It looks like the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard legal battle saga is not over, as their legal battle just took a new turn.
On Friday, Depp filed a notice of appeal seeking to overturn the count of defamation that Heard won at the June trial.
According to court documents, Depp has filed a notice of appeal in the verdict that awarded Heard $2 million in the actor’s defamation trial against her.
On Thursday, Heard filed to appeal the $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages awarded to Depp. Later, the punitive damages were reduced to $350,000.
In response to Heard’s appeal, Depp is counter-appealing in order to ensure that the appeals court considers his side of the legal issues.
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Depp had sued Heard for $50 million for mentioning in a Washington Post column that he abused her during their split.
Heard then countersued for $100 million, claiming that she was defamed when public statements were made about her, which called her allegations a hoax.
Depp and Heard were married from 2015 to 2017. Heard said she was the victim of domestic violence during their marriage, and in 2018 she authored the op-ed column in the Post claiming that she was the survivor of an abusive relationship.
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