Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard Verdict
The jury awarded Johnny Depp significantly more damages than Amber Heard, making it a legal victory for the "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor.
Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard were both found liable for defamation and awarded damages by a US jury, concluding a closely watched intense trial over domestic abuse allegations.
The verdict vindicated his stance that Amber fabricated claims that she was abused by Johnny before and during their brief marriage.
In the unanimous decision, the jury ruled that Amber defamed Johnny when she called herself a victim of domestic abuse.
The jury also found in favor of Amber, who said she was defamed by Johnny's lawyer when he called her abuse allegations a hoax.
Amber has been ordered to pay $15 million (roughly ₹116 crore) in damages. On the other hand, Johnny has been asked to pay $2 million (just over ₹15 crore).
Johnny’s initial suit against Amber was for $50 million (over ₹387 crore) while Amber had countersued him for $100 million (over ₹775 crore).