Johnny Depp has won the defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard.
The Hollywood star says he has his life back after the verdict.
Johnny Depp's reaction to the win:
"6 years ago my life, the life of my children and the lives of those close to me were forever changed. False allegations had a seismic impact on my life and career. 6 years later the jury gave back my life. I am truly humbled."#TruthWins
— 💓 (@malaikaaa_x) June 1, 2022
Heard was also awarded $2 million in damages, but as Depp won $15 million… that awarded money will go straight to Depp.
Why Did Amber Heard Win $2 Million In Case Against Johnny Depp?
JURY AWARDS Amber Heard $2 million. pic.twitter.com/sSvo3BeELZ
— Cathy Russon (@cathyrusson) June 1, 2022
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Jury rules in favor of counterclaim Amber Heard had filed after Johnny Depp’s lawyer called her abuse allegations a hoax.
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) June 1, 2022
The televised trial which has gripped the world and has arguably been one of the biggest celebrity stories in years has come to a close.
Depp launched a defamation lawsuit for $50 million against Heard in 2019, after the Aquaman star described herself as a victim of domestic abuse in a 2018 article she penned in The Washington Post.
Heard then countersued for $100 million as she claimed Depp’s legal team started a “smear campaign” against her.
The trial started Monday 11 April in Fairfax, Virginia.
The couple first met on the set of The Rum Diary in 2009 and began what would end up being a tumultuous relationship. Depp starred as Paul Kemp in the film, based off the Hunter S. Thompson novel – Depp’s friend and idol. Heard played Chenault – who in the film, was engaged to another man when she met Kemp.
Ironically, much like their characters, Heard was also in a relationship with photographer/painter Tasya van Ree from 2008-2012, when she met Depp.
After weeks of testimonies in court, evidence and cross-examination we finally have our answer.
Heard recently testified in court she believed she was labeled a ‘liar’ as Depp has a larger following and was a bigger celebrity.