Amber Heard, as she promised, is appealing the defamation judgment she received from Johnny Depp. She filed a notice of intent with the Virginia Court of Appeal on Wednesday.
Heard intends to appeal the jury verdict of June 1, which awarded Depp more than $10,000,000 in damages following a six-week spectacle trial in Fairfax County.
She will appeal Judge Penney Azcarate’s July 13 rejection of Heard’s post-trial request to have the verdict overturned, and a new trial ordered,
We believe that the court committed errors that prevented us from delivering a fair and just verdict in accordance with the First Amendment.
Heard's legal team made a statement. "We appeal the verdict.
"While we know that today's filing will set off Twitter bonfires," there are steps you can take to ensure fairness and justice.
Amber Heard fails to get the Johnny Depp trial and sets aside the defamation verdict.
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Heard was subject to a lot of social media contempt during the trial. This was compared to Depp's, which she and her attorneys blamed on Depp fanatics.
It is unclear how she will fund the appeal. She has stated that she cannot pay Depp millions of dollars in damages.
Heard's most recent legal move comes as no surprise
Virginia court rules require her to post a $10.3 million bond plus 6% interest during her appeal.
Heard was found guilty of defaming Depp by the jury and he was awarded more than $10,000,000 in damages.
Heard was also awarded $2 million damages by the jury for remarks Depp's lawyer made about Heard's abuse allegations as a "hoax"
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