Exclusive: Jury finally provided the final verdict for the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial. Depp Wins $15M In Damages After Defamation Suit Against Amber Heard, She Gets $2M From Countersuit. The six-week trial has come to an end. Depp-Amber trial is live broadcast in the courtroom.
The jury awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million dollars in punitive damages. The jury awarded Heard $2 million in compensatory damages and no money for punitive damages. Depp sought $50 million in damages and Heard sought $100 million. Punitive damages in the state of Virginia are capped at $350,000, so the judge reduced the punitive damages award to that amount.
“Your presence shows where your priorities are,” a spokesperson for Heard said of the former Pirates of the Caribbean star’s absence and the impression it leaves. “Johnny Depp plays guitar in the UK while Amber Heard waits for a verdict in Virginia. Depp is taking his snickering and lack of seriousness on tour.
After 5 minutes of the verdict, Amber Heard made a statement on her Twitter post that she was heartbroken by the final jury verdict. See the post below.