Amber Heard Says Case With Johnny Depp Settled

'I Never Chose This': Amber Heard Says Case With Johnny Depp Settled


Actress Amber Heard introduced Monday that she had reached a settlement within the multi-million greenback defamation case filed in opposition to her by her former husband Johnny Depp.

Ms Heard, in a put up on Instagram, didn’t reveal the phrases of the settlement, which comes after a Virginia jury ordered her to pay $10 million to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star.

Heard mentioned she was dropping her enchantment of the damages awarded by the jury and settling the case as a result of she “merely can’t undergo” one other trial.

“I make this determination having misplaced religion within the American authorized system, the place my unprotected testimony served as leisure and social media fodder,” she mentioned.

“Now I lastly have a possibility to emancipate myself from one thing I tried to depart over six years in the past and on phrases I can comply with,” Heard mentioned.

The jury discovered Depp and Heard chargeable for defamation — however sided extra strongly with the “Pirates” star following an intense six-week trial using on bitterly contested allegations of home abuse.

The jury awarded $10 million in damages to Depp after discovering {that a} 2018 newspaper article penned by Heard on her expertise of “sexual violence” was defamatory.

Heard, who had countersued, was awarded $2 million.

The case, dwell streamed to hundreds of thousands, featured lurid and intimate particulars concerning the Hollywood celebrities’ non-public lives.

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