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Amber Heard ‘completely not’ able to pay Johnny Depp $10.35 million: Her lawyer

Amber Heard’s lawyer Elaine Charlson Bredhoft mentioned the actor was unable to pay her ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp, $10.35 million in damages. In a brand new interview on Thursday, Amber’s lawyer mentioned that Amber was ‘demonised’ within the US court docket. Elaine additionally mentioned that a number of issues ‘have been allowed on this court docket that ought to not have been allowed’. (Also Read | Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard verdict defined: Why does she have to pay 116 crore in damages and him solely 15 crore)

The US jury gave its verdict in favour of Johnny Depp within the defamation trial. The prolonged, high-profile televised court docket battle ended when a seven-person jury discovered that Johnny and Amber had defamed one another, however sided much more strongly with Johnny. The jury awarded him $10.35 million in damages, in distinction with the $2 million awarded to Amber.

Speaking with Today, Amber’s lawyer mentioned concerning the verdict, “She was demonised here. A number of things were allowed in this court that should not have been allowed, and it caused the jury to be confused. We weren’t allowed to tell them about the UK judgement…There are no damages. It stopped at November 2, 2020, which is when the judgement came down in the UK.” When requested if Amber is able to pay Johnny the judgment, Elaine replied, “oh no, absolutely not”.

Referring to the 2020 case within the UK, she mentioned, “The court found there, and we weren’t allowed to tell the jury this, but the court found that Mr Depp had committed at least 12 acts of domestic violence, including sexual violence against Amber. So what did Depp’s team learn from this? Demonise Amber, and suppress the evidence. We had an enormous amount of evidence that was suppressed in this case that was in the UK case. In the UK case when it came in, Amber won, Mr Depp, lost.”

Johnny sued Amber over an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in December 2018 during which she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” She did not title Johnny within the piece, however he sued her for implying he was a home abuser and sought $50 million in damages. Amber countersued for $100 million, saying she was defamed by statements made by Johnny’s lawyer, Adam Waldman.

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