The legal battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard continues. A little over a month after the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s defamation trial against his ex-wife was sentenced, the actress’s lawyers are asking for an annulment – including $ 10.35 million in damages awarded to the actor. – and the possibility of starting a new process. The lawyers’ request came through a 43-page document filed in the Fairfax County, Virginia, court.
The points on which Heard’s lawyers leverage
As the site also writes Variety, according to Heard’s team not enough evidence has been presented. They also argue that there was a formal defect involving a juror born in 1970, despite court officials listing the year of birth as 1945. This error would, in their opinion, an indication that the jurors would not be vetted. in the correct way. According to attorneys following Heard, the actress’s $ 10.35 million compensation to Depp is “inconsistent and irreconcilable” with the jury’s conclusion that both she and her ex-husband have defamed each other. each other.
Heard’s move was expected. In fact, immediately after the sentence of 1 June, it emerged that the actress had intended to appeal after the verdict, as she had announced at the New York Times Alafair Hall, spokesman for the actress, without however providing further details. And Elaine Charlson Bredehoft, Heard’s attorney, had also stated that Johnny Depp’s legal team had “demonized” his client and had been able to “suppress a mountain of evidence” in the process: “That’s why she was demonized. That’s why the jury got confused. “