Jurors In Johnny Depp Defamation Trial Pose Question About Headline In Amber Heard’s Op Ed

In their first full day of deliberations in Johnny Depp’s $50 million

defamation trial against Amber Heard, jurors posted a question to the judge

Tuesday about how they should weigh the headline in Heard’s Washington Post op-ed.

The headline for the online version of the December, 2018 piece read

“I Spoke Up Against Sexual Violence — And Faced Our Culture’s Wrath. That Has To Change.”

Judge Penney Azcarate said that the jurors were wondering if they should consider whether

the headline was defamatory or whether that should be connected to the “content of the statement, everything in the op-ed.”

“I think the confusion came in this particular one

because the statement in question is the title of the op-ed, so I think they are confused as to whether it is the whole op-ed or the title is the statement,” she said. “It is clear that the title is the statement.”