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Defamation: Court orders actor Johnny Depp’s ex-wife to pay him $15million

Court orders actor Johnny Depp’s ex-wife to pay him $15million

American actor Johnny Depp has won a defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife, Amber Heard. A jury ruled in his favour on Wednesday, June 1, bringing to an end the high-profile [email protected] trial between the ex-couple.

Recall that Depp sued Heard for [email protected] over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in which she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”

Though Depp was not named in the article, he claims it cost him lucrative acting roles. Heard countersued her ex-husband for defamation over statements Depp’s attorney made about her ab#se claims.

Weighing the claims, a jury found that both of the exes defamed each other and awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. While Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages and no punitive damages.

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