video of verdict being read (Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard)
Jury finds both Amber Heard and Johnny Depp were defamed after weeks-long trial.
A Virginia jury ruled on Wednesday that actor Amber Heard defamed her ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp, when she wrote a 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post describing herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse,” The Associated Press reports.
The jury also found that Heard had been defamed by one of Depp’s lawyers when he called her abuse allegations a hoax.
Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million dollars in punitive damages with Heard receiving $2 million in compensatory damages and no money for punitive damages, according to CNN.