Johnny Depp wins defamation trial against Amber Heard, awarded over $10m in damages

Johnny Depp wins defamation case against Amber Heard

Amber Heard exits the Virginia courthouse on June 1 after her ex-husband Johnny Depp wins defamation case against her. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)

Johnny Depp won his defamation case against Amber Heard Wednesday with a jury giving him $15 million following an explosive seven-week trial that was characterized by shocking claims of abuse aired by both parties.

The jury was to be in the favor of Depp in all aspects and the seven-member panel didn’t take into account Heard’s claims of sexual and domestic violence assault.

The judge Penney Azcarate reduced Depp’s punitive damages verdict of $5 million down to just $350,000, the highest amount permitted under Virginia law. This brings the total to just over $10 million.

Depp is 58 and is currently on tour with musician Jeff Beck in England, was not present for the verdict. Heard 36 was at the table for the defense, wearing a the most sombre expression while she was awaiting the verdict at Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia.

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Johnny Depp spotted at Newcastle pub prior to major victory in defamation lawsuit

Johnny Depp, wearing a sunglasses and a baseball cap and sunglasses, was seen welcoming patrons to the Newcastle bar in England approximately one hour before the jury in his defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard reached a verdict.

“Surreal to have had the pleasure of meeting the man just an hour prior to the verdict was handed down to the actor and I’m so happy that he’s back in my hometown of Newcastle in the UK to relax and revel in the celebration,” wrote Gary Spedding who shared the image of Depp on Twitter.

Newcastle is located in the northeast region of England and is just a couple of miles away from Gateshead which is where Depp will perform along with guitar player Jeff Beck Thursday night as part of a concert tour.

Depp was not in court Wednesday, when the jury handed more than $10 million in damages , finding an ex-wife who insulted him by declaring him an abuser in an 2018 opinion piece.

The panel also ruled Heard’s case in favor of an aspect of the countersuit, and awarded her $2 million.

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard make statements following the jury’s decision.

Amber Heard in Fairfax County Circuit Court in the course of Johnny Depp’s ex-husband’s defamation trial in her case. (Jim Lo Scalzo via Reuters)

A jury of the Johnny Depp-Amber Sheard defamation case ruled on Wednesday. The jury awarded to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star compensation of $10 million along with $5 million punitive damage.

The judge Penney Azcarate reduced Depp’s punitive damages verdict by $5 million, to $350,000, the maximum amount allowed under Virginia law. This brought the total to just under $10 million.

The two parties released separate statements after the announcement. “The regret that I’m feeling right now is unimaginable,” Heard’s statement said. “I’m sad that the evidence was not enough to withstand the power, influence, and influence of my former husband.

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June 1st

Johnny Depp trial watchers proclaim “Justice for Johnny!” after verdict read

FAIRFAX Va. – – Court spectators gathered outside the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial reacted to the jury’s verdict on Wednesday.

“Shock or joy,” one woman, Nuha said to Fox News as she wiped off tears. “I didn’t think he would win, and this is incredible.”

The jury gave Depp more than 10 million dollars in the defamation case he made with his former wife. He was awarded more than $10 million. Pirates of the Caribbean star stated that Heard was awarded the sum of $2 million in her personal allegations and slammed him for it by writing in an op-ed published in 2018 that she was the victim of domestic violence.

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Johnny Depp’s legal team talks to reporters in the courthouse

Johnny Depp fans erupted in cheers when his attorneys, Ben Chew and Camille Vasquez left the courthouse. They also made a brief speech.

“Today’s decision confirms that we’ve been saying from the beginning, that the accusations made against Johnny Depp are defamatory and not supported by any evidence. are so thankful to our jury members for their thoughtful deliberate deliberations, as well as to the judge as well as the court personnel,” Vasquez said.

Chew said that his team was “truly delighted” to be able to represent Depp and “pleased that the trial resonated with millions of people within the public who believe in the truth as well as justice.”

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Johnny Depp issues statement celebrating victory

A photo featuring Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in court on May 3. (Jim Watson/pool through AP)

Following the time that Johnny Depp won his defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard, he released the following statement via his publicist.

“Six year ago today, I lost my life, the lives of my children as well as the lives of those who are closest to me as well as the lives of people who for long years have embraced my faith and belief in me forever altered.”

“All within a blink. False, extremely serious and criminal accusations were hurled at me through the media, which resulted in an incessant stream of hateful content, yet there was never a single charge brought against me. The media had already traveled the globe twice in just a few seconds and caused a major impact on my life as well as my professional career.”

