Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has won a defamatory case against his ex-wife Amber Heard. The jury read the decision in a courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia on Wednesday, June 1. The court session is broadcast live by AS.
The discussion lasted about 12 hours. The jury reportedly concluded that Heard unfairly slandered Depp in an article published in The Washington Post, where she called herself “a public figure representing victims of domestic violence.” Despite the fact that the publication did not name Depp, CNN reported that the article cost him his career and lucrative roles in famous films.
The decision in favor of Depp was made on two counts, now Hurd must pay him compensation of $ 15 million. At the same time, on one count, the jury ruled in favor of Hurd.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were married from 2015 to 2017. In 2016, the actress filed for divorce, and then accused her ex-husband of “three days of torment with physical abuse.”
Depp denies violence against his wife and claims that the actress herself used physical violence against him. The actor’s lawyers also reported Heard’s infidelity, saying that she allegedly cheated on him with colleague James Franco and businessman Elon Musk.