In December 2020, the jury in the high-profile defamation case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard awarded Depp $10.35 million in damages and Heard $2 million. The case stemmed from Heard’s claims that Depp had physically abused her during their marriage.
The settlement was announced on Monday, with Heard agreeing to pay Depp $1 million in damages. The settlement comes after a two-week trial in which Depp’s lawyers argued that Heard had fabricated her claims of abuse in order to advance her career.
Heard had initially sought $50 million in damages from Depp, claiming that he had caused her emotional distress and damaged her reputation. Depp’s lawyers argued that Heard had exaggerated her claims and that the abuse she claimed to have suffered was not as severe as she claimed.
The jury found in favor of Depp, awarding him $10.35 million in damages. Heard was awarded $2 million in damages, which she has now agreed to pay to Depp as part of the settlement.
The settlement brings an end to a long and bitter legal battle between the two Hollywood stars. The case has been closely watched by the public, with both sides accusing the other of lying and manipulating the media.
The settlement is seen as a victory for Depp, who has consistently denied Heard’s claims of abuse. The settlement also serves as a reminder of the power of the court system to resolve disputes between celebrities.