“And six years after that, the jury granted me the life I had lost. I am humbled. The decision to pursue this matter, knowing very well the magnitude of the legal challenges I’d have to face and the inevitable global show that I would have to endure was made only after much consideration.

“From the beginning, the purpose of the case was to uncover the truth regardless of what the outcome. Being honest was something I owed my children as well as to everyone else who have stood firm in their devotion to me.

“I feel content that I’ve finally achieved this. I have been overwhelmed by the flood of love and the overwhelming generosity and support from all over the globe. I am hoping that my effort to get the truth known will help others, women or men who are in similar circumstances and that those who are supporting those who have been there for them will never stop.”

“I would also like to see this will lead to a return to innocent until the case is resolvable, both in the courts as well as within the press. I would like to recognize the great work done by the judge, the jurors, the court personnel and Sheriffs that given up their time to reach this point and also to my tenacious and unwavering legal team that performed an outstanding job helping me share the truth. The greatest is yet to come and the next chapter has been written.”

“Veritas numquam perit. Truth is never lost. ”

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Jury gives Johnny Depp $13 million more than what it awards Amber Heard

A photo collage featuring Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in court. (Jim Lo Scalzo via Reuters)

In a stunning win in favor of Johnny Depp, the seven-member panel decided in the actor’s favor on every point and granted him $10 million as compensation for damages, and another 5 million for punitive damages.

In a tinkering win to Amber Heard, the jury concluded that a single comment that she made during her defense was defamatory. The jury she was awarded two million dollars in compensation, and no punitive damages.

The verdict suggests that the jury did believe that Depp was abusing Heard. The judge Penney Azcarate reduced the $5 million amount of punitive damages to $350,000, which is the maximum amount allowed by Virginia law.

Heard being surrounded by her sibling, walked from the building, not talking to the media following the tragic loss.

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Amber Heard issues statement following loss in defamation case

Amber Heard exited the Virginia courthouse on June 1 following the announcement that her the ex-husband Johnny Depp won his defamation lawsuit against her. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)

Amber Heard released a statement via her publicist following the verdict of the jury that awarded her ex-husband Johnny Depp, $15 million in damages for defamation lawsuit with the “Aquaman” actress.

“The sadness I’m feeling today is unimaginable. I am devastated that the plethora of evidence was not enough to defy the immense influence, power and influence of my husband’s ex,” Heard said in her statement.

“I’m extremely disappointed the impact of this verdict on other women. This is an unintended setback. It reverses the clock to the time where a woman who stood up and spoke out would be publicly embarrassed and shamed. It dispels the notion that women’s violence has not to be taken seriously.” she added.

“I believe that Johnny’s lawyers were successful in convincing jurors to overlook the crucial aspect regarding Freedom of Speech and ignore evidence so convincing that we prevailed at the UK,” Heard noted. “I’m sorry that I failed in this case. But I’m even more disappointed that I’ve lost a right I believed I was entitled to as an American to be able to express myself freely and without fear.”

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Jury decides to award Amber Heard $2 million in compensation for damages

The jury also ruled for Amber Heard in her countersuit against Johnny Depp, awarding her $2 million in compensatory damages.

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June 1st

Johnny Depp awarded $15 million in damages, but the judge reduces the amount

In a major victory on Tuesday, Johnny Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages, and an additional 5 million as punitive damages.

Judge Penney Azcarate reduced amount of punitive damages to $350,000, which is the maximum amount allowed by Virginia law.

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Johnny Depp wins defamation case against Amber Heard


Johnny Depp won his defamation case against Amber Heard in a sweeping victory.

The jury, comprised of seven members, ruled in Depp’s favour on every accusation of defamation. Heard with a serious expression when his verdict read out in the courtroom.

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Jury arrives in the courtroomand then it leaves

Amber Heard waits to hear the verdict in Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against her. (Screenshot)

The seven-member panel walked into the courtroom.

The judge Penney Azcarate informed the jury that they had to fill in the damage portion of the verdict form, informing what amount the other side must be given. Then she sent them back to the room for deliberation.

The absence indicates that the jury concluded the defamatory statements were made on the other side.

Heard that he was wearing black, had a solemn expression. Johnny Depp is on tour in the UK with guitarist Jeff Beck.

A slew of Depp supporters turned up following the confirmation of the verdict was announced out. They gathered on the front steps of the courthouse.

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Amber Heard arrives for verdict

Amber Heard is in the courtroom, waiting to hear the jury’s verdict. Johnny Depp is not. The actress’ sister Whitney Henriquez Heard, was seated behind her in the first row in the gallery.

