Amber Heard appeals Johnny Depp verdict in defamation case – Hollywood Life +2023

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belongs to amber filed documents to appeal the June 2022 verdict in their lawsuit Johnny Depp. Amber lost the case and was ordered to pay her ex $10 million in damages for a comment she found him guilty of The Washington Post. In court documents obtained by meeting, Amber is appealing the verdict on three grounds. She alleges that “the court erred in not dismissing Depp’s pretrial claims,” ​​”the trial court erred in denying Heard’s motion to overturn the jury verdict based on Depp’s failure to provide actual malice.” , refused” and “the trial court erred in refusing to grant a new trial on a number of grounds.”

In her appeal, Amber insists that Johnny’s defamation lawsuit against her should have been dismissed before any trial even took place because “the statements of challenge [made by Amber] are non-contestable expressions of opinion” and “the contested expressions fail to convey a defamatory implication from a legal point of view.” Ambers Washington Post In a guest post, she spoke about being a victim of domestic violence. She did not mention Johnny by name in the article. However, everyone was talking about their relationship, breakup and Amber’s previous allegations of domestic violence against Johnny – she filed for a restraining order against him in 2016.

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Amber Heard in court during her trial of Johnny Depp. (Jim Lo Scalzo/AP/Shutterstock)

In Amber’s appeal, Johnny is also accused of “failing to prove by clear and convincing evidence that Heard was aware of and intended to communicate the alleged defamatory implications” and “to not being able to prove by clear and convincing evidence that Heard was either the alleged implication he misused, knew it was false, or subjectively had serious doubts about its truth.” She also alleges that the court “made numerous evidentiary errors that severely handicapped her at trial.” She alleges that the court made a mistake by “excluding evidence of Depp’s abuse and Heard’s mental state” during the trial.

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Johnny Depp leaves the court. (JIM LO SCALZO/POOL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

The appeal also reiterates that Amber believes the $10 million in damages was “excessive.” Her attorney previously stated that Amber could not afford to pay the amount demanded. “The arrest, if left standing, will undoubtedly have a deterrent effect on other women who wish to speak out about abuse by powerful men,” Amber’s appeal reads.

Meanwhile, in November, Johnny also appealed part of the verdict in the case, which ordered him to pay Amber $2 million in damages. Amber had countered Johnny after he sued her for defamation, claiming he had defamed she through three testimonies from his attorney Daily Mail. One of the three statements was found defamatory in court, which Johnny is now appealing.

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