Legal experts say that the Johnny Depp v Amber Heard defamation trial could go on much longer after a verdict is reached by the jury.
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.
The jury is currently deliberating and are expected to come up with a verdict soon.
According to legal analyst Dina Doll, regardless of the outcome:
‘if either one of them loses and is asked to pay damages they will certainly appeal their case’.
Doll told the Law & Crime Network:
“When you appeal your case you’re asking the Court of Appeals to say there was a mistake in the law,”
“You’re not really looking at the facts again, the jury has already decided the facts.”
“But maybe the judge made a ruling on what evidence should come in or what should come out.”
“Or the jury instructions were worded in a way that there is some case law to rebut it.”
“I think if either side loses there will be an appeal,”
— Law&Crime Network (@LawCrimeNetwork) May 31, 2022
So, it may not all be over just yet…