Johnny Depp verdict - live: Actor ‘humbled’ by court win as Amber Heard says case ‘setback’ for women
The jury in the defamation trial opposing Johnny Depp and Amber Heard reached a verdict
on the third day of deliberations, handing a victory to Depp and a partial win to Heard.
Depp sued Heard for $50m for implying he abused her in a 2018
Although she didn’t name him, he claims her allegations impacted
his ability to work. She pursued a $100m counterclaim.
The jury found that Heard defamed Depp on all three counts and awarded
him $10m in compensatory damages and $5m in punitive damages.
Heard was awarded $2m in compensatory damages, but no punitive damages.
In closing arguments, Depp’s lawyers asked jurors to “give him his life back” after it was “ruined” by Heard’s domestic abuse allegations.