After winning the libel case against his ex-wife on Wednesday, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star Johnny Depp said, “The jury gave me my life back.” Amber Heard stated that she was “heartbroken” by the verdict.
Both of the Hollywood actors released statements after a Virginia jury gave their verdict in the defamation lawsuits the actors filed against each other.
Depp sued his ex-wife for $50 million, accusing her of libel after she wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post in 2018. She claimed she was a “public figure representing domestic abuse,” implying that Depp had repeatedly abused her, physically and sexually, while they were together from 2011 to 2016. The fallout from that article allegedly cost Depp lucrative acting roles.
In response, Heard filed a $100 million countersuit against her ex-husband, claiming that Depp set out to destroy the actress’s career and that his attorney, Adam Waldman, made defamatory statements about her abuse allegations, describing them as an “elaborate hoax.”