Amber Heard asks judge to dismiss Johnny Depp verdict for defamation

The American actress has begged a judge to overturn her losing verdict against Johnny Depp for making a bizarre accusation against a juror.

Amber Heard has asked a Virginia judge to overturn her losing verdict in the defamation lawsuit filed by ex-husband Johnny Depp, alleging the evidence does not hold.

Heard’s attorneys, who were found guilty of three defamation charges filed by Depp after a five-week trial that ended in early June, argued in a 43-page motion filed Friday that the verdict was not supported by the evidence that was presented during the trial. the blockbuster lawsuit of a former couple, New York Post reports.

The document alleges that Depp “acted solely on a theory of defamation by implication, and dropped all claims that Ms. Heard’s statements were factually false,” the papers claim.

Heard’s attorneys further questioned a juror known as Juror 15, who was reportedly born in 1945.

†[The juror] was clearly born later than 1945. Publicly available information shows he appears to have been born in 1970,” the motion read, suggesting they believe it was a fake juror.

In the motion, attorneys also argued that the jury did not have sufficient evidence to reason that Depp lost movie roles as a direct result of Heard’s op-ed, in which she claimed she was a victim of domestic and sexual violence.

Depp, 58, sued his ex-wife, 36, claiming she harmed his career in 2018 Washington Post op-ed – where the jury concluded that there was little doubt that the reference was to the Pirates of the Caribbean star.

One of Depp’s attorneys, Benjamin Chew, emailed Courthouse News that Heard’s filing was “what we expected, just longer, more substantive.” the guard reported.

Judge Penney Azcarate previously suggested she is not forced to schedule more hearings for the case.

Heard previously said he would appeal the decision.

“You don’t ask for a pardon when you’re innocent. And you don’t refuse to appeal if you know you’re right,” a Heard spokesperson said in a statement in June.

This story originally appeared on New York Post and is reproduced with permission

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