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‘She Was Demonized’: Amber Heard Planning to Appeal the Verdict

The trial concluded and Amber Heard isn’t ready to let her Johnny Depp trial conclusion sit. Her lawyer says that she is preparing to appeal her loss. Lawyer namely Elaine Bredehoft said that Amber Heard is intending to appeal the Johnny Depp trial judgment and even criticizes the jury for unfair influence.

Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard defamation trail final verdict
Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard defamation trial final verdict

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A short note, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp first began dating after working together on the modification of Hunter S. Thompson’s The Rum Diary and got married in 2015. But their relationship quickly became the subject of headlines.

Lawyer Says Amber Heard Is Planning to Appeal Johnny Depp Trial Verdict

Amber Heard accuses the final judgement is not fair
Amber Heard accuses the final judgment is not fair

After a long month of hectic testimonies from both sides, Depp owned the victory in the trial, though Heard wasn’t prepared. The judgment came to an end, and lawyer Elaine Bredehoft discussed with “Today”, the consequences of the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp defamation trial. The attorney criticized the jury for taking Johnny Depp’s account in the case. And also said that Heard will appeal the trial decision because she can’t afford the losses owed to her ex-husband.

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“She has some excellent grounds for it. She was demonized here. A number of things were allowed in this court that should not have been allowed, and it caused the jury to be confused. The damages are completely skewed. There are no damages. It stopped on November 2, 2020, which is when the judgment came down in the UK. [Can she pay the damages?] Oh no. Absolutely not. Really what happened here is a tale of two trials. It’s a horrible message. As I said, it’s a setback. It’s a significant setback because that’s exactly what it means. Unless you pull out your phone and you video your spouse or your significant another beating you, effectively you won’t be believed.”

Johnny Depp on his victory
Johnny Depp on his victory

Even though the jury mainly judged in favor of Johnny Depp against his ex-wife, Depp was still found responsible for one count of defamation against his wife. This resulted in the award of $2 million in damages while Depp was awarded $10 million. However, Bredehoft’s comments considering the trial verdict mainly come under the point with that of her client’s statement, criticizing the outcome as a “setback”.

Related: Jury Rules Against Amber Heard in Lawsuit, Johnny Depp Wins


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Written by Shreeparna Das