Amber Heard demands defamation case verdict against Johnny Depp be dismissed
Amber Heard’s legal team said they would appeal the verdict, and they have. Heard’s legal team filed a 43-page memorandum on July 1 arguing the verdict that she defamed Johnny Depp was not supported by enough evidence and that the case is retried. Lawyers questioned the amount awarded to Heard’s ex-husband and targeted a juror.
In a lengthy memorandum, the ‘Aquaman actress claimed Depp “abandoned any claims that Ms. Heard’s statements were false.” Elaine Bredehoft, Heard’s lead attorney, signed this court brief. Depp’s lawyer dismissed Heard’s motion as “what we expected, just longer, no more substantive.” The motion claimed Depp’s award was excessive.
Amber Heard’s lawyers argued that Depp’s lawyers inflated the damages “He promised to limit his damages to Dec. 18, 2018, through Nov. 2, 2020. Instead, the “Pirates” actor “After Ms. Heard accused Mr. Depp of domestic violence in May 2016, he urged the jury to restore his reputation and legacy to his children.
Amber Heard’s 2018 op-ed targeted Johnny Depp subliminally. Heard defamed Depp in three sentences, including a headline she didn’t write. The court brief said Heard “never saw the headline until Mr. Depp sued her,” although she tweeted the article. Lawyers argued Johnny Depp’s $10 million awards and denied Heard’s involvement with the defamatory op-ed. They also pushed a jury member into court’s investigation, debating whether he improperly served on the jury.
Johnny Depp is still in hot water. Amber Heard’s lawyers could reopen the case and retry both actors. Gregg ‘Rocky’ Brooks, a ‘City of Lies’ crew member, has sued Depp in Los Angeles. The manager says Depp insulted and punched him. July 25, 2022, is the court date.