Verdict of Johnny Depp defamation case read at 3pm (ET).
The jury has notified the court that they have reached a verdict in the Johnny Depp defamation case. In addition, the jury also has a verdict regarding Amber Heard’s counterclaim of $100 Million. She accused Depp of physical and sexual assault. The closing arguments concluded at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse on Friday, May 27, 2022. Depp sued Heard for $50 million, accusing her of libel with her 2018 Washington Post op-ed Depp is After the six-week trial seven jurors deliberated for 12 hours over the course of three days.
The verdict is officially in, and is the following:
The jury has ruled that Johnny Depp proved all elements of defamation and was awarded $15 million. Amber Heard won a single claim in her counter sue case and was awarded $2 million.