Amber Heard asks court to declare a mistrial in Johnny Depp defamation case over issue with juror
Attorneys for Amber Heard have asked the court to declare a mistrial
and order a new trial in the defamation case with her ex-husband Johnny Depp.
In court documents dated July 8 in the circuit court of Fairfax County, Virginia, which
supplemented an earlier filing, attorneys for Heard claim the information on the jury panel list
sent to counsel ahead of trial appears does not appear to match the demographics of one of the jurors.
Juror 15 was apparently born in 1970, but the summons to be a juror was for
someone of the same last name born in 1945, the court documents claim.
"Juror No. 15 was not the individual summoned for jury duty on April 11, 2022 and therefore was
not part of the jury panel and could not have properly served on the jury at this trial.