US judge rejects Amber Heard's demand for new Depp trial

Heard's lawyers had asked Judge Penney Azcarate to set aside the jury verdict

awarding $10 million to Depp and declare a mistrial, but the judge denied the request.

Heard had asked for a new trial because one of the seven jurors

was not the man summoned for jury service but his son in a case of mistaken identity.

"There is no evidence of fraud or wrongdoing," Azcarate said,

and the juror "met the statutory requirements for service."

"The juror was vetted, sat for the entire jury, deliberated, and reached a verdict," the judge said.

The jury in June found Depp and Heard liable for defamation -- but sided more strongly

with the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star following an intense