During deliberations, the jurors in Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s case presented their initial query referencing Amber Heard’s 2018 Washington Post Op-Ed. The op-ed has indeed been significant towards the case since Depp brought his USD 50 million defamation complaint based upon that, alleging how well it harmed his reputation. Judge Azcarate added that perhaps the jurors remained debating if the title constituted disparaging and if it should be linked to the body of the argument, which would have been the whole of the op-ed.
Amber Heard’s Washington Post Op-Ed-
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s ongoing legal dispute relates to an opinion piece Heard wrote for The Washington Post called, “I spoke out against sexual violence and faced our culture’s wrath.” However, Heard has not mentioned Johnny Depp’s name in her post, but Depp tends to claim that it harmed his reputation. Throughout the discussions, the headlines have been one of three components upon the jury verdict papers that they should consider to decide whether it should intervene on behalf of Depp. The seven jurors must also consider whether the claims in the op-ed are libelous.
Defamation case against Amber Heard-
After the six weeks of trial, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s case trial has ended. Johnny Depp filed a defamation case against Amber Heard in connection with an op-ed in the Washington Post in 2018. Heard wrote about her experiencing domestic violence, but she hasn’t mentioned Johnny Depp’s name anywhere in the post. Depp claims that this post has affected his personal and professional career hence filing a defamation case against Amber Heard.
The decision in the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard lawsuit is still pending. If somehow the court determines that Amber truly libeled Depp, she might be ordered to pay the whole 50 million dollars that he asked for. Or the other thing which can be held is the court could suggest an amount which might be more or less than the actual amount he asked for.