Johnny Depp won the defamation suit he had filed against his ex-wife, Amber Heard. He was awarded 15 million dollars in damages. Camille Vasquez, the star lawyer had a key role to play in the whole battle, she broke down after the verdict was announced. After weeks of battling it out in the courts, Depp emerged victorious, much to the joy of his fans. He feels vindicated and many fans have called for Hollywood to apologize to the Jack Sparrow actor.
With this huge victory, Depp has seemingly vindicated himself after he was accused of domestic violence and abuse by his ex-wife. He lost film roles and other opportunities due to those allegations.
Camille Vasquez Breaks Down in Tears in Court
Depp’s star lawyer, Camille Vasquez broke down after the verdict was delivered. After a bitterly fought contest, the win must be a sweet one for her and her team. she reportedly later said:
“Today’s verdict confirms what we have said from the beginning – that the claims against Johnny Depp are defamatory and unsupported by any evidence. We are grateful, so grateful to the jury for their careful deliberation.”
Amber Heard Terms It As A Setback
Heard, meanwhile released a statement terming her apparent loss in the case as a setback. She wrote:
“The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I’m heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence, and sway of my ex-husband,” she said in a statement.”
“I’m even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It is a setback… It sets back the idea that violence against women is to be taken seriously,” she said.”
Depp v. Heard: The Case Background
Johnny Depp filed a lawsuit claiming 50 million dollars against Amber Heard for an op-ed that she wrote for the Washington Post. This piece was about abusive relationships in 2018 and was titled: “Amber Heard: I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change“ Though the article did not name Depp directly, the actor claimed that it hurt his career. What do you think of the whole matter? And Johnny Depp’s win? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.