Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were unable to reach a settlement before today’s deadline.
This confirms the jury’s verdict. Hard owes Depp more than $ 10 million, but he owes her $ 2 million.
A hard spokesperson said she would appeal the verdict.
The judge overseeing the defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard confirmed and sealed the verdict of the case. Two actors could reach a last-minute settlement..
A representative of Haad said she would appeal the verdict.
Jury trial of the case Verdicted on June 1stDiscovered that Depp and Hard are defaming each other.
However, the decision was heavily inclined in favor of Depp. The jury was on his side with all three claims against Hard, giving him $ 10 million in compensatory damages and an additional $ 5 million in punitive damages. They gave her a hard victory in only one of her three counterclaims and gave her $ 2 million in compensatory damages.
Judge Penny Azkarate, who presided over a six-week trial in Fairfax County, Virginia, did not immediately file a jury trial. Instead, she said Depp and Hard had to come up with a reconciliation by June 24 and enter it instead of a verdict. If they do not reach a settlement, the jury trial’s verdict will be valid.
At a hearing on Friday, two celebrity lawyers told the judge that a settlement had not been reached. Azkarate put the jury trial verdict in the docket and made it official.she order He also stated that, in accordance with Virginia law, the amount payable by each party is subject to an annual interest rate of 6%. Neither Depp nor Hard was in court.
Following a court hearing on Friday, a hard spokesperson issued a statement to reporters stating: Republican pardon seeking amnesty In their attempt to overturn the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
“If you are innocent, as stated in the parliamentary hearing yesterday, you will not ask for forgiveness,” said a spokesman. “And if you know you’re right, you won’t refuse the appeal.”
At an exhibition attached to Azcarate’s order on Friday, Depp’s lawyer also opposed the $ 2 million verdict against him, leaving him with the possibility of appealing that part of the verdict.
Benjamin Chew, a lawyer representing Depp, George Stephanopoulos, host of “Good Morning America” Immediately after the trial. He said Depp might agree to waive monetary damages in return for Hard, who promised not to appeal the verdict.
In her own post-trial interview, Haad said he stood beside her testimony accusing Depp of physically abusing her during their relationship.Azcarate Reduced her punitive damages to $ 350,000 Due to restrictions set by state law. But Elaine Bredehoft, one of Hard’s lawyers, said the actress couldn’t afford the $ 8.35 million balance she had to pay to Depp and she would appeal her verdict.
Hard and Depp eventually did not reach any kind of reconciliation in this case. She currently has 30 days to file an appeal notice for this proceeding.
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