The jury in the continuing televised Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial sided with the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star in his libel action against ex-wife Amber Heard on Wednesday. Depp’s allegations that Heard lied about him beating her before and during their brief marriage were justified by the jury, which requested Amber Heard to pay $15 million.
The jury, on the other hand, found that Heard was defamed by one of Depp’s lawyers, who accused her of concocting a comprehensive hoax that involved roughing up the couple’s flat to make it appear worse to police. The Aquaman actress was given $ 2 million by the tribunal.
Physical abuse incidents
During their marriage, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard both accused each other of physical abuse. The two presented opposing tales of an altercation in early 2015 in Australia, where Depp was filming the fifth instalment of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Depp testified in court that his ex-wife threw a vodka bottle at him, causing the top of his right middle finger to be amputated. Meanwhile, Heard has rejected the allegations, claiming that Depp sexually abused her that night by “inserting a liquor bottle” into her private regions.
Drug abuse stories
Depp was an alcoholic with a “drug problem,” according to Amber Heard. “Johnny on speed was different from Johnny on opiates, Johnny on opiates was different from Adderall and cocaine Johnny,” Heard testified on her first day in court. She also stated throughout her trial that Depp used to “hallucinate after being sober.”
Kate Moss testifying
After Heard mentioned her name while recalling her ex-aggressive husband’s behaviour, British model Kate Moss, who dated Johnny Depp in the 1990s, was asked to testify. Moss testified via video link to the jurors, telling them that “Depp was never violent with her.”
The feces incident
After a disagreement in 2016, Johnny Depp claimed that Heard had left “faeces in their bed.” Amber Heard, on the other hand, refuted the report, claiming that the couple’s “teacup Yorkshire terrier” was to blame.