Reason ‘Amber Heard Can’t Pay $10Million Damages’ In Johnny Depp Defamation Case

Amber Heard Appeal Verdict: The actress reportedly 'plans to appeal the verdict in Johnny Depp's defamation trial'.
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The reason Amber Heard ‘can’t pay the $10million damages‘ in the Johnny Depp defamation case has been explained. 

The actress’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, appeared on The Today Show and said she is ‘absolutely not’ able to pay the huge sum after it was ruled the star defamed Depp in her 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post.

She was asked: “Is she [Heard] able to pay a $10.4million judgement?”

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In response, the attorney claimed: “Oh no. Absolutely not.”

Reportedly, Heard’s net worth is much less than the amount of money she has been ordered to pay. It’s estimated that she is worth between $1.5 to $2million.

According to the New York Post, the 36-year-old had to rely on her home insurance policy to pay for her lawyers in the trial.

The outlet reports that Jeremiah Denton, a lawyer in America, explained how these policies will cover court costs, but how they usually stipulate that damages won’t be covered.

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He claimed: “The insurance company will keep in its back pocket the option of denying coverage at the end of the day – denying coverage means refusing to pay the plaintiff, in this case, Mr Depp.

“A lot of insurance policies provide coverage for defamation but they have an exclusion in, which says, ‘We will not cover any intentional wrongdoing’.”

The lawyer continued: “In order to win a defamation case against a public figure, you have to show intentional wrongdoing.

“Sometimes what it requires to get the judgment kicks you out of the policy that may pay for the judgment. That’s the dilemma.”

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