The verdict is in in the ongoing defamation case brought on by Johnny Depp, 58, against ex-wife Amber Heard, 36, for a sum of $50 million in damages.
Depp in his suit claimed that Heard defamed him with a Washington Post op-ed piece published in December 2018 where Heard claimed that she’d been the victim of verbal abuse and domestic violence at the hands of Depp…Heard counter-sued for $100 million.
The seven-member jury hearing the case today decided that Heards’ allegations that Depp was an abuser were in fact defamatory; and they further found that the statements and accusations made by Heard in the Washington Post op-ed were malicious. Heard’s countersuit was subsequently dismissed along with her counter-claims. Johnny Depp in his win was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.