Verdict Reached in Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard Defamation Trial

FAIRFAX, Va. – The jury in the Johnny Depp vs. Amanda Heard defamation trial reached a verdict in the case on Wednesday.

According to AP, the jury is expected to read the verdict at 3 p.m. EST today. The jury has also reached a verdict in Heard’s $100 million counterclaim.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, the questions at issue during the trial were whether Heard’s 2018 op-ed in the Washington Post defamed ex-husband, Depp, and whether Adam Waldman, an attorney who represented Depp at the time, defamed Heard when he called her allegations of abuse “a hoax.”

Depp sued Heard for $50 million over the Post article and Heard countersued for $100 million.

Jurors have listened for six grueling weeks to testimony ranging from psychologists to chauffeurs to former romantic and business partners. Both Depp and Heard sat on the stand for several days each, each accusing the other of abuse in their brief marriage, which ended almost as quickly as it began.

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Feature Photo: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in court on May 3, 2022. (Jim Watson/Pool photos via AP)