Johnny Depp Wins $15 Million in Defamation Case Against Amber Heard

Johnny Depp has been awarded $15 million in his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard.

Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million dollars in punitive damages, while the jury awarded Heard $2 million in compensatory damages and nothing in punitive damages 

Heard was present in the courtroom for the verdict while Depp watched on TV from the U.K., where he had traveled after testimony ended Friday to perform with legendary rocker Jeff Beck 

Heard watched with little emotional response, solemnly looking down throughout the judge’s reading of the verdict. 

The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I’m heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence, and sway of my ex-husband, 

Depp sued Heard for $50 million, saying her 2018 Washington Post op-ed defamed him. She counter-sued for $100 million. 

Johnny Depp's legal team have just delivered a brief speech after the court awarded their client compensatory payments totalling $15 million, having been found in favour of on all three counts.  

Depp, in his final testimony to the jury, said the trial gave him a chance to clear his name in a way that he the U.K trial never allowed. 

Depp’s lawyers fought to keep the case in Virginia, in part because state law provided some legal advantages compared with California, where the two reside.