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Amber Heard won’t settle with Johnny Depp, will appeal verdict

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's attorneys meet one last time for potential settlement after defamation trial. (Photo: Getty Images)

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s attorneys meet one final time for potential settlement after defamation trial. (Picture: Getty Photos)

Attorneys for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met once more in court docket on Friday and had one final likelihood to settle earlier than the decide finalized the June 1 verdict. After a wild six-week trial, the jury discovered that every star defamed the opposite however weighed closely in Depp’s favor. The Pirates of the Caribbean star is owed $10.35 million in damages whereas Heard was awarded $2 million. It appears like Heard will enchantment the decision.

A spokesperson for the Aquaman actress issued the next assertion to Yahoo Leisure and referenced the Jan 6. 2021 riot hearings: “As said in yesterday’s congressional hearings, you do not ask for a pardon in case you are harmless. And, you do not decline to enchantment if you already know you’re proper.”

Depp’s legal professional, Ben Chew, hinted they would be open to settling if Heard declined to enchantment.

“You all have stated that the purpose was to not impoverish Ms. Heard. Is it doable the place we may see a settlement the place she forgoes the enchantment in return for Mr. Depp waiving any financial damages?” Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos requested.

“We clearly cannot disclose attorney-client communications, however as Mr. Depp testified … this was by no means about cash for Mr. Depp,” Chew replied. “This was about restoring his popularity — and he is finished that … that is what it was about for him.”

On Friday, the decide officially entered the judgment into the court docket report. There is a catch, although.

If Heard does enchantment, she should pay a 6% curiosity penalty per 12 months beginning now. Heard’s legal professional, Elaine Bredehoft, previously said on the At the moment present the actress cannot afford the judgment. (“Oh, no — completely not.”)

In a recent sit down with NBC, Heard maintained that Depp abused her, which he has denied for six years. She produced a binder of therapist notes beginning in 2011 that the actress stated backs up her claims, however weren’t allowed to be proven at trial.

“It is unlucky that whereas Johnny is trying to transfer ahead along with his life, the defendant and her group are again to repeating, reimagining and re-litigating issues which have already been determined by the Court docket and a verdict that was unanimously and unequivocally determined by the jury in Johnny’s favor,” a spokesperson for Depp said.

Depp, in the meantime, is reserving gigs once more — simply not essentially ones involving scripts. The actor introduced he is reuniting with his rock supergroup The Hollywood Vampires for an abroad tour.

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