Amber Heard announces appeal against Johnny Depp conviction

Johnny Depp’s lawsuit for defamation against ex Amber heard may be over, but that doesn’t mean it’s the last legal process we’ll hear about from the couple.

The Aquarius actress has announced that she plans to appeal the verdict of the much-discussed trial.

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“You don’t ask for a pardon if you’re innocent. And you don’t appeal if you know you’re right,” a Heard spokesperson said in court. LA Times.

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Actor Amber Heard is appealing the outcome of Johnny Depp’s lawsuit against her. (AP)

Their trial ended on June 1, when Johnny Depp won all three defamation charges against Heard.

The claims were made in response to the 2018 opinion for which she wrote: The Washington Post on surviving domestic violence. The jury awarded Depp $15 million in damages.

However, appealing is not as easy as showing up in court.

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According to DeadlineThe judge told Heard’s attorney Elaine Bredehoft that the actor must pay $8.35 million bail and six percent annual interest in order for the appeal to formally go through.

Bredehoft has previously said Heard is “definitely unable” to pay the amount, making it unlikely that the appeal will eventually go through.

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Johnny Depp has said he has no ‘malicious will’ towards his ex-wife. (AP)

HollywoodLife reports that Depp feels no “malicious will” toward Heard, despite the legal battle.

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“He’s not going to jump on the social media hate truck and he just wants to get on with his own life,” a source told the publication. “Johnny is happier than he’s been in a long time and he feels like this is a whole new chapter for him.”

In a date line special that aired last week, Heard says she is absolutely behind her decision† She also revealed that she has even more evidence of years of abuse by Depp.

“There is a folder of years of notes dating back to 2011 from the very beginning of my relationship that were made by my doctor, to whom I reported the abuse,” she told the interviewer.

She also revealed that she lives in fear of a new lawsuit. “I’m afraid that whatever I do, whatever I say or however I say it, every step I take will provide another opportunity for this kind of silence,” she said.

Amber Heard spoke to NBC News' Savannah Guthrie on the US Today show Tuesday, doubling down on her innocence and responding to many of the allegations made about her during her trial of ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Amber Heard appeared on the US Today show, reaffirming her innocence and responding to many of the allegations made about her during her trial of ex-husband Johnny Depp. (NBC/Today)

In response to her interview, Depp’s legal team said the actor just wants to move on with his life.

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“It is unfortunate that, as Johnny wants to move forward with his life, the defendant and her team are repeating, rethinking and re-challenging cases already decided by the court and a verdict that has been unequivocally determined by a jury. from Johnny,” according to Depp .’s legal team told Dateline.

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