Amber Heard's verdict lawyer
Amber Heard's lawyer Judge dismisses her $ 10.35 million verdictagainst her in a defamation case filed by her ex-husband Johnny Depp. Not substantiated and the judge may not have been properly examined by the court.
In a post-trial allegation filed on Friday, Heard's lawyer "excessive" to Depp $ 10 million in jury damages on June 1 and $ 5 million in punitive damages. And "undefended." They ask the judge to revoke her verdict and dismiss Depp's proceedings or order a new trial. Immediately after the verdict, the judge reduced compensatory damages to $ 350,000 under the state cap.
Depp sued Heard for defamation in the Fairfax County Circuit Court in December 2018 and told the Washington Post that he was "a public figure representing domestic violence." Depp's lawyer claimed that he had defamed him in the article, even though he did not mention him in her name.
The six-week television trial turned into a scene that provided a window to their dysfunctional marriage. Much of the testimony focused on Hard's allegations that she was physically and sexually abused by Depp. Depp loses her middle fingertip and she is sexually assaulted in her bottle on more than 12 alleged assaults, including the battle in Australia where Depp was filming the sequel to "Pirates of the Caribbean." Said that.
Depp said he had never hit hard and she was an abuser.
Depp must prove that he has never assaulted Hard, that her editorial has defamed him, and that she wrote the article with real malicious intent. I had to.
In a post-trial allegation, Hard's legal team found that Hard was actually malicious, Depp said, when Hard's article was published, he himself. Insisted that he had to show that he did not think he was abused.
"Instead, the evidence overwhelmingly supported Mr. Haad as a victim of Mr. Depp's hand abuse," Haad's lawyer said in their motion.
Heard's lawyer also told the jury "possible improper jury service", saying that one of the jury's elected jury was born in 1945. I am asking the judge to investigate. Although it is a jury trial selection process, publicly available information states that it was born in 1970.
"This discrepancy raises the question of whether Jury 15 actually received the jury's subpoena and was properly scrutinized by the court to serve as a jury," Hard's lawyer said. Said in a motion.
Depp's lawyer did not immediately respond to the request for comment.
The jury also awarded hard $ 2 million in counterclaims against Depp, and one of Depp's lawyers created detailed hoaxes such as ruining a couple's apartment and making it look bad. I admitted that I had damaged my honor. police.
In a sense, the trial was a reenactment of a proceeding filed in the United Kingdom against the British tabloids after Depp was described as a "wife beater." The judge in that case ruled in favor of the newspaper in 2020 after discovering that Haad was telling her truth in an explanation of her abuse.
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