Inside Amber Heard’s plan to appeal Depp’s verdict: ‘She believes she will win’
Amber Heard is said to intend to appeal the judgment that has been rendered in favor of Johnny Depp inside high public defamation lawsuit.
An insider told Our weekly that Heard “100% appeals on free speech and is telling friends she’s determined to take things to the Supreme Court if she has to.”
The person added, “She couldn’t understand that she had lost.”
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This week, the jury unanimously found that Depp had been defamed by Heard’s article titled, “I spoke out against sexual violence – and faced the outrage of our culture. That must change.”.
The jury decided to award Depp a total of $15 million ($20.8 million) in punitive damages. But upon her counterclaim, the jury said Depp had to pay Heard $2 million ($2.78 million).
While the source told the newspaper that she is yet to fill out the paperwork, the actress is said to not be “worried” about the payment. But the pirate of the Caribbean star when she was “convinced” that she would win the appeal.
Depp and Heard met in 2011 while filming Rum Diary and got married in February 2015. Their divorce was finalized about two years later.
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Depp, 58, sued Heard in Virginia, USA for $50 million (US$69.7 million) and argued that she defamed him when she called herself “a character representing domestic abuse” in an comments section in Washington Post.
He is not named in this section, but Depp’s lawyers argued that she was clearly referring to Depp, since she had publicly accused him of domestic violence during the divorce proceedings. their 2016 kiss.
After the ruling, Heard expressed his disappointment with the results in a statement.
She wrote, “The disappointment I feel today cannot be put into words. I am heartbroken that the mountains of evidence are still not enough against my ex-husband’s power, influence, and sway.” , Heard said in a statement. immediately after the sentence is delivered.
“I’m even more disappointed with what this ruling means for other women. It’s a step back. It sets the clock back to a time when a woman speaking up and speaking up could be. publicly humiliated and humiliated.It resets the idea that the statement continues that violence against women must be taken seriously.
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“Johnny’s lawyers succeeded in getting the jury to overlook the pivotal issue of Freedom of Expression and ignore compelling evidence that we won in the UK.
“I’m sad that I lost this case. But I’m sadder that I seem to have lost the right I thought I had as an American – to speak freely and openly.”
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