Johnny Depp Wins Defamation Case Against Ex-Wife Amber Heard
Depp had sued for $50 million while Amber Heard had countersued for $100 million. Depp had lost a similar case in the UK.
‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor Johnny Depp won a defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard. Depp had filed a defamation suit against his ex-wife after she wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post citing domestic abuse and being a survivor of abuse by Johnny Depp, saying that she had been ridiculed and judged for it.
A court in Fairfax County, Virginia determined that Ms. Heard had defamed her ex-husband Johnny Depp and was ordered to pay him a sum of $10.4 million, partly for compensatory damages and also punitive damages. In turn, Amber was awarded $2 million as compensatory damages with $0 as punitive damages. Depp had sued for $50 million while Amber Heard had countersued for $100 million. Depp had lost a similar case in the UK.