On June 1, a jury in Virginia awarded Depp $15 million in damages after ruling that Heard was liable of defaming the Pirates of the Caribbean star. The decide presiding over Depp’s defamation trial later decreased punitive damages to the state’s authorized restrict of $350,000, making the actor’s complete damages $10.4 million. (Heard, who countersued her ex-husband, was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages.)
Whereas talking in regards to the extremely publicized authorized battle throughout a June 2 look on In the present day, Heard’s lawyer Elaine Charlson Bredehoft shared her ideas on whether or not the Aquaman actress will be capable to pay the judgement. She advised host Savannah Guthrie, “Oh, no, completely not.”
Bredehoft additionally mirrored on the trial, which lasted greater than six weeks, saying that “plenty of issues had been allowed on this court docket that ought to not have been allowed.” She added that Heard was “demonized” through the authorized proceedings and claimed social media might have performed an element within the jury’s choice.