Jury announces their verdict in Johnny Depp V Amber Heard Trial

scandal 02/06/2022

Last updated: 8.15am.

Late Wednesday night, the jury in the Johnny Depp VS Amber Heard trial announced that after 13 hours deliberating, they'd reached a verdict on the two defamation cases.

Heard was present for the verdict while Depp joined virtually from the UK with a rep for the actress saying he took "his snickering and lack of seriousness on tour.”

"Your presence shows where your priorities are," they continued.

Depp is sueing Heard for $50 million USD for defamation after her 2018 op-ed, which described herself as "a public figure representing domestic abuse". Even though Depp was not named in the article, he is claiming it has cost him his career and potential roles.

Jury's verdict: Jury awards $15 million in damages to Johnny Depp with the actor winning both counts in defamation.

$5 million of those damages will be reduced to the Virginia maximum for puinitive damages of $350,000. Meaning Johnny will receive $10,350,000 in total.

See Depp's first statement following verdict: "I'm truly humbled".

Heard filed a counterclaim for $100 million USD after Depp's lawyers said her allegations were a hoax.

Jury's verdict: Amber heard wins Count. 2 in her counter-claim however loses Count. 1 and Count. 3 in counter-claim. Jury awards $2 million in damages to the actress.

The six-week long trial  began in April, with the jury having heard over 100 hours of testimony from both sides. 

One tweet to sum up this whole saga: