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Amber Heard ordered to pay millionaire damages to Johnny Depp

The legal battle between actress Amber Heard and actor Johnny Depp resulted in multimillion-dollar damages for defamation and moral damages, with both sentenced to pay.

The verdict was finally handed down in the Fairfax County Courthouse, in the US state of Virginia, on Wednesday. There, Amber Heard was found guilty of statements made by her in an article in The Washington Post, in which she accused Johnny Depp of abuse while they were married.

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Thus, she was ordered to pay compensation of US$ 15 million to her ex-husband, which is equivalent to R$ 71.9 million. However, at the end of the sentence, the amount of compensation was reduced to US$ 8 million (around R$ 38 million), following the maximum ceiling for punitive damages in the state.

In turn, Amber Heard’s lawsuit against Johnny Depp resulted in the actor being found guilty on one of the three initial charges, having to pay his ex-wife US$ 2 million, something around R$ 9.5 million, for moral damages.

The former couple of actors entered a legal battle after the end of the relationship they had, between 2011 and 2016, a period that goes from the beginning of the courtship, marriage and divorce, which ended in 2017. The two claim to have been abused during the period they were together.

In 2018, Heard accused Depp of domestic violence in a Washington Post article. Johnny Depp asked for $50 million in damages, but ended up getting $35 million less in court.

On the other hand, Amber Heard sued her ex-husband for statements by Depp and his lawyer, who claimed that the reports of abuse by the actress were false. She was asking for $100 million in damages, but will only receive 2% of the amount. She claims to be disappointed in justice.

Depp has an extensive film career and is best known for his role as Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, and recently played the “Fantastic Beasts” villain in the first two films, before being replaced by Mads Mikkelsen. Amber Heard is best known for her role as Mera in DC’s Aquaman films.

You can understand all about the trial that involved the two Hollywood stars here.

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