She is taking a stance against her ex-husband once more.
On Thursday, Amber Heard has filed an appeal with the Virginia Court of Appeals about the defamation case ruling that she lost against her ex-husband, Johnny Depp.
The legal team for Heard filed the appeal notice in an attempt to overturn the June 1 ruling of the lower court, which determined that Depp had won his defamation lawsuit against the actress and had been given $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.
“We believe the court made errors that prevented a just and fair verdict consistent with the First Amendment,” her spokesperson said in a statement to Deadline. “We are therefore appealing the verdict. While we realize today’s filing will ignite the Twitter bonfires, there are steps we need to take to ensure both fairness and justice.”
On the other hand, Depp’s team said that the appeal had no bearing on them. “The jury listened to the extensive evidence presented during the six-week trial and came to a clear and unanimous verdict that the defendant herself defamed Mr. Depp, in multiple instances.”
“We remain confident in our case and that this verdict will stand,” a representative for the actor told The Daily Mail, which broke the story first.
The petition was submitted more than a week after a judge denied Heard’s plea for a new trial; Depp’s counsel labeled the demand as “baseless” and “frivolous.”
As previously reported, Depp’s $50 million defamation case against his ex-wife for her article started on April 11 and continued for six weeks before a jury of five men and two women reached a verdict after around 13 hours of discussion spanning over three days.
The Virginia jury gave him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, while Heard received $2 million for succeeding on one of three claims in the countersuit she filed against her ex-spouse.
The “Aquaman” actress, however, is now broke as a result of losing the defamation lawsuit since she is unable to reimburse her ex-husband for damages of more than $10 million. She also acknowledged throughout the trial that she didn’t donate the money from her divorce settlement to charity.
Reactions to Amber Heard Submits An Appeal Of The Johnny Depp Defamation Case Ruling
it will never not be insane to me how amber heard is on audio saying “i was hitting you/i can’t promise i won’t get physical again” yet everyone casually chose to ignore & twist it because she’s a woman. johnny would be OVER if he had said those things. talk about fairness.— nina🏴☠️ (@ninasdepp) July 21, 2022
Now, if Amber Heard can afford an appeal (even minus the bond) why couldn’t she afford to pay the charities?— 🌟🏴☠️ (@GellertDepp) July 21, 2022
Is her insurance still paying dispute the malice aspect?
And why if she just wanted to move on, is she the one not moving on? Many questions here
Jury awards Johnny Depp $10.35M in damages…— Arwen sparrow (@An_elf_pirate) July 21, 2022
An insurance co. is suing to be absolved of over $8M in legal fees due to “wilful misconduct”…
Today an appeal was filed, which could take up to a year or more to conclude…
So where is Amber Heard getting the money for all this?