For the past six weeks, Johnny Depp’s $50 million libel trial has remained a viral case, as more than 100 hours of testimony have been delivered in Virginia court and aired on CourtTV. After extensive information from Depp and his lawyers about his side of the story and Amber Heard’s defense, a seven-person jury is tasked with reaching a unanimous decision on whether Heard defamed Amber Heard. pirates star. So what happens next?
The jury will continue to deliberate on the case after the holiday weekend on Tuesday in Fairfax County Circuit Court after hearing closing arguments from both sides last Friday. In reaching a decision, the jury will follow step-by-step instructions on a verdict form that includes weighing seven questions about The pirates of the Caribbean the star’s claim that his ex-wife damaged his reputation through her 2018 op-ed.
Based on the information presented during the six-week trial, they will have to decide if Amber Heard’s article implies or insinuates anything about her ex-husband and if it was false or written with malicious intent. In addition, they will have to address Heard’s $100 million counterclaim, which Depp tried and failed to get the judge to kick him outwhere they will have to decide on six questions about whether the claims made by Johnny Depp’s lawyer, Adam Waldman, were made on Depp’s behalf and whether they are false and/or made with malice, according to a Washington Post report.
Much of the public discussion of the couple’s legal battles has revolved around whether Heard is lying about her. numerous allegations of physical abuse and assault, with the aquaman actress says her ex tried to ‘kill’ her. The Oscar nominee, on the other hand, claimed that Heard is lying, and her attorney, Camille Vasquez, claimed in her closing argument that her testimony has too many holes to be credible.
However, the decision of the case itself will be decided based on Johnny Depp’s defamation claims. The burden of proof facing the jury is whether they have smeared each other regardless of public sentiment and opinion, which has overwhelmingly sided with Depp. During the high-profile trial, Depp’s fans joined his side en masse, taking alpacas out of the courthouseand recently, a viewer was kicked out for yelling that she and Depp were soul mates and “this baby is yours” during testimonials.
Fans of Johnny Depp have also created petitions to see him return as Jack Sparrow in pirates of the Caribbean, with more than 740,000 signatures as of the date of publication of this article. A separate petition also calls for Warner Bros. to remove Amber Heard from next movie aquaman and the lost kingdomforks received more than 4.3 million signatures as of this writing. Heard recently spoke about the online hate he received during the trial, calling it “agonizing.” As for the verdict in this case, we’ll just have to wait this week for the jury to deliver the verdict.