After weeks of court docket hearings and a full day of deliberations, a jury dominated in favour of actor Johnny Depp and stated fellow actor and ex-wife Amber Heard defamed him in an op-ed revealed in The Washington Publish in 2018.
The widely-viewed six-week trial featured express and graphic proof and testimony detailing the previous Hollywood couple’s soured relationship.
The Virginia jury additionally dominated in favour of Heard in some elements of her counter-suit towards Depp. The jury awarded Depp $15 million in damages from Heard. The panel awarded Heard $2 million in damages.
In a reasonably celebratory method, many celebrities shared the information throughout social media, together with Khaani actor Sana Javed, who had been sharing clips of herself intently following the case. This time she shared a photograph of the Pirates of the Caribbean actor Depp and introduced that he has “won” the case.
Actor Mansha Pasha took to Twitter and wrote, “Abuse has no gender. June off to a good start.”
Actor Armeena Khan additionally shared her ideas on the win. She wrote in a tweet that she’s “happy for victims of DV (Domestic Violence) everywhere”. In extra tweet, she additionally talked about what she disliked probably the most in regards to the case and that was the “vile, misogynistic abuse (online)” directed in direction of Heard. “I read some truly despicable things” she wrote.
Singer and actor Ali Zafar retweeted a fan’s video collage of him and Depp and wrote, “Even a true empath could only understand a small percentage of what Johnny Depp must’ve gone through.” In keeping with Zafar, no verdict or amount of cash can “bring him (Depp) back 6 prime years of his life, the art he could’ve produced and smiles he could’ve brought.”
However for Osman Khalid Butt, the very public trial wasn’t factor. Quoting Stanford Legislation professor Michele Dauber, Butt known as the trial, “the single worst decision I can think of in the context of intimate partner violence and sexual violence in recent history.” He stated she was proper.
Jemima Goldsmith, the ex-wife of former prime minister Imran Khan, additionally took to Twitter and urged that Depp “waive off Amber Heard’s damages” saying that it was by no means in regards to the cash and urge “trolls to stand down and wish her well.”
Depp, the 58-year-old Unbelievable Beasts star sued Heard for $50 million and argued that she defamed him when she known as herself “a public figure representing domestic abuse” in The Washington Publish opinion piece. Heard, 36, countersued for $100 million, saying Depp smeared her when his lawyer known as her accusations a “hoax”.
Depp and Heard met in 2011 whereas filming The Rum Diary and wed in February 2015. Their divorce was finalised about two years later.