VIRGINIA (May 31, 2022)– The jury in the defamation trial opposing Johnny Depp and Amber Heard resumed deliberations on Tuesday after a three-day weekend.
Heard is being sued by Depp for $50 million for implying he abused her in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed. Although she didn’t name him, he claims her allegations impacted his ability to work. She is pursuing a counterclaim of $100 million.
In their closing, Heard’s lawyers said a ruling in favor of Depp would make jurors an “accomplice” to his abuse and to his “campaign of global humiliation”, and called out the actor for “laughing” and “snide comments” during closing arguments, adding that he engaged in “victim-blaming at its most disgusting”.
As Depp awaits the verdict , he turned up to perform alongside Jeff Beck in the UK on Sunday.
Both sides presented detail defamation evidence, but there was a tremendous amount of false testimony that has to be fought out between the jurors. The false testimony will generate difficult questions for the jurors to contend with before making their verdict.
Source: Independent contributed.