Defamation case: Judgment against Amber Heard will be a negative message, lawyer

In the ongoing defamation case between Hollywood actor Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard, Amber Heard’s lawyer says that if the verdict goes against him, it will be a negative message for victims of domestic violence.

According to the international media, concluding arguments are going on in the defamation case filed by Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard in the US court.

Amber’s lawyer Ben Rotten-Bourne says it looks like the verdict will be against us and if it does, it will be a negative message for victims of domestic violence.

The lawyer said that the decision against us would be a message to the victims of domestic violence that whatever you do for your own protection, it will not be enough for you.

The case is being heard by a seven-member jury, with four additional members being part of the jury.

The trial is expected to last 6 to 8 weeks, with the case likely to be decided by the end of July or mid-August 2022.

During his statements and cross-examination, Johnny Depp repeatedly denied allegations that he had abused his ex-wife. Was broken

The last hearing of the case was held at the end of 2020 before the formal trial began, after which its hearings were postponed due to the Corona epidemic.

After Johnny Depp filed a 5 50 million lawsuit against his ex-wife in 2019, Amber Heard also filed a 10 100 million counterclaim against him.

Johnny Depp filed the lawsuit against his ex-wife after Amber Heard revealed in an article in the Washington Post that she had been a victim of domestic violence in her married life.

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She did not name her ex-husband in the article, but according to Johnny Depp, Amber Heard was referring to her, which caused her to endure stigma, including mental anguish.

In her article, Amber Heard called on US government agencies to take tougher measures to protect women from domestic violence, domestic sexual harassment and exploitation.

In the article, she clarified that she had been a victim of domestic sexual abuse, violence and harassment for a long time and despite being known, she could not speak openly on the issue.

The actress did not use the name of her ex-husband Johnny Depp in her article but she was referring to him.

Criticism of Johnny Depp escalated after the article was published and his career was in jeopardy, after which he filed a 2019 50 million lawsuit against Amber Heard in March 2019, in response to which Amber responded. Heard also sued him for 100 million.

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp started dating in 2011 and were married in February 2015.

Fifteen months after the marriage began, Amber Heard filed for divorce in June 2016, accusing Johnny Depp of violence, and the two divorced in 2017.

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