Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard: Know Why Aquaman Star Was Awarded USD 2 Million in Defamation Trial

In what came up as a sigh of relief for Johnny Depp fans, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor won the defamation case against Amber Heard on Tuesday, with the jury awarding Johnny more than USD 10 million and his ex-wife USD 2 million 

All eyes were on Johnny and Depp as the six-week trial featured explicit and graphic evidence and testimony detailing the former Hollywood couple’s soured relationship 

The case was over a suit filed by Depp against Heard over a December 2018 op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post describing herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse” 

Although the op-ed did not mention Depp, he said that it pointed towards him and had hurt his career 

The trial ended when the seven-member jury at the Fairfax County Court in Virginia, US, said Depp should receive USD 10 million in compensatory damages and USD 5 million in punitive damages 

the state law caps the amount for punitive damages at USD 350,000, meaning Depp was awarded a total of USD 10.35 million

Interestingly, the Aquaman star has also been awarded an amount of 2 Million USD 

The jurors closely inspected the three statements, in particular made by a lawyer appearing on behalf of Depp. 

Heard, who sat silently in the court as the verdict was being delivered, said she was “heartbroken” 

“I’m even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women