Since April 11, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp have been facing justice in a highly publicized trial. This Tuesday, May 31, during the deliberations which took place in the court of Fairfax in Virginia, the jury was disturbed by a detail. Following the lunch break, a question was sent on a yellow piece of paper to Judge Azcarate about a column dating from 2018. This was published in the columns of the Washington Post and it referred to violence against women. reported Angenette Levy, presenter of the Law&Crime Network, which has been broadcasting the trial live from the start, the jury was interested in the headline, which is “I spoke out against sexual violence — and I faces the wrath of our culture. That has to change.” According to him, they wanted to know if “it is the entire forum that should be taken into account and considered defamatory or only the title”. To which Judge Azcarate explained that the instruction took “only the title of the platform into account”, we can read.
For several weeks, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have been at the center of attention. As a reminder, the actress accuses her ex-husband of domestic violence and claims 100 million in damages for the moral damage suffered. For his part, the star of Pirates of the Caribbean accuses his ex-wife of wanting to sully his reputation and of having lied all along the line. He claims 50 million from her for the loss of earnings lost since 2016, when Amber Heard filed for divorce, claiming to be a battered woman. This trial is therefore very important and every detail must be analyzed without missing anything. So, as Angenette Levy said, keep in mind that this is a “six-week trial. So the jury has a lot to consider.” Subsequently, she adds that “for the most part, the jurors take their work very seriously. They want to analyze everything and be as fair as possible”. According to her words, the deliberations could even “last all week – we cannot know”, she concluded.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial: when will the verdict be delivered?
After a three-day break, deliberations resumed on Tuesday, May 31. Who will emerge victorious from the lawsuit between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp? Important new elements and testimonies have recently been brought to the file, which could delay the discussions and thus the verdict. If the jurors manage to agree, it could be pronounced in the evening at the court in Fairfax, near Washington. However, as Angenette Levy reminded us, the verdict is very important and could therefore be delayed.
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