Johnny Depp responds to Amber Heard’s claim wrong juror was seated

Amber Heard shouldn't be allowed to challenge the defamation trial verdict – even if the wrong juror was seated – because she waited too long to make the claim, Johnny Depp's lawyer wrote in a motion filed Monday.

Heard's attorney Elaine Bredehoft alleged in court papers on Friday that a 77-year-old man was summoned for jury duty – but a 52-year-old man, who shares the same last name and address, was improperly seated for the six-week trial in Fairfax County, Virginia. 

Based on this new information, Bredehoft argued that the verdict should be thrown out.

Depp attorney Ben Chew revealed that the two men are father and son. The middle-aged son was seated as Juror No. 15. 

Chew argued that these were not "new facts," but a discrepancy her team should have noticed at the outset when they received detailed information on the jurors. 

"While Ms. Heard slings an exceptional amount of mud at the wall in the hope that something might stick, the jury’s verdict on damages was perfectly reasonable and supported by the evidence and testimony in the case," Chew wrote, calling her arguments "frivolous."

"Though understandably displeased with the outcome of trial, Ms. Heard has identified no legitimate basis to set aside in any respect the jury’s decision," he concluded. 


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