Johnny Depp Sues Amber Heard Over Defamation — the Verdict is In

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Although many people associate his name with the 2009 remake of the movie “The Godfather,” the actor is an equally versatile performer. While many films focus on his more esoteric side, Depp has also branched out into the world of comedy. His work in the 1990s included the movies Transcendence, Tusk, and Donnie Brasco. His career also includes roles in television shows such as “21 Jump Street” and “Murder on the Orient Express.”  And of course, there is (arguably) his biggest role in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise

In December, Depp sued actress Amber Heard over a Washington Post opinion piece in which she said that he abused women in his relationship. Although the article did not specifically mention Depp by name, Depp’s attorney claimed that it was clear that the actor was referring to him. Heard’s lawyer argued that her comments fell under the protection of free speech.

After a trial that lasted months, the jury has come back with a verdict.

NBC News reports “The defamation case brought by actor Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard came to an end on Wednesday after a seven-person jury unanimously ruled in favor of Depp… Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages in his defamation suit. The jury also awarded Heard $2 million in compensatory damages.”


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