Johnny Depp Quickly Counters Amber Heard’s Appeal Of Verdict With One Of His Own

Less than a day after Amber Heard gave formal notice of her intent to appeal the

verdict in Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against her, the Aquaman star’s ex-husband has launched his own countermove.

In paperwork filed this morning in Fairfax County, the former Pirates of the

Caribbean actor has put his legal players on the board. “Plaintiff and Counterclaim-

Defendant John C. Depp, II, by counsel, hereby appeals to the Court of Appeals of

Virginia from all adverse rulings and from the final judgment order of this Circuit

Court entered on June 24, 2022,” said the four-page notice of appeal.

A legal tactic right now, Depp’s appeal is as much in pure response to Heard’s appeal

of July 21 as it is an effort to try to claw back the $2 million award that the Virginia

jury gave Heard in her $100 million countersuit against Depp and his 2019 $50 million complaint.