Jury in Amber Heard and Johnny Depp Trial Come to Judge With a Question


The jury of Johnny Depp’s $50 million defamation trial against ex wife Amber Heard have come to the judge with a question during their deliberation.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor sued Heard after she penned an op-ed in The Washington Post descrbing herself as a victim of domestic abuse. The article did not mention Depp by name but the 58-year-old argued that his career has been negatively impacted because of these allegations.

Heard then countersued Depp for $100 million claiming that the actor’s legal team started a “smear campaign” against him.

The jury must answer 21 questions that have been asked by Judge Penney Azcarate in order to come up with the verdict.

On 31 May, the jury came to Azcarate and asked if they are to consider only the op-ed headline “I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath” or what is also in the body of the op-ed.

The judge agreed with both legal teams that jurors must consider the ‘headline’ as the possible defamatory statement and not the ‘article’ itself.

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