Johnny Depp’s lawyer has admitted that Amber Heard came across as credible during the high-profile defamation trial.
Ben Chew, who represented the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor has spoken publicly about the case in a teaser for the upcoming Discovery+ documentary, Johnny vs Amber: The US Trial.
He explains: “Halfway through the case, we were worried about Amber, because during the deposition there were times, there were moments when she came across credible.”
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Chew continues: “We felt that somebody needed to explain to the jury why someone as presentable as Amber Heard would make up these horrific stories of abuse.”
In the defamation case, Depp sued Heard for $50million (£40.1million) after she allegedly implied he had abused her in an op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post in 2018.
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Despite not naming him directly, the Fantastic Beasts actor reportedly said the article impacted his career and he was denied roles.
The Aquaman actress also filed her own case, where she claimed Depp was leading a ‘smear campaign’ against her and this was a continuation of the ‘abuse and harrasment’ she suffered while being romantically linked to him.
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The case concluded in June, with the jury awarding the Alice in Wonderland star $10million (£8million) in compensation damages, as well as $5million in punitive damages after they concluded that his ex-wife did defame him.
Heard also claimed $2million (£1.6million).
Since the case concluded, the actress has put forward an appeal as she believes the court made mistakes.
A spokesperson for Heard told Forbes: “[We] believe the court made errors that prevented a just and fair verdict consistent with the First Amendment.”
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