Actor Johnny Depp wins his defamation suit against his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, but why? The jury found unanimously that Heard’s published op-ed describing her as a “public figure representing domestic abuse” tarnished Depp’s reputation and damaged his career.
Amber Heard did win the second of her three counts in a $100 million counterclaim. The jury found that Depp’s attorney Adam Waldman defamed Heard when he told the Daily Mail that Heard had set up Depp in a hoax when police answered a domestic call at their home in May 2016.
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[Feature Photo: Actor Johnny Depp waves to supporters as he departs the Fairfax County Courthouse Friday, May 27, 2022 in Fairfax, Va. A jury heard closing arguments in Johnny Depp’s high-profile libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard. Lawyers for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard made their closing arguments to a Virginia jury in Depp’s civil suit against his ex-wife. (AP Photo/Craig Hudson)]