The defamation trial between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp just ended, and the judge said that Amber Heard has to pay Johnny Depp $10 million. But an American news website says that the feud with Johnny Depp cost Amber Heard a lot more than that. Not too long ago, more than 6,000 pages of court documents from their ongoing legal battle were made public. These documents showed many disturbing details about their highly publicised legal battle.
A new source says that Amber Heard’s lawyers said in the pre-trial paperwork that Johnny Depp’s false claims about her cost her “$47-50 million” over a “3-5 year period.”
Amber is said to have turned down “tens of millions of dollars” in pay from Johnny Depp when he got the money from the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie. This is what The Daily Beast said in a story. Since the sequel was filmed while Johnny and Amber were married, it is considered a “community property asset,” which means that Amber is entitled to half of the profits.
The portal also said that Amber’s lawyers asked the judge not to include evidence from “irrelevant personal matters” that Johnny’s lawyers could have brought up, such as Amber’s naked pictures, past relationships, or even something that could suggest she worked as an escort at one point. This was asked for so that Johnny’s lawyers wouldn’t be able to use evidence against Amber in court.
During the trial, which was open to the public and went on for weeks, cruel online harassment was directed at Amber. On June 1, the ordeal was finally over when the jury said Johnny should get $10.35 million in damages. Amber was awarded $2 million in damages because she won one of the three defamation claims she made in her countersuit. The judge in charge of the case said no to her request to throw out the verdict because she didn’t know who one of the jurors was.
In the meantime, Johnny has already made it back to where things are happening. Asian News International (ANI) said that the actor made millions of dollars from his first art collection. The collection, called “Friends and Heroes,” sold out on the website of a London art gallery within hours on Thursday. Besides that, he will also be in a French movie about history.