Jury awards millions of dollars to Johnny Depp in libel suit; Amber Heard wins less in countersuit
Amber Heard was found liable for defaming Johnny Depp in an op-ed
Depp was found liable for a statement his attorney made to the Daily Mail calling her claims a hoax
a jury decided Wednesday. Jurors awarded Depp a total of $15 million in damages and Heard $2 million.
While the jury found Depp should receive $10 million in compensatory damages
and $5 million in punitive damages, the judge said state law caps punitive damages at $350,000
meaning Depp's award would total $10.35 million.
In a statement posted on Twitter and Instagram Heard said,
"The disappointment I feel today is beyond words." Depp said in a statement posted to Instagram
The verdict marked the end of a dramatic trial in the civil suit that laid bare the troubled marriage between the stars.