Johnny Depp trial verdict: How much do actor and Amber Heard owe each other?
Johnny Depp won a total of $15 million from his ex-wife, but Virginia law and a partial victory in her counter-suit will reduce his total award
Johnny Depp has prevailed in his $50m (£40m) defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard over accusations of domestic abuse.
A seven-person civil jury in Virginia found that Ms Heard defamed
Pirates of the Caribbean
star when she implied he abused her in a 2018 op-ed
The jury also upheld one of Ms Heard's three claims in a $100m countersuit against
Mr Depp and his lawyer, who had called her original allegations in 2016 an “ambush” and “a hoax”.
Neither side, however, got the full amount of damages they were seeking.
Ms Heard was awarded compensatory damages of $2m and no punitive damages, compared to the $100m requested by her countersuit.
Since Virginia law limits punitive damages to $350,000