Johnny Depp-Amber Heard verdict highlights: Johnny Depp wins defamation case, Amber Heard ordered to pay $15 million

Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard verdict highlights: Verdict has been reached and the jury has found Amber Heard guilty of defamation, ordering her to pay $15 million in damages. Johnny Depp was also ordered to pay $2 million in Amber's countersuit.

Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard verdict highlights: Jury reaches the verdict.
Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard verdict highlights: Jury reaches the verdict.
Updated on Jun 02, 2022 01:27 AM IST
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Jurors have reached a verdict in trial between Hollywood stars Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. The ex couple accused each other of abuse in the defamation trial.

The verdict will be read in Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia at 3 p.m. ET (12.30 am IST on Thursday).

Johnny had sued his ex-wife Amber for $50 million and argued that she defamed him when she called herself "a public figure representing domestic abuse" in a newspaper opinion piece. Amber filed a countersuit for $100 million, saying he smeared her by calling her a liar.

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  • Jun 02, 2022 01:20 AM IST

    Amber Heard says she is ‘heartbroken’

    In response to the verdict, Amber Heard released a statement and said she was ‘disappointed’ and ‘heartbroken’ at the decision. “I am sad I lost this case,” she said.

  • Jun 02, 2022 01:18 AM IST

    Johnny Depp says the ‘jury gave me my life back’

    In a statement in reaction to the judgement, Johnny Depp said he was humbled and that the “jury gave me my life back”. He added that he was now at peace.

  • Jun 02, 2022 01:08 AM IST

    Crowds cheering for Johnny Depp outside the courtroom

    Law and Crime Channel reports that the crowd gathered outside the courthouse cheered every time a decision went in Johnny's favour and was streamed on the screen outside.

  • Jun 02, 2022 01:00 AM IST

    Johnny Depp ordered to pay $2 million in countersuit

    The jury also found Johnny Depp guilty on some counts of defamation in Amber's countersuit against him. The actor was asked to pay $2 million in compensation.

  • Jun 02, 2022 12:58 AM IST

    Amber Heard ordered to pay damages worth $15 million

    The jury has ordered Amber Heard to pay compensatory damages of $10 million and punitive damages of $5 million

  • Jun 02, 2022 12:53 AM IST

    Johnny Depp wins defamation case

    The jury has found Amber Heard guilty of defamation and ruled that Johnny Depp has been able to prove he was defamed.

  • Jun 02, 2022 12:44 AM IST

    Johnny Depp fans absent from outside courthouse

    With Johnny Depp in UK and not present in the court, his fans, who have thronged outside the court for weeks, are also absent. As soon as word spread over the weekend that the actor wasn't in town, fans appeared to have stayed home.

  • Jun 02, 2022 12:38 AM IST

    Jurors sent back after they forgot to fill form completely

    The judge as sent the jury back as they forgot to fill the compensatory damages section of the verdict. The court is in recess briefly. Verdict to be read after the recess.

  • Jun 02, 2022 12:29 AM IST

    Amber Heard arrives at the courthouse

    AS reported that Amber Heard arrived at the courthouse roughly at 2.45pm ET (12.15am IST) in a crew cab truck. She was accompanied by her sister Whitney.

  • Jun 02, 2022 12:19 AM IST

    Jury deliberated for 13 hours

    According to reports from NBC and AS, the seven-member jury deliberated for almost 13 hours. The deliberations began on Friday afternoon. After a break for the weekend, the jury deliberated all day on Tuesday and it was announced on Wednesday afternoon that they had reached a verdict.

  • Jun 02, 2022 12:10 AM IST

    Johnny Depp performed at a concert in UK on Monday

    On Monday, Johnny Depp performed at a concert in Sheffield, UK, days after the end of the trial. The actor surprised fans by appearing alongside English guitarist Jeff Beck on the stage and performed a number of tracks. Read more here

  • Jun 01, 2022 11:58 PM IST

    Amber Heard's legal team attacks Johnny Depp for not being in court

    Amber Heard's legal team has said Johnny Depp not being present in the court shows his ‘lack of seriousness’. According to a statement from Amber's camp, “Your presence shows where your priorities are. Johnny Depp plays guitar in the UK while Amber Heard waits for a verdict in Virginia. Depp is taking his snickering and lack of seriousness on tour.”

  • Jun 01, 2022 11:48 PM IST

    Johnny Depp will not be in the court for the verdict

    The Law and Crime Network has reported that while Amber Heard will be present in the court for the judgement, Johnny Depp won't be. The actor is currently in the UK for work commitments and is expected to attend the proceedings via video.

  • Jun 01, 2022 11:39 PM IST

    Jury has reached the verdict

    A seven-member jury has reached the verdict in the case, which is expected to be read at 3pm ET on Wednesday (12.30am IST on Thursday).

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