Amber Heard Seeks to Throw Out Verdict in Depp Defamation Trial

Heard's attorneys argued that the $10 million defamation verdict against her was not supported by evidence.

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This combination of photos shows actor Johnny Depp testifying at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., on April 21, 2022, left, and actor Amber Heard testifying in the same courtroom on May 26, 2022. Heard notified a Virginia court Thursday, July 21, that she will appeal the $10.35 million judgment she was ordered to pay Depp during a high-profile defamation trial that exposed the inner workings of their troubled marriage. (AP Photo)
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Amber Heard’s lawyers have asked a judge to throw out the $10.35 million verdict against her in the defamation case filed by ex-husband Johnny Depp, arguing that the verdict was not supported by the evidence and that one of the jurors may not have been properly vetted by the court. In post-trial motions filed Friday, Heard’s attorneys call the jury’s June 1 award of $10 million in compensatory damages and $5…

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