Amber Heard faces high legal hurdles seeking to reverse Johnny Depp win
The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard libel trial, which generated
intense interest for two months earlier this year as a livestreamed, no-holds-
barred soap opera featuring one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, is not fading away quietly.
Earlier this month, Heard’s lawyers filed a 51-page motion asking Judge Penney
Azcarate to set aside the jury’s verdict, which gave $10 million to Depp and $2
million to Heard on competing defamation claims.
The motion cites multiple reasons that the verdict is untenable, from the
surprising decision to declare both sides victorious to one extent or another, to
a bizarre case of mistaken identity with one of the jurors.