Amber Heard launches bid to overturn result of US libel battle with Johnny Depp

Amber Heard is bidding to overturn the verdict of her US legal

battle with Johnny Depp after a jury found she had libeled her

ex-husband in an article on domestic abuse.

The Aquaman actress, 36, currently owes Depp more than $8 million

in damages after she was found liable for three claims of defamation at the end of a blockbuster two-month trial.

Her legal team has now filed a 43-page motion with the court in

Virginia, arguing the verdict was flawed and questioning the validity of the jury which heard the case.

Heard’s team argued Depp had “proceeded solely on a defamation by

implication theory, abandoning any claims that Ms Heard’s statements were actually false”.