After the verdict that resulted in the conviction of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp to pay damages, but that ended up in favor of the actor, the two used social networks to express themselves about the end of the trial.
Understand the case as a whole here.
Actress Amber Heard made a post on her social media, in which she was quite disappointed with the outcome of the trial.
She was seeking $100 million in damages from her ex-husband Johnny Depp on three counts, but he was convicted on just one of them, paying $2 million. On the other hand, the actress was ordered to pay $15 million to her ex-husband, with the amount being reduced at the end of the verdict to $10.35 million ($8.35 million after deducting the $2 million owed by Depp).
Check out the post and the full translation of the note posted by Amber Heard below:
“The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I am heartbroken that the mountains of evidence are still not enough to face the disproportionate power, influence and prestige of my ex-husband.
I am even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It’s a throwback. This turns the clock back to a time when a woman who didn’t shut up and take a stand could be publicly shamed and humiliated. It throws back the idea that women talking about domestic violence should be taken seriously.
I believe that Johnny’s lawyers managed to get the jury to overlook the central issue of Freedom of Speech and ignore the evidence that was so conclusive that it led us to victory in the UK.
I’m sad that I lost this case. But I am even sadder that I seem to have lost a right I thought I had as an American – to speak freely and openly.”
In a very different tone, Johnny Depp also used social media to demonstrate, celebrating the verdict, stating that the jury “gave my life back” and highlighting that “the truth never perishes”.
Check out the post and the translation of the actor’s note in full below:
Six years ago, my life, the lives of my children, the lives of the people closest to me and also the lives of the people who for many, many years supported me and believed in me were changed forever.
All in the blink of an eye.
False, very serious and criminal allegations were made to me through the media, which unleashed an endless barrage of hateful content, although no charges were ever brought against me. He had already traveled around the world twice in a nanosecond and had a seismic impact on my life and career.
And six years later, the jury gave me my life back. I am truly humiliated.
My decision to proceed with this case, knowing full well the height of the legal obstacles I would face and the inevitable world spectacle in my life, was only made after considerable thought.
From the beginning, the purpose of bringing this case was to reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome. Speaking the truth was something I owed my children and all those who stood steadfast in their support of me. I feel at peace knowing that I finally got it.
I am, and have been, overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and colossal support and kindness from around the world. I hope that my quest for the truth to be told has helped others, men or women, who have found themselves in my situation, and that those who support them never give up. I also hope that the position will now go back to being innocent until proven guilty, both in the courts and in the media.
I wish to acknowledge the noble work of the judge, jurors, courtroom staff, and sheriffs who sacrificed their own time to get to this point, and to my diligent and unwavering legal team who did an extraordinary job of helping me share the truth.
The best is yet to come and a new chapter has finally begun.
Veritas numquam expert.
The truth never perishes.
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