Friday, October 7, 2022

Depp’s lawyer suggests he may not collect $10.35M from Amber Heard

Johnny Depp’s lawyers say the actor is “over the moon” at the outcome of his defamation case against Amber Heard and suggested he might not make the actress pay the $10.35 million judgment.
Camille Vasquez and Ben Chew hit the morning show circuit on Wednesday — much to the dismay of Heard’s team, given their new statement down below — where they praised the jury for looking at the evidence and denied that social media influenced the outcome.
Vasquez also hit back at critics who say the verdict is a setback to the #MeToo movement.
“It was like the weight of the world had been taken off his shoulders and I feel that finally, after six years, he’s gotten his life back,” Chew told Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos. Stephanopoulos noted that Heard’s lawyers say she plans to appeal the verdict and doesn’t have the money to pay Depp.
“You all have said that the goal was not to impoverish Ms. Heard. Is it possible where we could see a settlement where she forgoes the appeal in return for Mr. Depp waiving any monetary damages?” Stephanopoulos asked.
Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages for defamatory claims Heard made in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed.
(Yahoo Entertainment)