Amber Heard’s appeal – latest: No settlement as actor hints at Johnny Depp’s decision challenge

Amber Heard’s appeal – latest: No settlement as actor hints at Johnny Depp’s decision challenge

Savannah Guthrie Grills Amber Heard Over Johnny Depp Audio ‘Taunting’

Judge Penney Azcarate filed a writ of judgment on Friday (June 24) mirroring the earlier verdict in the Johnny Depp v Amber Heard trial.

On June 1, a Virginia jury ruled that Ms Heard defamed Mr Depp’s former husband, ending a widely watched six-week trial.

He also ruled in favor of Ms. Heard in some aspects of her countersuit against Mr. Depp. The jury awarded Mr Depp $15million in damages after finding he had proven all three allegations against Ms Heard. The amount was reduced to $10.35 million due to state law limits.

The actors were not required to be in the courtroom for the hearing, which begins at 11 a.m. ET on Friday and ends in about an hour.


Amber Heard hints she will appeal Johnny Depp’s decision

Amber Heard has hinted that she plans to file a lawsuit following Johnny Depp’s victory in the defamation lawsuit.

Judge Penney Azcarate delivered a judgment on Friday echoing the June 1 verdict.

The actors’ legal teams met in court on Friday, but it’s still unclear if they discussed a settlement. Judge Azcarate had given both sides until Friday to reach a settlement if they wished.

Clemence MichallonJune 25, 2022 10:00 a.m.


Amber Heard felt “less than human” during the trial

Amber Heard told NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie that she felt “less than human” during her defamation lawsuit against ex-husband Johnny Depp.

“Every day I would walk past three, four, sometimes six blocks, blocks with people holding signs saying ‘burn the witch’, ‘death to Amber’. After three and a half weeks, I spoke up and just saw a courtroom full of Captain Jack Sparrow fans, who were vocal and energetic,” Ms Heard said.

“Can you put into words what you felt?” asked Mrs. Guthrie.

“It is the most humiliating and horrible thing I have ever experienced. I have never felt more removed from my own humanity,” Ms Heard said. “I felt less than human.”

Clemence MichallonJune 25, 2022 09:00


The influencer says Johnny Depp confided in her

Johnny Depp reportedly confided in an influencer who was covering his lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard. Jessica Reed Kraus, who goes by the Instagram handle @houseinhabit and has more than 900,000 followers, posted daily updates about the six-week defamation lawsuit on her account. On Tuesday, Kraus claimed in a post shared with Substack that she spoke with Depp the same day the trial began, April 11.

Clemence MichallonJune 25, 2022 08:00


The laptop sells for $15,000

A notebook purporting to contain never-before-seen details of the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard libel lawsuit has sold for thousands of dollars on eBay.

The notebook was listed by Larry Foreman, a Kentucky defense attorney who attended the libel trial in Fairfax, Virginia. The “top secret” notebook includes about 20 pages of jury submissions from Foreman, who attended the trial on May 17, and from May 23 to May 26. Each page contains “never before seen” notes of the juror’s reactions to Dr Hughes and Amber Heard – which have not been shown on TV – as well as approximately “100+ tweets of top secret juror information”.

Since listing on June 1 at $0.99, the laptop received 142 offers before selling on June 8 for $14,969. The eBay listing says the funds will be donated to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Clemence MichallonJune 25, 2022 07:00


Johnny Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, promoted to partner

Camille Vasquez was elevated to a partner at her law firm Brown Rudnick following her key role as a member of Johnny Depp’s legal team during the defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard.

Ms. Vasquez became one of many unexpected celebrities during the trial thanks to her rigorous cross-examination of witnesses and her frequent objections to defense counsel’s questions.

Oliver O’Connell reports:

Clemence MichallonJune 25, 2022 06:00


Amber Heard talks about the “barricades” and the “protected entrance” she used to enter the courthouse

Amber Heard has opened up about the protective measures that were put in place for her during the recent defamation lawsuit against her ex-husband Johnny Depp.

The Aquaman The star sat down with NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie for an interview and opened up about her experience.

“Every day I walked past blocks lined with people holding signs saying things I couldn’t repeat on TV,” she explained.

Clemence MichallonJune 25, 2022 05:12


Amber Heard asked if she’ll tell her daughter ‘everything’ about legal battle with Johnny Depp

Amber Heard was asked if she would tell her one-year-old daughter “everything” about the legal battle with ex-husband Johnny Depp in her first interview since the verdict was handed down in her favour.

Asked by NBC’s Savannah Guthrie how she sees her future, Ms Heard said: ‘I’m going to be a mum. Like full-time, where I don’t have to juggle calls with lawyers.

Clemence MichallonJune 25, 2022 04:00


Amber Heard Suggests She Will Appeal Johnny Depp Ruling, No Court Settlement

Amber Heard has hinted that she plans to file a lawsuit following Johnny Depp’s victory in the defamation lawsuit.

Judge Penney Azcarate delivered judgment on Friday June 24 echoing the June 1 verdict.

In a statement to The Independent, a spokesperson for Ms Heard said: ‘As stated during yesterday’s congressional hearings, you are not asking for a pardon if you are innocent. And, you don’t refuse to appeal if you know you’re right.

Clemence MichallonJune 25, 2022 03:00


What lawyers say about Amber Heard’s options to appeal Johnny Depp’s verdict

After Johnny Depp largely prevailed in his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard, his lawyer Elaine Bredehoft announced that her client “absolutely” intends to appeal.

The jury of five men and two women announced on June 1 that they had found Ms Heard defamed Mr Depp on three statements. Jurors also found that Ms Heard had been defamed by one of three statements in her countersuit.

After the announcement of the verdict, The Independent spoke to three lawyers about Ms Heard’s possible grounds for appeal, or even a new trial: Lisa Bloom of The Bloom Firm, whose clients included Janice Dickinson, Mischa Barton and several victims of Jeffrey Epstein; Jesse Weber, host and attorney for the Law & Crime Network, who covered the trial from the courthouse in Fairfax, Va.; and Mitra Ahouraian, a Beverly Hills entertainment attorney who represents actors, directors, producers and musicians.

Clemence MichallonJune 25, 2022 02:00


How the Johnny Depp fandom focused on his lawyer

In the weeks since the start of the trial, Camille Vasquez has become one of the most well-known figures among the case’s followers. Depp fans have turned to her the online attention usually reserved for actors and singers.

There were celebratory tweets and Instagram fan accounts. While the trial was underway, Depp supporters were known to wait outside the courthouse, hoping to catch a glimpse of Vasquez and possibly get a hug of their own. After Vasquez cross-examined Heard, a meme reimagined the lawyer as Thor, the god of thunder portrayed by Chris Hemsworth in the Marvel movies. Vasquez’s star only rose further after a verdict was announced on June 1 largely favoring Depp.

Clemence Michallon reports:

Clemence MichallonJune 25, 2022 01:00

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