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01st Jun 2022

Verdict reached in Johnny Depp v Amber Heard defamation case

Charlie Herbert

Jury reaches verdict in Depp Heard case

After two days of deliberation the jury has reached a verdict

The jury in the defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has reached a verdict.

Their decision will be read out to the Fairfax County Court in Virginia at 3pm ET (20:00 GMT).

Amber Heard is thought to still be in Virginia and may be present when the verdict is read out. Depp on the other hand will not be present at the court as he has been in the UK in recent days performing with Jeff Beck.

A source close to the Pirates of the Caribbean star said he would be watching from the UK.

The jury began its deliberation on Friday following the conclusion of the seven-week long court case.

Because Monday was a bank holiday in the US, they reconvened for the first time this week on Tuesday, and after just a few hours on Wednesday have managed to reach a verdict.

On Tuesday, Depp’s team launched a last-minute motion strike part of Amber Heard‘s closing statements after they deemed her lawyers posited an “inappropriate argument” to the jury.

This was denied by Judge Penney Azcarate.

The jury’s verdict will not only bring to an end this trial, but also the bitter and protracted legal battle between Depp and Heard that has lasted years.

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