Amber Heard has formally filed an attraction within the defamation case along with her ex Johnny Depp. HollywoodLife has obtained the court docket paperwork filed by her authorized staff to the Virginia Court docket of Appeals in Fairfax County, Virginia on Thursday, July 13. The actress is in search of to attraction the jury’s verdict which discovered her responsible of damaging Johnny’s profession after she wrote an op-ed about being a sufferer of home abuse.
“We imagine the court docket made errors that prevented a simply and truthful verdict in line with the First Modification,” learn a press release given to HollywoodLife from Amber’s spokesperson. “We’re subsequently interesting the decision. Whereas we understand immediately’s submitting will ignite the Twitter bonfires, there are steps we have to take to make sure each equity and justice.”
The Aquaman actress’ newest transfer comes after her efforts to have the case declared a mistrial have been denied on Wednesday, July 13. Amber’s attorneys had filed for the trial to be thrown out, after they introduced proof that one of many jurors was not the one who was imagined to serve on the case. Choose Penney Azcarate responded, “The juror was vetted, sat for the complete jury, deliberated, and reached a verdict. The one proof earlier than this Court docket is that this juror and all jurors adopted their oaths, the Court docket’s directions, and orders. This Court docket is certain by the competent choice of the jury.”
Johnny was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages after he stated Amber broken his profession when she wrote an article for The Washington Publish claiming she was the sufferer of home abuse. “The jury gave me my life again. I’m really humbled,” Johnny stated in a press release after the decision was learn. “From the very starting, the purpose of bringing this case was to disclose the reality, whatever the end result.”
Though she was discovered responsible, Amber was awarded $2 million for her counterclaim, which held Johnny’s lawyer answerable for defamation in calling Amber a liar. Amber additionally launched a press release after the decision. “I’m much more dissatisfied with what this verdict means for different girls,” she stated. “It units again the clock to a time when a girl who spoke up and spoke out may very well be publicly shamed and humiliated. It units again the concept that violence in opposition to girls is to be taken critically.”