The Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial has lastly come to a detailed.
The decision got here in on Wednesday afternoon in a Fairfax, Virginia courtroom and the outcomes are in.
The jury concluded that Heard, 36, should pay Depp, 58, $15 million in damages.
Additionally they discovered that he did defame Heard in her second declare and he should give her $2 million.
In a prolonged assertion to The Publish, Depp’s spokesperson mentioned: “Six years in the past, my life, the lifetime of my kids, the lives of these closest to me, and in addition, the lives of the individuals who for a lot of, a few years have supported and believed in me have been eternally modified.”
“All within the blink of a watch,” they continued.
“False, very severe and legal allegations have been levied at me by way of the media, which triggered an limitless barrage of hateful content material, though no expenses have been ever introduced towards me. It had already traveled all over the world twice inside a nanosecond and it had a seismic impression on my life and my profession,” he went on.
“And 6 years later, the jury gave me my life again. I’m really humbled.”
“My resolution to pursue this case, understanding very nicely the peak of the authorized hurdles that I’d be dealing with and the inevitable, worldwide spectacle into my life, was solely made after appreciable thought.”
“From the very starting, the purpose of bringing this case was to disclose the reality, whatever the final result. Talking the reality was one thing that I owed to my kids and to all those that have remained steadfast of their help of me. I really feel at peace understanding I’ve lastly achieved that.”
“I’m, and have been, overwhelmed by the outpouring of affection and the colossal help and kindness from all over the world. I hope that my quest to have the reality be informed may have helped others, males or girls, who’ve discovered themselves in my scenario, and that these supporting them by no means quit. I additionally hope that the place will now return to harmless till confirmed responsible, each throughout the courts and within the media,” the daddy of two mentioned.
“I want to acknowledge the noble work of the Choose, the jurors, the court docket employees and the Sheriffs who’ve sacrificed their very own time to get up to now, and to my diligent and unwavering authorized group who did a unprecedented job in serving to me to share the reality.”
“The most effective is but to come back and a brand new chapter has lastly begun. Veritas numquam perit. “Reality by no means perishes,” Depp concluded.
Heard informed The Publish in a press release relating to the adjudication that she is “disenchanted with what this verdict means for different girls.”
“The frustration I really feel right now is past phrases. I’m heartbroken that the mountain of proof nonetheless was not sufficient to face as much as the disproportionate energy, affect, and sway of my ex-husband,” she continued.
“I’m unhappy I misplaced this case. However I’m sadder nonetheless that I appear to have misplaced a proper I assumed I had as an American – to talk freely and brazenly,” Heard added.
Whereas the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor was not bodily current within the room — he has been staying in the UK because of work commitments — he was nonetheless listening to the court docket ruling.
Johnny Depp gestures to the gallery within the courtroom as he leaves for the day on the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse on Monday, Could 23, 2022.AP
The seven-person jury achieved their resolution on Wednesday morning, the third day of deliberations.
“On account of beforehand scheduled work commitments made earlier than the trial, Mr. Depp is not going to be bodily current for right now’s 3 p.m. verdict and might be watching from the UK,” a supply informed The Publish right now.
Heard was within the courtroom throughout the verdict. A rep for the “Aquaman” star informed The Publish earlier right now about her court docket look, “Your presence exhibits the place your priorities are. Johnny Depp performs guitar within the UK whereas Amber Heard waits for a verdict in Virginia.”
Depp performed a shock live performance in England with Jeff Beck on Sunday. “Depp is taking his snickering and lack of seriousness on tour,” the rep added.
Heard testifies within the courtroom within the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse on Thursday, Could 26, 2022. AP
The “By no means Again Down” actress has claimed all through the case that her profession and involvement within the upcoming “Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom” has been diminished because of the trial.
“I misplaced alternatives. I obtained dropped from jobs and campaigns. I fought to maintain my job and the most important film alternative I needed to date [with] ‘Justice League’ with the choice to [star in] ‘Aquaman,’ ” she mentioned throughout one among her testimonies.
Heard and Depp have been married from 2015 till 2018.