Amber Heard Could Get The Johnny Depp Verdict Thrown Out

Amber Heard Could Get The Johnny Depp Verdict Thrown Out ...

Amber Heard's lawyers have filed post-trial motions to have her ex-husband's defamation lawsuit overturned. They claim that, despite the fact that she was not convicted of abuse by Depp, the evidence presented during the jury's selection raises questions about whether or not she can pay Johnny Depp's $350,000 fine. NBC Los Angeles and others have reported that Depp's lawyers have not found anything amiss about the fact that they were appointed to the jury's

Did you think Amber Heard's defamation case was over? Of course not. Heards lawyers are probably doing everything they can to try to sway the judgment in her ex-husbands' defamation case to a halt. However, what might be a serious shock is that they may actually have a legitimate chance at success.

Amber Heard's lawyers filed post-trial motions to have Johnny Depp's judgement overturned for two reasons. First, the lawyers argued that she must believe her ex-husband was innocent of abuse, regardless of whether or not she did abuse him. Second, and more interestingly, the lawyers for Heard contend that there are issues about one of the jurors.

According to Heards attorneys, the citizen in question isn't who they claimed to be. While Juror 15's year of birth was listed as 1945 in the files they received during jury selection, they have since discovered proof Juror 15 was born 25 years later in 1970. The alleged error raises the question whether Juror 15 received a jury summons and was properly vetted by the Court to serve on the jury.

The jury awarded the former Pirates of the Caribbean star $15 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages after the trial for the lawsuit against Johnny Depp concluded. Depp will almost certainly never receive $15 million from Heard.

Amber Heard was ordered to pay Johnny Depp $5 million in punitive damages on one hand, though this was not out of kindness. Virginia state law caps punitive damages at $350,000. Theres also the question of whether or not Heard can afford the $10.35 million damages that she still has to pay, and surveys of the actress' net worth suggest that she cannot.

Amber Heard's ability to pay Johnny Depp's allegations is a given for the time being, although there are indications that studios who had previously ruled him out may be open to welcoming him back for a while.

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