The world of cinema is afire with anticipation as Amber Heard prepares for her comeback at the illustrious Taormina Film Festival.
Actor Amber Heard said on Monday she would settle defamation claims that were brought against her by ex-husband and fellow actor Johnny Depp, ending years of legal wrangling over dueling claims of abuse during their marriage. In an Instagram post, Heard said the decision to settle with Depp was “very difficult” and followed “a great deal of deliberation.” The actress said this was “not an act of concession.” In June, Depp had won a mulimillion-dollar jury verdict for his defamation suit against Heard.
Could a jury that was witness to this lopsided public support for Depp, truly be relied upon to deliver a verdict unencumbered by any of it, as was expected of them?
The creator of the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling, is probably the richest author in the world, with an estimated net worth of USD 1 billion. In one estimate, Rowling made USD 181 per minute or USD 4.37 per word in 2016-17.
Actor Johnny Depp won more than $10 million in damages on Wednesday, achieving a near-total victory in a defamation suit against ex-wife Amber Heard to cap a six-week trial featuring graphic testimony about the stars' soured relationship.
The trial of Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard has been plastered across all social platforms, tabloids and news outlets. After six weeks of testimonies, the jury unanimously rewarded damages to both parties — against Heard for defaming Depp, and against Depp’s ex lawyer for calling Heard’s allegation a hoax. In effect, both were found culpable to a degree of defaming each other. They awarded Depp $15 million in damages from Heard, and awarded Heard $2 million from Depp.
Mere moments after the verdict was passed on the Depp vs Heard defamation lawsuit, both parties issued their own individual statements.
A jury on Wednesday awarded Johnny Depp more than $10 million in his libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, vindicating his stance that Heard fabricated claims that she was abused by Depp before and during their brief marriage.
A jury began deliberations on Friday in the blockbuster defamation case between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard after a six-week trial featuring blistering mutual accusations of domestic abuse. The seven-person jury met for about two hours after lawyers delivered closing arguments in the case heard in Fairfax, Virginia, near the US capital.