Amber Heard files notice to appeal against $10.35 million verdict against Johnny Depp
More than a month after a US court announced its verdict in favour of Johnny Depp in his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard, she has filed a notice to appeal against the judgement that directed her to pay $10.35 million to him. She was held responsible for defaming Johnny through her 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post in which she described herself as a ‘public figure representing domestic abuse’. Amber's legal team submitted the appeal notice to the Virginia Court of Appeals, seeking to overturn the lower court's June 1 ruling, reported Reuters. The agency quoted her spokesperson as saying, "We believe the court made errors that prevented a just and fair verdict consistent with the First Amendment. We are therefore appealing the verdict."
According to Variety, Johnny's spokesperson said that they are confident the court will uphold the June 1 verdict. “The jury listened to the extensive evidence presented during the six-week trial and came to a clear and unanimous verdict that the defendant herself defamed Mr. Depp, in multiple instances. We remain confident in our case and that this verdict will stand," his spokesperson said according to the portal.
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