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Johnny Depp will not be in the courtroom to hear his verdict, Amber Heard will

An insider of Johnny Depp confirmed he will not be at the decision.

“Due to obligations to work prior to the trial The actor. Depp will not be physically present today for the 3.30 p.m. verdict, and will be watching the trial from in the United Kingdom,” the source explained.

Depp The 58-year-old has been performing together with guitar player Jeff Beck in England and has appeared in at least three performances since the jurors started the deliberations on Friday.

Heard is on his way for the courthouse.

“Your presence on the scene shows what your priorities are,” said a spokesperson for Heard. “Johnny Depp is playing his guitar from his home in the UK as Amber Heard waits for a decision in Virginia. Depp is enjoying his snickering and lack seriousness while on tour.”

The Director of Herald PR, Juda Engelmayer who is the representative for Harvey Weinstein, said it was a negative image for Depp.

“He’s already thinking that he’s won and it is a complete arrogance” Engelmayer told Fox News Digital.

“It’s that he is convinced that you’re a rock star, and that’s all. I would have advised him to come back or at minimum, told him to keep away from the spotlight.”

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Jurors reach verdict in Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard


A picture featuring Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. (Getty)

The verdict will not be made public at 3 p.m. Seven jurors went on a lunch break that ended around 12:45 p.m.

Amber Heard is expected to attend, while Johnny Depp is not. The jury deliberated for almost 13 hours in three days.

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Jury members break for lunch until 12:45 p.m.

The panel of seven members will be taking lunch break from 12:45 to 12:45 p.m.

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Monica Lewinsky weighs in on Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard


A photo collage that features Monica Lewinsky and former President Bill Clinton. (Diana Walker/Getty Images)

Monica Lewinsky weighed in on Monica Lewinsky’s opinion on Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial in an opinion piece Tuesday, describing it as “courtroom porn” and “pure automobile wreck.”

“We are so acquainted to this narrow, cynical saga of online interactions that we see the trial as not tragic or painful, but rather as an unintentional car wreck: easy to access, funny and immediately satisfying,” she wrote of Fairfax County Circuit Court civil trial in Virginia which was live streamed across every major media platform.

The seven-week show was described by the author as “courtroom porn” that the general public consumes via the biased feeds of social media within this Vanity Fair piece.

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Jurors began deliberating at 9 a.m.

The seven-member group began its third day of discussions on Wednesday early in the morning, in the 9 a.m.

The case was filed on Friday, but they only spent two hours deliberating the issue before being taken home for the weekend.

They returned on Tuesday , and worked for seven hours, before advising the court that they were prepared to head home for the night.

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Kate Moss attends Johnny Depp’s concern in London




Model Kate Moss attended Johnny Depp’s rock concert on Tuesday in London in the midst of waiting for the verdict of his $50 million defamation lawsuit with his wife Amber Heard, a source confirmed.

It was the third time that Depp performed with the legendary guitar player Jeff Beck, and he invited Moss as his guest according to the source.

Photos shared on the internet show Depp on stage , rocking out Tuesday , a night after standing to applause in the same location.

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Jury dismissed after more 90 minutes of debate

The jury hasn’t come to an agreement after nearly 9 hours deliberations in two days. They’ll begin weighing the case on Wednesday morning at 9 a.m.

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Johnny Depp is staying at Ritz and eating chicken parms during the bombshell trial


A picture from Johnny Depp with his signature was recently added to the wall of The Palm restaurant.


Johnny Depp has been camped at the Ritz-Carlton in Virginia in the midst of his long trial for defamation against his the ex of his wife Amber Heard, recuperating from the daily grind of courtroom with chicken Parmigiana dinners and red wines Sources told Fox News Digital.

Jurors were presented with the sensational case on Friday. They deliberated for two hours prior to taking a break to celebrate Memorial Day weekend. They returned on Tuesday to consider the case.

It is located about 15 minutes of just 15 minutes from Fairfax County Courthouse, the five-star hotel is located located in McLean, Virginia, conveniently linked to a luxury shopping center that houses Louis Vuitton and Gucci among other luxury stores.

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Jurors in Johnny Depp defamation case ask first question

The jury of seven returned from the lunch break at around 1 p.m. After a short period after, the panel was informed by the court that there was an issue.

The jury questioned the judge Penney Azcarate to clarify whether the jury’s instructions referenced Amber Heard’s entire article or only the title “I protested against sexual violence and fought the wrath of our society.”

The judge sent back with a note that stated the question did not refer to the headline.

“The assertion is the headline, not the entire article,” Azcarate said in court.

