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Johnny Depp launches attraction of Amber Heard $2M counterclaim verdict – Nationwide

Johnny Depp and his authorized group have formally filed an attraction of Amber Heard‘s US$2-million counterclaim win, alleging the decision in favour of his ex-wife was “inaccurate.”

Within the 44-page attraction filed in Virginia on Wednesday, Depp and his legal professionals declare Heard’s partial win from the defamation trial, which concluded in June, needs to be overturned.

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The authorized submitting was shared on-line by Regulation & Crime Community.

Neither Depp nor Heard has commented publicly on the attraction.

Depp, 59, sued Heard, 36, for defamation over a 2018 op-ed she penned for the Washington Publish, wherein she referred to herself as a “public determine representing home abuse.” The seven-person jury dominated in favour of Depp and awarded the actor $10 million in damages.

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Heard was awarded $2 million in a beneficial ruling on one in all her three countersuit claims. Within the countersuit, Heard and her legal professionals alleged Depp was “vicariously liable” for 3 statements made by the actor’s former lawyer, Adam Waldman, to British tabloid The Each day Mail.

The defamatory Waldman assertion claimed Heard and her associates offered police with a “hoax” of abuse claims in opposition to Depp in 2016. The jury dominated that when Waldman made the libellous assertion, he was appearing as a consultant for Depp.

Within the attraction, Depp’s legal professionals declare “Ms. Heard offered no proof at trial that Mr. Depp was personally concerned in directing or making any of the three Waldman Statements.”

The attraction continues: “Certainly, Mr. Depp testified that he had by no means even seen the Waldman Statements previous to the submitting of the Counterclaim in August of 2020.”

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Depp’s legal professionals claimed Waldman acted independently of his consumer when he engaged in “tortious conduct.”

The attraction urged the court docket to reverse the counterclaim verdict however “in any other case affirm the judgment in Mr. Depp’s favor.”

A request from Heard’s authorized group for a mistrial was denied in July.

In an announcement following the choice, a spokesperson for Heard claimed “the court docket made errors that prevented a simply and honest verdict in step with the First Modification.”

Heard vowed to file an attraction of her personal.

“Whereas we notice immediately’s submitting will ignite the Twitter bonfires, there are steps we have to take to make sure each equity and justice,” stated Heard’s spokesperson.

This week, it was revealed that Depp would seem as a visitor star in Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty style present, which shall be streamed dwell on Prime Video on Wednesday. He’s additionally set to play King Louis XV within the upcoming movie Jeanne du Barry. 

Heard will seem in Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom, which has had its launch delayed till Dec. 25, 2023.

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