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Actor Johnny Depp won the defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard.

 

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

Actor Johnny Depp won the defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard.



The jury ruled Johnny Depp was defamed by Amber Heard when she identified herself in an op-ed as a “public figure symbolizing domestic abuse.” "Johnny Depp was defamed by Amber Heard," stated the jury.

The trial of Johnny Depp’s defamation case against his ex-wife and actress Amber Heard over an opinion piece she published in The Washington Post finished on Wednesday.



The much-talked-about libel lawsuit revealed the former couple's unhappy marriage. Johnny Depp sued ex-wife Amber Heard for defamation following an opinion post which was published in the Washington Post in 2018. His legal team has demanded a $50 million compensation settlement for the losses caused by the opinion post.



The six-week trial in Fairfax County Circuit Court degenerated into a heated struggle between Depp and Heard over the facts of what transpired in their marriage, which ended in 2016. Both Heard and Depp accused one other of continuous physical abuse during their relationship.


ABOUT JOHNNY DEPP AND AMBER HEARD

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met on the sets of The Rum Diary in 2009 and began dating a few years later. In 2015, they were married. In 2016, Heard filed for divorce and stated that Depp had physically mistreated her throughout their marriage under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Depp refuted the charges and asserted that Heard was "attempting to get a premature financial settlement by claiming assault." Their divorce was completed in 2017. Johnny Depp subsequently sued Amber Heard for defamation because of an op-ed she penned in the Washington Post in 2018. In the op-ed, headed “I stood out against sexual assault – and faced our culture’s anger. That needs to change,” Heard stated that she was a domestic violence victim. However, she did not name Depp. The result of the trial will be released anytime soon.
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