Jury awards Johnny Depp $15 million USD in damages in libel suit against Amber Heard


A jury has sided with Actor Johnny Depp in the high-profile defamation trial between him and his ex-wife, Amber Heard.

The jury awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.

Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages and no punitive damages.Meantime, Heard was present in court to hear the jury’s verdict read while Depp, was not.

Depp, sued Heard, for $50 million over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in December 2018.

In the piece, the “Aquaman” actress wrote about surviving domestic abuse without identifying her alleged abuser by name.

In response, Heard filed a $100 million countersuit against Depp.