had repeatedly defamed Mr Depp. We continue to believe that our case will be successful and the verdict will prevail.
Judge Penney Azcarate denied Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s recent motion for mistrial prior to their current appeal.
Tweets in response to Johnny Depp’s defense of Amber Heard
Since the high-profile Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard libel trial began in April 2022 in Fairfax County Court, it has garnered a lot of social media attention. Internet users have long been involved in the litigation and spend hours defending their favored party.
Several online users reacted to the latest news on Twitter as Depp and Heard filed their respective appeals against the verdict:
After the trial, AH gave an interview and a sex education book was in the works. Eve follows Johnny everywhere and AH appeals.
AH yells “Waahhh he won’t leave her!” in response to Johnny’s appeal.
We were all eager to move on once the process was over.
The moment has come to leave Johnny Depp alone as he has endured enough pain in a lifetime. Stop discrediting him and stop recruiting jerks to intimidate his fans. Everyone will leave you alone wherever you go if you leave Johnny alone. The verdict stands, but in addition… Until the 8.4 million and 6% annual interest is posted, the appeal CANNOT proceed. She was unable to pay. This is a publicity stunt. #Johnny Depp
Attempting to appeal a finding that Amber Heard lied
Amber Heard refuses to apologize after being spotted
Amber Heard admits to punching and kicking Johnny Depp.
It’s unclear if the court will uphold the jury’s decision or if the verdict will be overturned in favor of Johnny Depp or Amber Heard as the internet continues to be flooded with comment.
Why was Amber Heard given $2 million in Johnny Depp defamation case?
On June 1, Johnny Depp won his libel case against Amber Heard.
A seven-member jury in Virginia’s Fairfax Court on June 1 awarded Johnny Depp the victory in his lengthy case against Amber Heard. The jury found that Heard’s 2018 Washington Post comment identifying herself as a “domestic violence survivor” defamed Abt.
The Aquaman actor subsequently had to pay Depp a $5 million fine and $10 million in damages. The maximum amount allowed for criminal charges under Virginia law is $350,000. However, this amount was later reduced.
Heard also received $2 million from the court when she prevailed in one of her defamation lawsuits against Depp’s former attorney, Adam Waldman, for telling the media that the actress constructed an “abuse fraud” against her ex-husband.
Heard responded with a $100 million lawsuit against Depp after Depp initially sued her for $50 million. Following the verdict, Heard’s attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, told Today that the actress’ financial situation prevented her from paying Depp $8.35 million.
Heard is now required to post bail equal to all the damages she owes Depp to appeal the official defamation verdict.