Johnny Depp files his own appeal to overturn $2,000,000 verdict

Johnny Depp has officially filed to appeal the verdict which awarded his ex-wife Amber Heard $ 2 million in damages, one day after Heard filed her own against the outcome of the bombshell trial.

In June,  the jury found that Heard id defame Depp in a 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post.

The article was about her experiences as a survivor of domestic abuse, which Depp’s lawyers said falsely accused him of being an abuser.

After the unanimous verdict, Depp was awarded $15m in punitive damages.

However, this was capped at $350,000 per Virginia state law, reducing the total to $8.35m.

Meanwhile, Heard was awarded $2m in compensatory damages – and it is this verdict Depp wants to overturn.

Documents filed by Depp’s team on Friday in Fairfax County read: ‘Plaintiff and counterclaim-defendant John C Depp, II, by counsel, hereby appeals to the Court of Appeals of Virginia from all adverse rulings and from the final judgment order of this Circuit Court entered on June 24, 2022.’

‘Virginia law is clear that a verdict is not to be set aside unless it is “plainly wrong or without evidence to support it”.‘


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