The legal battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard continues adding chapters to its history
Nearly two months after a Virginia jury found in favor of Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp in his multimillion-dollar libel lawsuit against his ex-wife and Aquaman star Amber Heard, the story now adds a new chapter. As reported by Deadline, the actress officially informing the court that she plans to appeal the verdict. “Please note that Defendant and Counterclaim Plaintiff Amber Laura Heard, pursuant to Rule 5:9 of the Supreme Court Rules of Virginia, you hereby give notice of your appeal to the Virginia Court of Appeals from this Court’s June 24, 2022 Final Judgment Order, the July 13, 2022 Order on Defendant’s Post-Trial Motions, and the Plaintiff Amber Laura Beard’s counterclaim (“Post-Trial Motions Order”), and all additional orders and rulings of the Trial Court prior to issuance of the Final Judgment Order and Post-Trial Motions Order,” it read. the three-page presentation on Thursday at Old Dominion (you can read the full document at this link). At the moment, Amber Heard has not yet paid the 8.3 million dollar bail required by Virgin law ia so she can file an appeal, as Judge Penny Azcarate briefly informed the actress’s legal team on June 24. While that fee will have to be paid later, to begin the appeal process today, the Aquaman actress had to contribute $500.
Amber Heard’s team referred to the reasons that have prompted the appeal
Shortly after the document from Heard’s lead attorney, Eliane Bredehoft, was filed in court today, the star’s public relations team released a supplemental statement referring to statements made on July 10 in which they sought to testify. mistrial and repeat, something that was not admitted by the court, a maneuver that Brown Rudnick’s lawyers representing Depp described as “unfounded” and “frivolous.” “We believe that the court made mistakes that prevented a verdict fair and equitable according to the First Amendment,” said a spokesperson for Heard. “Therefore, we are appealing the verdict. While we realize that today’s presentation will light the fires of Twitter, there are steps we must take to ensure fairness and justice.” In the rules of the public relations game that have been played almost since the time that Depp sued Heard for $50 million in March 2019 over a late 2018 Washington Post op-ed by his ex-wife, representatives for actor Edward Scissorheands had their own statement. “The jury heard extensive evidence presented during the six-week trial and reached a clear and unanimous verdict that the defendant herself defamed Mr. Depp, in multiple instances,” a Depp spokesman said this morning. “We continue to trust our case and that this verdict will stand.” So this chapter of the legal battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard cannot yet be considered closed. Who will win?