Amber Heard is appealing her defamation conviction against Johnny Depp

The actress filed her appeal earlier this month, hoping to overturn a jury verdict that ordered her to pay Johnny Depp $10 million.

Six months after Johnny Depp won a defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard, the latter is appealing the decision.

The actress ofAquaman, 36, filed her appeal earlier this month in hopes of overturning a jury verdict that ordered her to pay Johnny Depp $10 million. The comedian accused him of defamation for an article in washington post published in 2018, where she claimed to have been subjected to “domestic violence”.

Documents excluded from the file

In their 68-page appeal, Amber Heard’s lawyers specifically challenged the judge’s decision to exclude certain evidence from the case, including notes from therapists, which they say document their client’s claims of abuse.

They also claim that the trial should have taken place in California, where the couple lived together, and not in Virginia, where washington post hosts its servers.

“The trial court erroneously prevented the jury from considering several separate instances in which Amber Heard reported abuse by Johnny Depp to a physician,” the actress’ lawyers wrote in their appeal. , dated 23 November.

The actress’ lawyers are therefore asking that the jury’s verdict regarding Amber Heard be annulled, either by Johnny Depp dropping the charges or by a new trial.

Depp’s comeback

Johnny Depp, for his part, filed his own appeal in this case. During the trial, the star was in Pirates of the Caribbean was also ordered to pay $2 million in damages to Amber Heard for defamation of one of his lawyers in Daily mail in 2020.

The latter had assessed in the newspaper’s columns that the accusations of sexual violence by Amber Heard were a “set up”. Johnny Depp later stated that the verdict handed down was “wrong”.

If Johnny Depp’s lawyers claimed during this highly publicized trial that Amber Heard’s claims had greatly damaged the actor’s career, he has managed to rehabilitate his image in six months.

“The jury’s favorable verdict on the three defamatory statements alleged in his complaint fully vindicated Johnny Depp and restored his reputation,” the actor’s attorneys wrote in their lawsuit, which was filed in Virginia in the fall.

Johnny Depp appeared last November in the Savage Fenty fashion show organized by Rihanna, and this summer produced an album with the artist Jeff Beck, he will make a biopic about Modigliani and will soon appear in Ma├»wen’s next film in the role of Louis XV.

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