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Amber Heard ‘Plans To Appeal Johnny Depp Defamation Verdict’

Amber Heard Appeal Verdict: The actress reportedly 'plans to appeal the verdict in Johnny Depp's defamation trial'.
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Amber Heard reportedly ‘plans to appeal the verdict in Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against her’. 

A spokesperson has reportedly told The New York Times about the Aquaman star’s plans following the ruling.

On June 1, it was ruled that Heard defamed her ex-husband on several occasions within 2018 The Washington Post op-ed she penned.

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As a result, Depp was awarded $15million in damages. However, Heard will also receive $2million in damages for a comment the actor’s lawyer made about her to the Daily Mail.

Following the verdict, the 36-year-old has released a statement on Instagram in which she said she feels ‘disappointment’ that is ‘beyond words’.

She wrote: “The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I’m heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence, and sway of my ex-husband.

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“I’m even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It is a setback. It sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated. It sets back the idea that violence against women is to be taken seriously.”

The statement continued: “I believe Johnny’s attorneys succeeded in getting the jury to overlook the key issue of Freedom of Speech and ignore evidence that was so conclusive that we won in the UK.

“I’m sad I lost this case. But I am sadder still that I seem to have lost a right I thought I had as an American – to speak freely and openly.”

The actress’s husband has also shared a statement addressing the ruling, in which Depp has said he has been ‘given his life back’.

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