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Johnny Depp Responds To Amber Heard’s Call For Mistrial

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Johnny Depp has responded to Amber Heard’s call for a mistrial on their defamation case. 

The Pirates of the Caribbean star’s lawyers have reportedly issued a memorandum in which it is believed they have asked the Virginia court to ‘reject Ms Heard’s baseless contention’.

According to Deadline, the full response reads: “Following a six-week jury trial, a jury of Ms Heard’s peers rendered a verdict against her in virtually all respects.

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“Though understandably displeased with the outcome of trial, Ms Heard has identified no legitimate basis to set aside in any respect the jury’s decision.

“The verdict was well supported by the overwhelming evidence, consistent with the law, and should not be set aside. Mr Depp respectfully submits that the Court should deny Ms Heard’s Post-Trial Motions, which verge into the frivolous.”

The memorandum reportedly went on to address the Aquaman star’s issue with Juror 15.

It continued: “In a rare moment of candor, Ms Heard admits that she was aware of the purported discrepancy in Juror 15’s birth year from the very start of trial because ‘Juror 15 …was clearly born later than 1945′.

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“Ms Heard, therefore, concedes she had more than enough time before the trial started, and during the six-week trial, when at least two alternates were available, to investigate and discover the alleged ‘new’ facts.

“Clearly, Ms Heard waived any right to allege ‘new’ facts she chose not to investigate for so long, much less to demand the extraordinary remedy of a mistrial.”

According to ET, legal court documents show that Heard’s lawyers have claimed that an issue occurred when an unidentified man, aged 77, was summoned for the jury duty in Virginia.

It’s been alleged that a 52-year-old man living at the same address – with the exact same surname – showed up for the six-week trial instead.

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