On May 24th, 2022, Johnny Depp’s legal team requested the judge dismiss Amber Heard’s $100 million countersuit against Depp. The request was based on the fact that Heard failed to meet the burden of proof regarding the statements made by Depp’s former attorney.
The case in question began in 2019 when Depp sued Heard for defamation over an article she wrote for The Washington Post. In response, Heard filed a countersuit for $100 million in damages, claiming that Depp had physically and emotionally abused her during their marriage.
Depp’s legal team argued that Heard’s countersuit was based on statements made by Depp’s former attorney, who had since been disbarred. As such, they argued that Heard had failed to meet the burden of proof for her claims.
The judge agreed with Depp’s legal team and dismissed Heard’s countersuit. This ruling was seen as a major victory for Depp, as it effectively ended the case and prevented Heard from receiving any damages.
The ruling also serves as a reminder of the importance of providing solid evidence when making legal claims. Without the burden of proof, a case can be dismissed and the plaintiff can be denied any compensation. This is why it is important for those involved in legal proceedings to ensure that they have all the necessary evidence to support their claims.