Johnny Depp Wins Defamation Case Against Amber Heard—Awarded $15 Million
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2022
After six weeks of drama in the courtroom for the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard case, the jury, who began deliberations on Friday, has finally reached a verdict. Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, and Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages.
Depp sued Amber for $50 million after she published an op-ed in The Washington Post about “domestic abuse”, which did not name Johnny specifically, but was assumed to be about their tumultuous marriage. Amber then countersued Johnny for $100 million for defamation. Both Johnny and Amber, who married in February 2015 and divorced in January 2017, gave testimonies in the trial, along with dozen of witness accounts.