Amber Heard will not settle with Johnny Depp, will enchantment verdict

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's attorneys meet one last time for potential settlement after defamation trial. (Photo: Getty Images)

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s attorneys meet one final time for potential settlement after defamation trial. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Lawyers for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met once more in court docket on Friday and had one final probability to settle earlier than the decide finalized the June 1 verdict. After a wild six-week trial, the jury discovered that every star defamed the opposite however weighed closely in Depp’s favor. The Pirates of the Caribbean star is owed $10.35 million in damages whereas Heard was awarded $2 million. It feels like Heard will enchantment the decision.

A spokesperson for the Aquaman actress issued the next assertion to Yahoo Entertainment and referenced the Jan 6. 2021 rebel hearings: “As stated in yesterday’s congressional hearings, you don’t ask for a pardon if you are innocent. And, you don’t decline to appeal if you know you are right.”

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Depp’s legal professional, Ben Chew, hinted they’d be open to settling if Heard declined to enchantment.

“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?” Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos requested.

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“We obviously can’t disclose attorney-client communications, but as Mr. Depp testified … this was never about money for Mr. Depp,” Chew replied. “This was about restoring his reputation — and he’s done that … that’s what it was about for him.”

On Friday, the decide formally entered the judgment into the court docket report. There’s a catch, although.

If Heard does enchantment, she should pay a 6% curiosity penalty per 12 months beginning now. Heard’s legal professional, Elaine Bredehoft, beforehand stated on the Today present the actress cannot afford the judgment. (“Oh, no — absolutely not.”)

In a current sit down with NBC, Heard maintained that Depp abused her, which he has denied for six years. She produced a binder of therapist notes beginning in 2011 that the actress stated backs up her claims, however weren’t allowed to be proven at trial.

“It’s unfortunate that while Johnny is looking to move forward with his life, the defendant and her team are back to repeating, reimagining and re-litigating matters that have already been decided by the Court and a verdict that was unanimously and unequivocally decided by the jury in Johnny’s favor,” a spokesperson for Depp said.

Depp, in the meantime, is reserving gigs once more — simply not essentially ones involving scripts. The actor introduced he is reuniting along with his rock supergroup The Hollywood Vampires for an abroad tour.

MORE: Johnny Depp reunites with The Hollywood Vampires


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