Johnny Depp wins Defamation Lawsuit Against Amber Heard, Awarded $15 Million

Entertainment June 1, 2022 News
Johnny Depp wins Defamation Lawsuit Against Amber Heard, Awarded $15 Million

From RollingStone | Movie News by Tomas Mier and Tatiana Siegel

The heated, televised court battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is finally over. On Wednesday, a seven-member jury found that Amber Heard did defame Johnny Depp in his civil suit against his ex. Depp was awarded $10 million, plus punitive damages of $5 million. The actress won one of three claims in the countersuit against her former husband.

The two had been battling it out in court — each actor claiming that they were abused by the other — for more than seven weeks.

In his suit, Depp sought a $50 million settlement while Heard countersued for $100 million. The trial, which was overseen by Judge Penney Azcarate, began in April, with Depp testifying that he never hit Heard and that she, instead, was the perpetrator of abuse in the relationship.

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