Amber Heard Calls For Juror Mistrial: Johnny Depp Trial

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

Individuals 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  “primarily based on newly found details and knowledge that Juror No. 15 was not the person summoned for jury responsibility 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 The paperwork declare the one that was chosen for the jury was 77 years outdated on the time, and shares the identical final title and tackle as somebody who was 52.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 responsibility nonetheless to look for jury responsibility and serve on a jury, particularly in a reminiscent of this,” the submitting mentioned, noting that the “high-profile” standing of the trial “the place the very fact and date of the jury trial have 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. As a result of cap on punitive damages beneath Virginia state legislation, 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 customary, whether or not Ms. Heard believes she was abused should be judged by her definition of abuse. Ms. Heard testified unequivocally that Mr. Depp abused her bodily, emotionally, and psychologically. Mr. Depp offered no proof that Ms. Heard doesn’t imagine abuse might be bodily, emotional or psychological.”

Within the Aquaman actress’ first post-trial interview with Immediately’s Savannah Guthrie launched on June 18, 2022 on Dateline, Heard talked about how she felt throughout the trial and its total equity. “I don’t care what one thinks about me, or what judgment you need 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 typical particular person ought to know this stuff, so I don’t take it personally.” Heard continued, “Even any person who is bound 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 just suppose on social media there’s been a good illustration. You can’t inform me that you just suppose that this has been honest.”

When Guthrie advised 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 tip 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 unbelievable actor.”

Depp gained 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 have been talked about, many individuals speculated it to be about her marriage to Depp. Depp claimed that the op-ed value him his appearing jobs.

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

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