A jury in Virginia is responsible for the fate of the highly-publicized defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.
Who will be held liable for alleged damages that may cost millions in their controversial defamation trial?
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Seven jurors will rule out whether Amber Heard defamated her former husband Johnny Depp in an op-ed article in 2018 claiming herself as a public figure representing domestic abuse.
The jury will also decide whether the 36-year-old actress should be on the hook to pay for the damages in millions.
The prosecution of defamation has been under scrutiny since it began last month on 11th April in the Virginia Advertisement Fairfax County.
For about four weeks, Heard and Depp have been putting accusations back and forth before a jury. The trial is on a weeklong hiatus and will begin on 16th May.
The closing arguments from the legal teams of both parties are expected to occur on the 27th of May. The jury would most likely deliberate the fate of the former pair shortly after. It may take a few hours or even a few days as well.
The Aquaman actress is not in danger of serving a sentence because no criminal charges have been filed against her. Depp has filed a lawsuit against her for civil charges.
There is a possibility that the jury is not held accountable by either side. Depp and Heard may also be awarded damages.
If the jury decides that Heard should be off the hook in the Depps case, then on the other hand, there is a chance that Heard will be dismissed.
On a private island, Amber Heard dated Johnny Depp. Regardless, they remained married for 15 months before they separated.
Heard, who plays the Pirates of the Caribbean in the defamation campaign, claims that the post of Heards hampered his career as well as his reputation. Following Heards'' op-ed, the actor was removed from other franchises, including Pirates of the Caribbean and the Fantastic Beasts, which cost him tens of millions.
The actress was then accused of posing him for a $100 million lawsuit alleging that she was abused during their relationship.
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