Amber Heard, the actress and ex-wife of Johnny Depp, left court on Wednesday after a verdict was reached in her defamation case against the actor. The verdict found in favor of Depp, who had sued Heard for libel over an article she wrote in The Washington Post in which she described herself as a victim of domestic abuse.
Heard was visibly emotional as she left the courthouse, telling reporters that she was “heartbroken” by the verdict. She went on to say that the “mountain of evidence” presented in the case was not enough to stand up to the “disproportionate power, influence, and sway” of her ex-husband.
Heard also expressed her disappointment with what the verdict means for other women who are victims of domestic abuse. She said that she hoped her case would have set a precedent for other victims, but that she was now concerned that it would have the opposite effect.
Heard’s lawyers have said that they will be appealing the verdict, and that they are confident that the truth will ultimately prevail. In the meantime, Heard has said that she will continue to fight for justice and for the rights of victims of domestic abuse.