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Johnny Depp-Amber Heard: A Verdict Is In……And Captain Jack Sparrow Is The Winner!

It seems like finally it is the ‘all well that ends well’ phase for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard as a verdict was pronounced in the Johnny Depp, Amber Heard defamation case as jury ends day’s deliberations.

A jury finally ruled out mostly in favour of Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard, ending the multimillion-dollar defamation case. In the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard verdict, the jurors awarded Mr Depp $15m in compensatory and punitive damages. On the other hand, Ms Heard was awarded $2m in compensatory damages as she won one of the three counter-claims against Johnny Depp. 

The panel previously met for seven hours on Tuesday and two hours on Friday as the whole world was waiting for the verdict and were glued to the their Television screen.   

Meanwhile as the high-profile trial has ended now, the 58-year-old Johnny Depp went to England over the Memorial Day weekend and appeared at concerts by Jeff Beck in Sheffield on Sunday and at Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday. Along with being an actor, Johnny is also a guitarist and has a band, including the Hollywood Vampires, with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry.

In the entire trial, the fans mostly supported Captain Jack Sparrow aka Johnny Depp and had lined up overnight for coveted courtroom seats. While Johnny Depp thanked the jury for giving him his life back, Amber Heard said that this verdict is a huge setback for women across the world and that she is heartbroken by the court’s decision.

What Is The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Defamation Case All About?

Actor Johnny Depp filed a case against his ex-wife Amber Heard over an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in December 2018 in which she portrayed herself as a ‘public figure representing domestic abuse.’ 

Heard, starring a role in ‘Aquaman,’ did not directly named Depp in her op-ed, but the actor sued her for implying that he was a domestic abuser and is pursuing $50 million in damages. In turn, the 36-year-old Heard sued him in return for $100 million, claiming that she suffered ‘rampant physical violence and abuse’ when she was with him. 

During the trial, dozens of witnesses attested, including Depp’s bodyguards, Hollywood executives, agents, entertainment industry experts, doctors, friends, and relatives.  There were also reports that Tesla CEO Elon Musk might appear as a witness from Heard’s side and testify against Johnny Depp. 

There are strong rumours that Elon Musk have, in the past, dated Amber Heard. 

What Happened At The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Television Court Trial? 

Depp and Heard each spent days on the witness stand during the televised trial, which hundreds of star fans attended. A ‘#JusticeForJohnnyDepp’ campaign accompanied this trial on social media.  

Video and audio recordings of heated, profanity-laced arguments between the couple were played for the jury, showing photographs of injuries allegedly suffered by Heard during their volatile relationship. A gruesome finger injury that Depp suffered while filming an instalment of “Pirates” in Australia in March 2015 was also shown publicly. Depp proclaimed that the tip of his finger was cut off when Amber threw a vodka bottle at him. Heard said she did not know how the injury occurred.  

Heard alleged that Depp would become a physically and sexually abusive ‘monster’ during alcohol- and drug-fueled binges and resisted her repeated efforts to curb his drinking and drug use.  However, Depp attested that Heard was frequently violent and said it was ‘brutal’ to listen to ‘outlandish’ charges of domestic abuse against him.  

“No human being is perfect, certainly not, none of us, but I have never in my life committed sexual battery, physical abuse,” said Johnny Depp. 

Amber Heard married Johnny Depp in 2015 and the couple got separated in 2017. She obtained a restraining charge against him in May 2016, citing domestic violence as the reason. A three-time Oscar nominee, Johnny Depp filed a defamation suit in London for Amber allegedly calling him a ‘wife-beater.’ However, he lost that case in November 2020.  Both sides have also claimed damage to their Hollywood careers due to the Court trial. 


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