“Today’s filing will spark a heated discussion on Twitter, but we need to take steps to get justice.”
It seems that the litigation between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp will continue. The day before, the actress filed an appeal against the verdict in the libel case against her ex-spouse. And today, it turns out, Heard’s lawyers provided the necessary documents in court in order to appeal the decision to pay $ 10.3 million to the actor.
According to Amber’s legal team, they believe that the court made mistakes that prevented a fair sentence under the First Amendment. “We are appealing the verdict. Although we understand that today’s filing will ignite a heated discussion on Twitter, but we need to take steps to achieve justice,” the actress’ defenders said.
In order for the court to consider the appeal, Amber Heard will need to post bail in the amount of $ 8.3 million. This requirement was put forward by the state of Virginia, where the proceedings are taking place. At the time of publication of the material, the actress paid only $ 500 of the mandatory fee.
Johnny Depp, in turn, is calm. Representatives of the Pirates of the Caribbean star are confident that the judge will not appeal the verdict. “The jury listened to the evidence presented during the six-week trial and came to a clear and unanimous verdict that the defendant herself repeatedly slandered Mr. Depp. We remain confident in our case and that this verdict will remain in force,” Depp’s representatives mentioned.
The trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard lasted about six weeks, the sessions were broadcast on YouTube and became very popular. In total, the videos gained more than 10 billion views. On June 1, 2022, the jury found that the actress deliberately slandered Depp.