$15 Million: Johnny Depp Wins Defamation Case Against Ex-Wife Amber Heard

$15 Million: Johnny Depp Wins Defamation Case Against Ex-Wife Amber Heard
$15 Million: Johnny Depp Wins Defamation Case Against Ex-Wife Amber Heard (Image: Screenshot/YouTube/Law&Crime)

Wednesday, a jury awarded Johnny Depp $15 million in damages for winning his defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard.

In his defamation suit, Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. In addition, the jury awarded Heard $2 million in punitive damages, NBC News reports.

On Friday, the jury in Fairfax, Virginia, began deliberations.

Depp filed a $50 million lawsuit against Heard after she published an opinion piece for The Washington Post in 2018 in which she referred to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” Heard counterclaimed $100 million against Depp.

Judge Penney Azcarate of the Fairfax County Circuit Court reduced the punitive damages awarded to Johnny Depp to the state’s statutory cap of $350,000, bringing his total damages to $10.4 million.

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