No verdict yet in Depp-Heard trial; jury dismissed until Tuesday
No verdict was returned Friday in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial after Judge Penney
Azcarate dismissed the jurors for the holiday weekend.
The jury, who received the case Friday afternoon, will return Tuesday and must start deliberations by 9 a.m.
Closing arguments wrapped earlier in the day after six weeks of testimony.
Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 36, for $50 million over an op-ed
Heard countersued Depp for $100 million after the actor’s lawyer Adam Waldman called her accusations a hoax.
The jury, composed of seven people, must come to a unanimous decision for a verdict.
They will be deciding Depp’s claim and Heard’s counterclaim at the same time.
As the swarm of Depp supporters left the Fairfax courthouse, a small group of Heard’s fans sat on a bench together.