Amber Heard reportedly plans to appeal against Johnny Depp defamation verdict
Jurors in US court ruled in favour of Depp’s claim of defamation on three counts after seven-week trial
The actor Amber Heard is reported to be planning an appeal after losing a defamation trial against
her former husband Johnny Depp over allegations of domestic abuse.
Jurors in a Virginia court ruled in favour of Depp’s claim of defamation on three counts
awarding the Pirates of the Caribbean actor $15m (£12m), which was later reduced by the judge to $10.35m.
Alafair Hall, Heard’s spokesperson, said the Aquaman actor planned to appeal the decision, according to the New York Times.
Heard had demanded $100m in a countersuit against Depp in which she agued she was defamed
by his press agent who described her allegations as “an abuse hoax” aimed at capitalising on the #MeToo movement.
She succeeded on only one count and was awarded $2m.