The verdict of the Depp and Heard case is out. On the basis of it, Depp is awarded a sum of $15 million. Heard will get $2 million on her part. It brings an end to a long-standing saga. It now remains to be seen if Depp makes a return to acting. The defamation case was broadcasted live on YouTube. Fans have been keeping tabs on it for the latest news. However, it has now come to an end. We’ll bring to you all the latest from verdict day.
Notably, Depp met Heard on the sets of a film in 2009. Depp was married at the time to Vanessa Paradis. Also, Heard was in a relationship with photographer Tasya van Ree. However, the duo started dating in late 2011. Eventually, they made the news official. Besides, they split up with their respective partners.
The pair later got married in a private ceremony in 2015. They formed a high-profile celebrity couple. Depp was at the peak of his career. Heard was also signing up for new projects at the time.
How does It All Begins?
It all started in May 2016. Heard filed for a divorce from her husband Johnny Depp. Also, she accused him of physical abuse. However, Depp denied any such actions on his part.
The issue came to an amicable settlement in court. A year later, the duo was officially divorced.
However, Heard made further allegations against Depp. However, this time he sued Heard for $50 million over her defamatory claims. The actress then countered with double the amount.
Following this, the saga went on for a long time. Video footage and phone recordings went viral worldwide. In April 2022, the duo’s $100 million defamation lawsuit began. Eventually, the Depp and Heard case had a verdict.
Both the parties were found guilty of defaming each other. However, it was Depp who got the lion’s share of the damages.
Depp and Heard defamation case verdict: Reaction from both parties
Johnny Depp was ecstatic after his win in the case. He said that he was thankful to the jury for giving him his life back. Notably, Depp was asked to leave a big film following the accusations from Heard. He says that he always wanted to bring the truth to light. Elsewhere, Heard was highly upset at the verdict. She feels it is a setback against women’s violence.