FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have both won, in part, their defamation lawsuits, a jury announced on Wednesday after deliberating for about 12 hours over three days.
Heard is to pay Depp $15 million, and Depp is to pay Heard $2 million. Depp had been suing for $50 million, and Heard's countersuit was for $100 million.
The six-week-long trial centered on whether Heard defamed her ex-husband in a 2018 newspaper op-ed in which she referenced herself as "a public figure representing domestic abuse."
Depp sued for $50 million in damages, saying that, although the piece didn’t name him specifically, it was a clear enough reference to him to damage his reputation and cost him lucrative movie roles. Heard countersued Depp for $100 million, claiming Depp and his former lawyer conspired to defame her by calling her abuse claims a hoax.
Reactions to the trial have exploded online and in person at the courthouse each day of the trial, and reaction to the verdict is no different.
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