Amber Heard's lawyers have moved the court to set aside the verdict against her or order a fresh trial. Amber’s legal team has said there is ‘no evidence’ to substantiate the $10 mn in damages she has been ordered to pay Johnny.

Amber was ordered to pay $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. Johnny Depp had sued Amber Heard for defaming him in a 2018 Washington Post article, where she called herself a survivor of domestic abuse

  

After losing trial against Johnny Depp, Amber Heard asks court to dismiss verdict. Says 'there's no evidence'

WHAT?

Amber Heard's lawyers have moved the court to set aside the verdict against her or order a fresh trial. Amber’s legal team has said there is ‘no evidence’ to substantiate the $10 mn in damages she has been ordered to pay Johnny.

WHY?

Johnny Depp had sued Amber Heard for defaming him in a 2018 Washington Post article, where she called herself a survivor of domestic abuse. According to Court House News, in the court brief submitted by Amber’s legal team, they argue that Johnny’s team “proceeded solely on a defamation by implication theory, abandoning any claims that Ms Heard’s statements were actually false.” The brief also claimed again that Amber was unaware of the headline of her 2018 article.

The motion also questioned the damages awarded to Amber in the case, saying that the amount is excessive. Amber was ordered to pay $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. Court House News also reported that Johnny’s legal team dismissed the appeal. In an email, his lawyer Ben Chew called it “what we expected, just longer, no more substantive.”

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met on the sets of The Rum Diary in 2009 and started dating a few years later. In 2015, they got married. During that time, Johnny Depp was in a long term relationship with French actress Vanessa Paradis while Amber Heard was dating photographer Tasya Van Ree. Following the split with their respective former partners, the two began secretly dating in 2011. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were engaged in 2014. The news became public when a picture emerged of the actress wearing an ornate engagement ring. They finally got married in 2015 in a very private ceremony on Depp's private island in the Bahamas.