What will be the Verdict in the Johnny Depp Amber Heard Trial?
Depp and Heard will continue a fraught of legal battle until next week following several more days of short testimonies and allegations. Depp, 58, has sued his ex-wife, Heard, for $50 million. It is over an op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post in 2018 that damaged his career for a long time.
Heard, 36, didn’t mention the name of Depp in the article “I spoke up against sexual violence ” and faced the culture’s wrath, which has to change.” However, his lawyers argue it was obviously about him.The actress is also countersuing $100 million for her damages. And her attorneys argued that her article about domestic abuse was in the public interest.
The entire trial has heard audio recordings of the couple’s volatile arguments that got played for the court, along with graphic details of Depp’s severed finger injury. Also, Heard’s alleged bruising was among the key moments in the trial. The courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia, heard testimony from several expert witnesses and celebrities like Ellen Barkin and Paul Bettany.
Both Heard and Depp have accused each other of being physically violent during their relationship. They were married from 2015 to 2016 and denied each other’s allegations.
When Will The Verdict Come?
The trial has been aired daily from Monday to Thursday and is expected to last six weeks.Hopefully, the proceedings will conclude by May 27, after the closing arguments from both sides are heard.Heard was testified on May 4 and 5, where the court was then adjourned for a week. More testimony from Heard and subsequent cross-examination was due on May 16.Judge Penney Azcarate did confirm that jury deliberations will begin as soon as the closing arguments are wrapped up on May 27. It’s impossible to ensure how long the jury will need to deliberate before reaching a verdict for the trial.
The jury will give their Verdict on whether Heard did defame Depp in her 2018 Washington Post article. And finally, the court found Heard unfairly maligned Depp in The Washington Post op-ed. Giving the Judgement in favour of Johny Depp, who had been awarded $15 million in compensation, instead considered an abuser. Heard, who described herself as a victim of domestic abuse, was confirmed as the abuser.