UPDATE: Johnny Depp’s ex-wife’s name is Amber Heard. Johnny Depp has won his libel lawsuit against his ex-wife. The verdict supports Depp’s argument that during their short marriage Heard made up stories about him hurting her. Additionally, the jury also ruled in favor of Heard, who claimed defamation when Depp’s lawyer labeled her abuse allegations as a hoax.
The jury has determined damages of $15 million for Depp and $2 million for Heard.
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The jury first came back to the courtroom but was asked to go back to discuss compensatory damages. They are expected to reconvene soon, and for a defamation verdict, they need to find at least $1 in compensatory damages.
The verdict announcement is scheduled to be live-streamed on platforms like Philo and FuboTV. In her testimony, Heard claimed that Depp physically and sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions. The jury has also reached a decision on Heard’s $100 million counterclaim against Depp, where she alleged defamation in response to Depp’s lawyer branding her allegations as a hoax.
Notably, Johnny Depp will not be present at the reading due to a prior engagement in the UK. A spokesperson for Heard conveyed a statement emphasizing Depp’s priorities, stating, “Your presence shows where your priorities are. Johnny Depp plays guitar in the UK, while Amber Heard waits for a verdict in Virginia.
The Johnny Depp verdicts will be announced within the Virginia court by the seven-person civil jury, which spent approximately 12 hours over three days deliberating on the case. Depp’s lawsuit seeks $50 million, accusing Heard of libel based on a 2018 op-ed in which she portrayed herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” In response, Heard filed a $100 million counterclaim, and both parties accuse each other of damaging their careers.
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Both Johnny Depp and Amber Heard spoke in court two times, with different levels of success. Last week, Depp’s ex-partner, Kate Moss, gave a short but strong statement, disproving rumors about an incident in Jamaica. The famous model confirmed that Depp didn’t harm her; instead, he helped her after an accident.
In his first statement, Depp talked about his efforts to prove he didn’t do what Heard claimed, especially for his children’s sake. When the defense started presenting their argument, Heard’s legal team attempted to have the case dismissed, as mandated by Virginia law. However, the expected request was promptly rejected.
When is the scheduled time for the Depp-Heard verdict reading?
The verdict is set to be read on Wednesday, June 1, at 2 p.m. (3 p.m. ET).
Is the Johnny Depp trial available for live streaming?
Yes, the trial proceedings can be live-streamed on Philo. A streaming service offering 64 channels with an entertainment focus. Philo is priced at $25 per month, and there is a 7-day free trial available. An additional $6 per month provides access to three Epix channels, offering viewers a range of hit movies and original series.
FuboTV also provides a free trial option. Their basic plan, the “fubo standard” package, includes 121+ channels and is priced at $69.99 per month. Noteworthy features include over 1,000 hours of cloud-based DVR and the ability to stream on up to 10 screens simultaneously.
Will the verdict be televised?
Yes, the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial verdict will be televised on the Law & Crime Trial Network.
Will the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Verdict be televised?
The verdict will be broadcast live on Court TV at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 1.
Is the verdict available for streaming?
You can catch the trial verdict online by visiting Court TV’s website. Alternatively, the live stream will be accessible in the YouTube video provided below.