Amber Heard Calls For Juror Mistrial: Johnny Depp Trial

A mishap. Amber Heard is asking for a mistrial in her defamation case towards Johnny Depp. Paperwork pulled by Folks revealed that Amber and her legal professionals alleged {that a} juror wasn’t summoned appropriately.

Folks obtained the paperwork on July 8, 2022, and Amber’s legal professionals claimed that Amber is entitled to a brand new trial. The paperwork state that  “based mostly on newly found info and knowledge that Juror No. 15 was not the person summoned for jury obligation on April 11, 2022.” The paperwork declare the one that was chosen for the jury was 77 years outdated on the time, and shares the identical final title and deal with as somebody who was 52. The 52-year-old was the one who attended the trial as a juror. 

Amber’s legal professionals blame the publicity of the case for the error within the trial. “It’s deeply troubling for a person not summoned for jury obligation nonetheless to look for jury obligation and serve on a jury, particularly in a akin to this,” the submitting mentioned, noting that the “high-profile” standing of the trial “the place the actual fact and date of the jury trial had been extremely publicized previous to and after the issuance of the juror summonses.”

On July 4, 2022, ET obtained the post-trial movement doc to throw away the trial’s verdict the place Heard’s legal professionals declare that Depp’s compensatory award was “extreme” and “indefensible. Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages for a complete of $15 million. Nonetheless, Depp was ordered to pay Heard $2 million in compensatory damages. Because of the cap on punitive damages below Virginia state regulation, Decide Penney Azcarate lowered Heard’s punitive damages from $5 million to $350,000. Heard’s legal professionals’ movement additionally said that “the proof overwhelmingly supported Ms. Heard believed she was the sufferer of abuse by the hands of Mr. Depp.” The movement continued, “As a result of precise malice is a subjective commonplace, whether or not Ms. Heard believes she was abused have to be judged by her definition of abuse. Ms. Heard testified unequivocally that Mr. Depp abused her bodily, emotionally, and psychologically. Mr. Depp introduced no proof that Ms. Heard doesn’t imagine abuse might be bodily, emotional or psychological.”

Within the Aquaman actress’ first post-trial interview with At the moment’s Savannah Guthrie launched on June 18, 2022 on Dateline, Heard talked about how she felt in the course of the trial and its general equity. “I don’t care what one thinks about me, or what judgment you wish to make about what occurred within the privateness of my own residence in my marriage, behind closed doorways,” Heard mentioned. “I don’t presume the common particular person ought to know this stuff, so I don’t take it personally.” Heard continued, “Even any individual who is certain I’m deserving of all this hate and vitriol, even when you suppose that I’m mendacity, you continue to couldn’t inform me — look me within the eye and inform me — that you simply suppose on social media there’s been a good illustration. You can’t inform me that you simply suppose that this has been truthful.”

When Guthrie instructed her that the jury believed that she lied in her testimonies, Heard mentioned, “They’d sat in these seats and heard over three weeks of nonstop relentless testimony from paid staff and, in the direction of the top of the trial, randos — as I say,” When requested if she blamed the jury for the decision, she responded, “I don’t blame them, I truly perceive. [Johnny]’s a beloved character and other people really feel they know him. He’s a improbable actor.”

Depp received the defamation trial on June 1, 2022, after he sued Heard for $50 million. Depp was not in attendance on the long-awaited verdict. The trial was held because of an op-ed Heard wrote in The Washington Publish in 2018 about her experiences with home abuse. Although no names had been talked about, many individuals speculated it to be about her marriage to Depp. Depp claimed that the op-ed price him his appearing jobs.

For those who or somebody you recognize is experiencing home violence, assist is offered. Name the Nationwide Home Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233) for confidential assist.

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