Amber Heard files new appeal after losing defamation lawsuit against Johnny Depp

Amber Heard’s lawyers have reportedly filed a new 68-page appeal against Johnny Depp.

Earlier this year, Depp won his defamation case against his ex-wife, with a jury awarding him $15million (£12million) in damages.

The jury also awarded Heard $2 million (£1.6 million) for part of her own counterclaim.

Depp is suing Heard for $50m (£40m) claiming she defamed him in a commentThe Washington Post In it, she described herself as a victim of domestic violence.

That Pirates of the Caribbean The actor isn’t named in the article, but he claimed it implied that he was a domestic abuser – something he says is “categorically and demonstrably false”.

Depp claimed the article, titled “I spoke out against sexual violence – and faced the wrath of our culture. This has to change,” damaged his reputation and left him struggling to land roles in Hollywood.

Five months after the verdict was announced, Heard’s team filed a new appeal against Depp in a Virginia appeals court.

Per That New York Times, Heard’s attorneys filed multiple lawsuits, arguing that the trial was held in the wrong state. They also challenged the judge’s decision to exclude certain pieces of evidence, including contemporaneous notes from therapists they believe document abuse allegations.

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Heard’s team has asked that the jury’s verdict be overturned, with either a dismissal of Depp’s claims or an entirely new trial.

“The trial court wrongly barred the jury from considering multiple separate cases in which Heard reported Depp’s abuse to a doctor,” the attorneys wrote.

Earlier this month, Depp also filed his appeal of the $2 million judgment in favor of Heard’s counterclaim.

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The 59-year-old actor described the jury’s verdict as “erroneous”. The Hollywood actor’s lawyers also said that Depp’s reputation was “confirmed” by the jury.

“The jury’s strong affirmative judgment on all three defamatory statements alleged in his complaint fully endorsed Mr. Depp and restored his reputation,” the filing reads.

If you or someone you know has been affected by domestic violence, you can call the 24-hour Domestic Violence Helpline operated by Refuge on 0808 2000 247 or visit their website here.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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