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VERDICT WATCH: Johnny Depp v Amber Heard Defamation Trial

  • Published on May 30, 2022
  • LIVE COVERAGE: Johnny Depp v Amber Heard Defamation Trial
    Actor Johnny Depp is suing ex-wife Amber Heard for $50 million for defamation in connection with Heard’s 2018 Washington Post op-ed, in which she spoke out about being the victim of domestic violence. Heard’s article did not specifically name Depp as her alleged abuser, but according to Depp’s lawsuit, it relied “on the central premise that Ms. Heard was a domestic abuse victim and that Mr. Depp perpetrated domestic violence against her.” Amber Heard is counter-suing Depp for $100 million.
    The defamation trial began Monday in Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia, with jury selection completing on the same day. There is a possibility of celebrity witnesses testifying, including James Franco and Elon Musk. Tune in to the Law&Crime Network for daily coverage of this high-profile trial.
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Comments • 3 019

  • Der HenRy

    If Johnny loses this case with this much evidence, there will be no hope for any other victim of domestic violence etc

  • SincerelyXoxoPORSHA

    It’s almost like having a study guide while taking a test. All of the answers are there, but you still have to comb through the guide to confirm your answers. This is what’s taking so long for the jury to reach a verdict. They are being thorough/fair.

  • Angel Cake
    Angel Cake  +877

    She literally admitted on the stand “that’s why I wrote the op ed”. even ignoring all the other lies and shambles of a display she put on she admitted she wrote the op ed and it was about him. I honestly don’t know how on Earth they could possibly find in her favour.

  • Rec. Bil
    Rec. Bil  +819

    We have a man who grew up under the eyes of the world, many movies, many girlfriends and who has always prived himself as much as he can. We have a woman we didn't know until he married her and more from the audio and attitudes in court. If they say that "the eyes are the window to the soul" We have a verdict. But it will be a shame after the humiliation of having a finger cut off by a bottle and a surprise in bed having to give that person 100 million. In fact, if we are to judge by "alcohol and drugs". Hollywood will be almost empty.

  • rubyray777
    rubyray777  +227

    Yes, we all know JD is innocent. But the jury still has to do their due diligence and go through all the evidence that was presented. The jury is NOT the public's opinion. It's not an easy task that will take a few hours to go through SIX WEEKS of evidence. I would question the jury's decision if they decided the case that quickly with so much evidence presented.

  • Mojtaba Hoseini

    If jury votes in favor of a person who stole money from charity, I'll be speechless

  • German East Africa

    For the love of God can we just get the verdict. 😔

  • LOZ 97
    LOZ 97  +265

    I guess admitting you’re pretty much liable of what you did in a court of law isn’t enough now?

  • Anika Bitonto

    Yes, it's important that Johnny has the public on his side. But it's just as important that he wins and gets his justice. Otherwise Amber Heard can continue to call him an abuser and publicly defame him.

  • PurpleHäze

    Johnny Depp's reaction to the verdict:

  • Austin Coker

    Don’t we all love and support Johnny with all our might? We all shall manifest for Johnny today that he gets the justice he deserves as the kind and compelling man he is. We will take stand for that guy anytime and any day and we all want him to be happy again and move on!!

  • rexelliz

    When I served as a juror on a different case, the judge gave us the guideline on how to decide guilty vs not guilty according to the case being presented. With so many testimonies and evidence presented, it is easy to get lost on what the true case is. During deliberation, we started with asking who voted guilty/not guilty. Then to those that are not majority, we asked them why.. then the discussion just flowed from there... this included reviewing videos and evidences presented during the trial. At one point, we called the stenographer to read back to us a testimony... the jurors, if they are smart will set aside the emotions and look at evidences and testimonies. With the AH vs JD trial, this is about defamation, everything else that was discussed in the court that is not related to defamation is almost negligible.

  • Kiara Colon

    After all the clear evidence, witnesses and her shameless lies, making a verdict shouldn't take so long. Geesh.

  • Oboro
    Oboro  +458

    I would not want to be a juror in this case. Imagine everyone is on board and there's just one a-hole or two that simply refuses to see logic and keeps repeating incorrect justification for whyyou're wrong and they're right. Amber's lawyers definitely picked some Ambers to sit in that jury.

  • Eveleen Gray

    By this trial, both parties have shown who their true friends are. Does Amber have "life long" friends? What about Johnny? Friends for life says a lot about the person. Johnny has shown the world what a true friend he has been....Loyal, honest and kind. It would be 'draining' to consider having a friend like Amber.

  • ela ela
    ela ela  +30

    We await for a verdict as much as Johnny does! For him to have his life back. Justice for Johnny!

  • Karolu
    Karolu  +172

    Even if they already know the verdict, in such an important matter they cannot give it too early so as not to be defined as being set up from the beginning. It would be bad too long too, because it would tell that they were hesitating. The verdict should be tomorrow (Wednesday) or Thursday at most. Not too early, not too late

  • Tammy C.
    Tammy C.  +45

    Johnny is a brave guy in my eyes. He's out there fighting for truth and justice. He's not the only guy in the world to deal with a vindictive spouse telling lies to hurt us. He is showing us that we don't have to be perfect in order to put our truth out there in public and he's believable.

  • Patricia Foster

    So…..let’s think like this. It takes a LONG time to list every one of Amber’s lies…….

  • M Sky N
    M Sky N  +361

    If JD loses this case, it will be on a technicality. I hate our justice system.