The two-paragraph discover acknowledged that “all adverse rulings” can be appealed within the judgment signed final month in Virginia by Fairfax County Chief Circuit Court Judge Penney Azcarate on the finish of the celebs’ sordid testimonies of their deeply disturbing relationship.
Attorneys for Heard stated quickly after the decision was introduced that they deliberate to attraction the decision, which additionally awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. (It was lowered to a most complete of $10.3 million to evolve with a statuary cap.)
The jury returned the verdict final month after it decided that Heard had defamed Depp by describing herself as a home abuse survivor in a 2018 Washington Post opinion piece. Heard in flip was awarded the $2 million in compensatory damages and no punitive damages on a counterclaim towards Depp when the jury dominated that one among Depp’s attorneys defamed her by calling her accusations a “hoax.”
The discover of attraction by the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star shocked one among Heard’s attorneys.
“I think [Depp’s team] felt so buoyed by the judgment, they viewed [Heard’s verdict] as insignificant in comparison to what they obtained,” stated Elaine Bredehoft, lead legal professional for the “Aquaman” actor, reported Courthouse News. She stated she was assured in regards to the power of their case on attraction.
Heard can nonetheless attraction the decision to the Virginia Court of Appeals. The points introduced to the appellate courtroom might fluctuate from the problems Azcarate rejected.