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Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard: This is the surprising verdict of the jury! Who won the war of the roses?

Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard – The turbulent trial that revealed scandalous details about the stars’ life together ended on Friday (May 27). More than one or two celebrities were mentioned in it, with top model Kate Moss even testifying in court. After the jury resumed deliberations on Tuesday (May 31), they reached a verdict. What does this mean for Johnny Depp? But first, let’s briefly recap why the actor filed a $50 million lawsuit against his ex-wife in the first place.

Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard: How did the mudslinging come about?

The verdict has fallen important details around Depp trial

Depp filed a lawsuit against his ex-wife for writing an opinion piece in the Washington Post in 2018 in which she described herself as a public figure advocating domestic violence. Depp, who is seeking $50 million, claims the article damaged his reputation and career, though Heard did not name him because she was referring to the period two years earlier when she filed for divorce and a restraining order – Depp has denied all abuse allegations.

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Heard then sued Depp for $100 million after his lawyer, Adam Waldman, said in three press statements that her allegations were false.

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The actor is accused of lying and violence

Depp’s lawyers claim that Heard abused him, and not the other way around. To prove this, they brought forth a number of witnesses who knew the couple and claimed to have never seen any injuries on Heard. They played various recordings in which Heard mocks and insults Depp. The actor said that people in the entertainment industry began to think he was a “fraud” when Heard made her claims, and that she thus destroyed his career, costing him “everything.”

A toxic relationship: this is the crux of Heard’s allegations

Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard - the jury has decided this verdict

Heard alleges that Depp repeatedly physically and sexually abused her, which worsened when he drank heavily and used drugs, particularly cocaine and MDMA. The defense called several witnesses who testified to seeing Depp in various states of intoxication. Most of them testified they did not see Depp hit Heard , but they observed him become jealous and angry on several occasions. Heard also says that due to several comments made by Depp’s lawyers Adam Waldman to the media, she lost career opportunities by claiming her allegations were false.

Johnny Depp won the case vs. Amber Heard – What’s next?

Johnny Depp won the case vs. Amber Heard

After weeks of explosive testimony in the Fairfax, Virginia courtroom, the verdict is in. Jurors said that Amber Heard defamed Johnny in her allegations and that the Aquaman star acted with “actual malice” in making her claims. They awarded Johnny $10 million in damages. On top of that, they added $5 million in punitive costs, so Johnny was awarded a total of $15 million.

There was a partial victory for Amber, however, as jurors awarded her $2 million after finding that Johnny had defamed her through his attorney Adam Waldman. Amber was present at the dramatic moment, but Johnny was not there as he was in the UK performing at a rock concert.

It is important to know that despite her defamation conviction, she will not go to jail, since it is a civil case and not a criminal one.

Will Johnny Depp return for Pirates of the Caribbean 6?

Pirates of the Caribbean will Depp return or not

One question remains, however: What’s next career-wise for the two stars. Depp has already confirmed that he does not want to return for Pirates of the Caribbean 6. However, for the producers, a return of the actor in the future is not out of the question. Instead, this time there will be a main heroine played by Australian actress Margot Robbie.

You can learn more about the story of Johnny and Amber here !