On June 1 (local time), the global public focused all of their attention on the final trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. They look forward to the moment when the jury decides that the actor or star will be the winner of the defamation lawsuit.
After 3 intense working days with a large volume of documents and evidence, 7 members of the jury came up with the final result. Victory belongs to the star Pirates of the Caribbean. He received $15 million from Heard.
Sharing after winning the lawsuit, Johnny Depp expressed: “The jury has given me my life back. From the beginning, the purpose of pursuing my case was to tell the truth, whatever the outcome.”
Johnny Depp: ‘I owe it to my kids and supporters’
On the last working day in the court of Fairfax, Virginia (USA), the jury found Heard smeared Depp on 3 counts and declared the actor the winner. He was awarded $10 million in punitive damages and $5 million in punitive damages. In total, Depp received $15 million from Heard.
On Heard’s side, the jury found that the lawsuit against Depp partly influenced her, so she received $ 2 million in compensation.
After winning the lawsuit against his ex-wife, Depp shared: “Six years ago, my life, my children and my supporters changed forever. All in the blink of an eye. The false accusations, very It’s serious, it’s caused a lot of hate. It’s circumnavigated the world twice at a nanosecond. It’s been a shock to my life and my career.”
“The jury gave me my life back. I really felt small,” added Depp.
The actor said that when he decided to pursue the lawsuit, he knew well the legal hurdles he had to face. He considered it after a period of careful thought.
“From the very beginning, the purpose of the lawsuit has been to reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome. Speaking the truth is something I owe my children and those who are steadfastly supporting me. I feel satisfied. when I’ve finally accomplished it. I’ve been overwhelmed by the love, support and kindness from the public all over the world during this time. I hope to act in line with my truth. It helps other people, men or women, who are in the same situation as me and all the supporters who never give up,” Depp shared.
The actor thanked the judge, the court staff, the jury, the sheriff, and the fans.
“A new chapter in my life has opened. The truth will never go away,” emphasized Depp.
Amber Heard: ‘I’m so sad I lost to Depp’
Hollywood stars are present in court to wait for the verdict to be announced. When the jury declared victory to Depp, Heard expressed disappointment.
She said the court’s ruling was “a step backwards for women”, making them lose their freedom of expression.
“I can’t put into words how disappointed I am after hearing the verdict. It hurts me when all my evidence is not strong enough to resist the power, the influence of my ex-husband. It was a step. It makes all the efforts of a woman who has spoken out, even though she knows she will be publicly humiliated, into meaningless,” the 36-year-old actress shared.
Depp’s lawyer and the audience burst out
Lawyer Vasquez shared: “We are very grateful to the jury for their careful consideration. At the same time, we express our great gratitude to the judge and staff at the court – who have spent a lot of time. , the resource for this lawsuit”.
Depp fans lined up outside the court gates. They held up banners and flowers and chanted the actor’s name as he won over Heard.