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Jury Awards Johnny Depp $15 Million Settlement for his case against his ex-wife.

After six weeks of evidence in Johnny Depp’s high-profile libel trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, jurors in Fairfax, Virginia, have come back with a verdict in the multimillion-dollar case.

Johnny Depp has won his multimillion-dollar US lawsuit against former wife Amber Heard after a Virginia jury ruled a 2018 article published in The Washington Post was defamatory.

He was awarded $15m by the court – comprising $10m compensatory damages and a further $5m in punitive damages – but the judge capped the punitive damages total in accordance with legal limits, resulting in a total of $10.35m.

Amber Heard was awarded $2m in her counter-suit against Depp.

While the seven-person jury also ruled in favor of Heard on one count in her countersuit against Depp, the actor depicted the decision as a vindication, and his former wife said it was “a disappointment”.

Depp said he was “truly humbled” by the jury’s verdict, saying the allegations had had a “seismic impact” on his life and career.

“From the very beginning, the goal of bringing this case was to reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome”, he said.

“Speaking the truth was something that I owed to my children and to all those who have remained steadfast in their support of me.

“I feel at peace knowing I have finally accomplished that.”

 

 

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