On Wednesday, Johnny Depp and his legal team filed an appeal in the Virginia Court of Appeals. Depp believes that the jury's decision to award Heard money in the case was wrong.
Johnny Depp isn't done with Amber Heard just yet. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor is now appealing the $2 million verdict that the jury awarded Amber Heard. Depp believes that Heard doesn't deserve the trial win in her countersuit and is taking action against it.
Depp and his legal team filed an appeal in the Virginia Court of Appeals on Wednesday. Depp called the jury's decision to award Heard money in the case "wrong".
It's been a while since the fiery defamation case between Depp and Heard came to an end. Depp had sued Heard for defamation in an article she wrote in 2018 for the Washington Post accusing her ex-husband of domestic abuse. The final verdict saw Depp winning the bulk of the money when the jury decided that Heard had to pay Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages.
Heard won her countersuit when jurors found Depp guilty of defaming Heard through his attorney Adam Waldman after he called allegations of a 2016 incident a hoax. Heard was awarded $2 million. And even though this win pales in comparison to Depp's win, the Pirates of the Caribbean star believes that he owes his ex-wife nothing.
Depp argued that Heard provided no evidence that he was personally involved in directing the statements that Waldman made. There has been no word yet on whether the court has approved Depp's appeal.
Heard and her legal team also appealed the final verdict. On October 11th, 2022, Heard's legal team filed an appellate brief detailing 16 grounds for appeal. One claim added to the appeal was that the case should not have been held in Northern Virginia. Another claim added was that 2020 UK defamation verdict should have been admitted into evidence.
With both appeals filed, it's only a matter of time before the appeals move forward or before the parties just have to suck it up and pay their respective bills. We'll be following this story to see how it ends.