Johnny Depp wins a lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard


Johnny Depp after the closing arguments on May 27 in the case he filed against his ex-wife Amber Heard. Depp was not present at the jury’s verdict on Wednesday, but it was Heard.Picture AFP

The trial, in which Depp and Heard accused each other of domestic violence, has been online for the past six weeks. The video footage and other evidence that the 58-year-old actor and the 36-year-old actress brought against each other in a Virginia court were widely enjoyed on social media. The relationship between the two Hollywood stars turned out to be full of excessive drug use, violence and humiliation.

Depp had sued his ex-wife because she appeared in an op-ed in the 2018 newspaper Washington Post even described as a victim of domestic violence. Although Depp was not mentioned by name, he said it was obvious to readers that he was portrayed as the perpetrator. Heard has in recent weeks under oath stated that she was not the author of the article in question, but she returned Thursday. Heard said he went to the American newspaper “to show people how influential men like Johnny Depp are.”

Allegations went back and forth

According to Depp, Heard has caused great damage to his reputation with her article, also in the economic sense. That’s how he would be in the new The Pirates of the Caribbeanthe film has missed the role of Captain Jack Sparrow, a loss of about $ 22 million. Previously, filmmaker Warner Bros. had asked him to get out of Amazing beastssequence to steps. Depp demanded $ 50 million in damages from Heard for defamation and damage to reputation. Heard then filed a lawsuit: she demanded $ 100 million.

During the trial, the accusations went back and forth in recent weeks. Depp said he lost his fingertips after an angry Heard threw a bottle of vodka at him, accusing Heard of peeing on his side of the bed after an altercation. Heard said Depp abused her physically and sexually. Depp wanted to “turn into a monster under the influence of alcohol and drugs.”

Last Friday, Depp and Heard’s legal team held their closing arguments. Depp’s legal team accused Heard of “saying anything to prove her right.” Heard’s team, on the other hand, noted that “domestic violence also occurs when there is no evidence.”

From shower to divorce

Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met on the film set in 2009. During the trial, Depp described how, during a shower scene where he had to kiss Heard, he developed feelings, “that should not be there”. Both Depp and Heard were in a relationship at the time. It was not until 2012, after both relationships ended, that the two actors became a couple. In February 2015, they got married in Los Angeles.

The marriage did not last long: Fifteen months after the wedding, Heard filed for divorce. After she stated that Depp abused her emotionally and physically under the influence of alcohol and drugs, he was given a contact ban. According to Depp himself, Heard made these statements to enforce favorable financial terms for the divorce. Even then, the mutual reproaches of the ex-girlfriends were widely covered in various international media.

In August 2016, Depp and Heard reached agreement on the terms of the divorce. The joint statement read: ‘The relationship was intensely passionate, sometimes erratic, but always loving. No false declarations of financial gain have been made. Neither of them intentionally caused physical or emotional harm to the other. ‘ It was also stated that they would no longer comment publicly on their relationship. Depp paid Heard $ 7 million.

The media did not suddenly forget the case. In the spring of 2018, a columnist wrote from The sun wondered why author JK Rowling said he was “very lucky” to have Depp involved in the filming of one of her books. The columnist called Depp a “woman abuser”. Depp then sued the publisher The sun to – a case which he lost due to incriminating statements from Heard i.a. At the end of that year appeared in Washington Post Heard opinion piece.

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