Amber Heard’s request for a new Johnny Depp defamation trial denied
A Virginia judge on Wednesday denied actress Amber Heard’s request for a new trial in a defamation case she lost to ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Heard’s attorneys asked Judge Penney Azcarate to leave a judgment awarding $10 million to Depp and the claim was untrue, but the judge denied the request.
Heard requested a new trial because one of the seven jurors was not the man summoned to serve on the jury but his son in a mistaken identity case.
“There was no evidence of fraud or misconduct, and jurors “meet the statutory requirements to be served,” Azcarate said.
In June, a jury found Depp and Heard responsible for defamation – but sided with the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star more strongly after a six-week trial filled with scathing charges. about domestic abuse.
A seven-member jury awarded damages to Depp after finding that a 2018 article written by Heard about her experience of “sexual violence” was defamatory.
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