You may wonder why Johnny Depp would be confused with the NBA Legend LeBron James and his ex wife Amber Heard would be compared to so with Shaquille O’Neal. Well, the cause is the recently celebrated lawsuit for defamation they filed against each other.
Johnny and Heard were married from 2013-16 and got divorced in 2016, after that shortly Heard have accused Johnny of sexual abuse and domestic violence many occasions damaging the Actors Careers, this point Depp came with a lawsuit against Heard claiming her to be false.
After the through trial over 2 years a jury of Fairfax, Virginia, courtroom has found Amber Heard and Johnny Depp both are liable for defamation in their lawsuits against each other. Bu the damages awarded to Johnny Depp is significantly more than the Actress got, a sign of legally winning the battle.
“I spoke up against sexual violence and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change.”
Though Johnny Depp’s name was not named in the article, the Pirates of the Caribbean star claimed that his career is significantly damaged due to the false allegations made against him. Heard countersued Depp for defamation over statements Depp’s attorney made about her abuse claims.
The jury unanimously found that Heard defamed Depp in three separate statements in The Washington Post piece, and that Depp defamed Heard with one statement his attorney made.
Johnny Depp is awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million dollars in punitive damages. The jury awarded Heard $2 million in compensatory damages and 0$ for punitive damages.
The verdict is a “tremendous” legal win for Depp and a repudiation for Heard like King James used to crush his opponent with those of basketball shots.
well the story doesn’t ends here as according to David Shane, a spokesman for Amber Heard, said she plans to appeal the verdict. Seems that Heard will be facing Depp’s King like attacks with the trick of Shaquille O’Neal.
Watch the verdict: