Johnny Depp’s lawsuit against Amber Heard for defamation is over, but he continues to be talked about. Away from social media, for once. The Guardian informs us that the actress’ lawyers have submitted a 43-page document to the Fairfax County court asking for the verdict to be overturned. On June 1, after weeks of testimony, the two former spouses had been recognized guilty of defamation. Amber Heard, found guilty of defaming her ex-husband, was then ordered to pay the actor $10 million in damages. A sum that she would be unable to provide. Beyond that, Heard’s lawyers believe that the evidence against the actress is unfounded. They explain, among other things, that they believe it was not Heard’s Washington Post testimony that got Johnny Depp fired by Disney from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. On the other hand, they believe that the jury was too severe with Heard, and that one of the members of the jury would not have been appointed in the rules. Courthouse News, which revealed the said 43-page document, explains that it received an email from Ben Chew, the attorney leading the legal team surrounding Johnny Depp. He responds to the request thus: “It’s exactly what we expected. Just longer than expected, and not contributing much.”The judge, Penney Azcarate, indicated that she did not count not foresee a new hearing to date. It remains to be seen what this request will give, knowing that the lawyers of Amber Heard have, in addition, appealed following the verdict. This story is far from over.
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