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Jury breaks for lunch till 1 p.m.

The seven-member panel is taking a the break for lunch up to 1 p.m.

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Lily-Rose Depp is turning 23 in the midst of her the ugly trial of her father


A photo collage that features Johnny Depp and his daughter Lily-Rose depp. (Getty)


Lily-Rose Depp rang in her 23rd birthday in the midst of her father’s lawsuit for defamation worth $100 million against her ex-wife Amber Heard.

Depp celebrated her 23rd birthday on May 27,, and celebrated the milestone on Instagram Sunday , posting two pictures of her in the pink camisole, sporting the same red “Birthday Princess” sash.

In one picture the actress, who is also who is a Chanel Brand Ambassador, smiled while she was seated in front of an unfinished bunk bed. A bouquet of flowers tied in a bow of pink shown in a second photo taken on the same day. It has been viewed the attention of more than 1.2 million views.

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May 31st

The lawyers of Johnny Depp show up in court on Tuesday


Camille Vasquez exits the Fairfax County Courthouse in Virginia Tuesday, about an hour after she arrived in the courthouse, while jurors deliberate. (Backgrid)


Johnny Depp’s legal teamwhich included Camille Vasquez and Ben Chew were at the Fairfax County Courthouse Tuesday morning just before jurors began discussions in the case of defamation against the actor.

A little over an hour later, Vasquez, wearing white her favorite color along with others Depp lawyers left the courthouse for a short time before returning to the courtroom, where a group of seven jurors are discussing.

Depp is most likely to be located in England and is currently touring together with his guitarist Jeff Beck, while Heard is in close proximity in the event that a verdict is handed in, as sources told Fox News Digital.

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Johnny Depp fans drives by courthouse , complete with an elaborate pirate vessel


Fox News cameraman Martin Heina took this photo of a Johnny Depp fan’s makeshift pirate ship outside of the Fairfax County Courthouse. (Martin Heina)


The Johnny Depp fan circled the courthouse twice on Tuesday, dragging the pirate ship he built on an empty trailer bed.

The elaborate prop adorned with rope, anchor, and the intricate”Pirates of the Caribbean” mural sped by when jurors resumed their deliberations on Tuesday.

A life-size figure that resembled a pirate tacked on the bow to a cannon to pay tribute to Johnny Depp’s most infamous film part.

The trial, which was a bit of a sham, has included the most bizarre Depp fans , one of them dressed as the character Captain Jack Sparrow.

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Is Johnny Depp be in court to hear the decision?



Johnny Depp played London Royal Albert Hall in England Monday night with guitar player Jeff Beck.

The team hasn’t yet confirmed the presence of the judge in the event that the jury comes to an outcome at Fairfax County Courthouse — however it’s unlikely.

The lawyer for Depp, Camille Vasquez, asked the judge Penney Azcarate last week whether Depp was required to attend and she replied that no.

After seven long and exhausting days, Depp jetted off to England during the weekend to go on tour with Beck.

The jury deliberated for less than two hours on Friday before being dismissed. They’ll return to the court on Tuesday morning to begin the deliberations.

The trial’s main judge is likely to be not present the courtroom was crowded. Only around a dozen people arrived on Tuesday to enter the courtroom. Heard is expected to be in attendance for the verdict, according to a insider close to her staff confirmed.

Over 300 people stood in line for hours just to get a glimpse of”The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star.

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May 27th

Jurors return home for the weekend.

The jury deliberated for two hours on Friday, but did not reach the verdict.

The seven-member panel, comprised of two men and five women, was sent back to their homes for a long weekend.

The judge Penney Azcarate instructed them to return on Tuesday, on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. for the purpose of the process of weighing the case.

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The summaries are completed, jurors begin discussions


A photo that features Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in the Fairfax County Courthouse Friday May 27 2022. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, Pool)


Jurors began deliberations on Friday afternoon around three p.m. after hearing the summaries for more than four hours.

Seven jurors will determine whether to decide to award Johnny Depp $50 million over an opinion piece Amber Heard wrote identifying herself as a victim of domestic violence.

The legal team of Depp’s lawyer argued that the report was not true and damaged his career and reputation.

This panel is also expected to consider Heard’s counterclaim of $100 million against Depp who is accused of cooperating with his lawyer in order to defame his client by claiming her abuse allegations as a fake.

The jury, comprised of five men and two women been listening for six weeks to evidence and will now be able to debate it for the first time.

Justice Penney Azcarate didn’t say how late jurors could deliberate, but she said she wouldn’t be serving dinner.

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