Amber Heard, the ex-wife of actor Johnny Depp, was recently awarded a total of $2.35 million in damages in a defamation lawsuit against her former husband. The jury awarded Heard $2 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages.
The case was brought to court by Heard, who accused Depp of making false statements about her in the media. Depp had denied Heard’s claims of domestic abuse, and his attorney had made statements that she was lying about the abuse.
The jury found in favor of Heard and awarded her the compensatory damages, as well as punitive damages. However, the judge in the case reduced the punitive damages to $350,000 due to statutory limits. The jury also awarded no money for punitive damages for Heard’s cross-complaint, which alleged defamation over statements Depp’s attorney made about her abuse claims.
The ruling is a major victory for Heard, who has been fighting for justice since the allegations of abuse first surfaced in 2016. She has been vocal about her experiences, and the lawsuit was seen as a way for her to hold Depp accountable for his actions.
The ruling is also a reminder that domestic abuse victims should not be silenced or ignored. It sends a strong message that victims should be heard and taken seriously, and that perpetrators will be held accountable for their actions.
The ruling also serves as a reminder that domestic abuse is a serious issue that should not be taken lightly. It is important for victims to come forward and seek justice, and for perpetrators to be held accountable for their actions.