For several weeks, Amber Heard and her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, have been the center of attention because of their highly publicized trial. While the verdict was rendered on June 1, in favor of the actor, the actress has a lot of trouble accepting it. Very recently, she asked for the verdict to be overturned, as revealed by People. For this, documents were filed in court in Fairfax, Virginia and these did not go unnoticed. As indicated by the Daily Mail this Tuesday, July 12, the lawyers of Johnny Depp, very furious, took the floor. They first assured that the verdict should be maintained, especially since the actress was aware of the situation. “The verdict was reached on the basis of irrefutable evidence, consistent with the law and this should not be evaded”, they first indicated before adding: “Mr. Depp asks the court to refuse this request for a new trial, which is completely frivolous”. This is a new twist in a case that has been very publicized.
On June 1, Johnny Depp’s life took a new turn. For several weeks, he was at the heart of a highly publicized trial and the judges voted unanimously in his favour. Amber Heard was found guilty of defamation with malicious intent against Johnny Depp and damages to the tune of $15 million. A verdict that the actress disputes, in particular since she believes that a bad juror was present at the trial. It would be a person who took the place of another member of his family, who bears the same name as him. “As the court will agree, it is particularly disturbing that an individual not assigned to a jury is participating despite everything – especially in a case like this,” wrote lawyers for Amber Heard in a document shared ago. A few days. According to Elaine Bredehoft, Amber Heard’s lawyer, her client has been deprived of her right to a fair trial and she wants a new trial to take place. A request that infuriated Johnny Depp and his lawyers.
Amber Heard: what new blow does she have to face?
Amber Heard continues the hard blows. After a verdict that does not seem to suit her, the actress was let go by her insurance company, which does not want to help her. As revealed by the Daily Mail on July 9, she had taken out $1 million in liability insurance with the New York Marine and General Insurance Company to “pay some of the damage.” , it was specified. However, California law indicates that she is free to refuse payment in the event that Amber Heard has committed a “fault qualified as willful and malicious”. A blow for the actress who explained, through her lawyers, that she could not pay this amount.
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