Amber Heard fans condemn what they claim was a ‘sexist’ jury after they ruled in favour of Johnny Depp in the defamation case.
It was announced by the jury on Wednesday that Depp had won the case against Heard which started over her 2018 Washington Post op-ed where she claimed to be a victim of domestic abuse.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor won $15 million in total, $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. However, Judge Penney Azcarate reduced the punitive damages to meet the state’s statutory cap of $350,000.
After the spokesperson for the jury announced that Heard’s defamation claims against Depp were not proven, they did then award Heard $2 million in compensatory damages for one of her three claims against the actor.
However, Heard fans are now claiming that the jury were in fact ‘sexist’, ‘racist’ and ‘an injustice’.
Some Heard fans have said, online:
‘I have no hope for women – ever.’
‘This jury is a racist, sexist fan-group and nothing more,’
‘My heart goes out to Amber. F*** that sexist jury and f*** this sexist country!’
There are reports that Heard may file for appeal of the jury’s verdict.