Johnny Depp and Amber Hard starred together on the set of the movie ‘The Ram Diary’ in 2011. After their love affair began and they got married and divorced, they filed a multi-million dollar defamation suit against each other. Towards the end. The couple, who broke up in an incidental way in 2017, sued each other in court, where messages and photos behind the relationship were leaked; The verdict was handed down in a case that turned a blind eye to the whole world for six weeks.
The jury made this decision
In a unanimous decision, a seven-member jury ruled that Hard had slandered his ex-wife, Depp. In addition, the jury did not believe Hard’s statement about her marriage and decided that her allegations tarnished not only Depp, but others as well; It ruled that Hard had acted in “bad faith.”
Outside the court, fans of the famous star shouted, “We love you Johnny!” She screamed and screamed.
Effective disclosures from the parties
Amber Hard, 36, made the following statement on her social media account after the case was settled:
The frustration I feel today is out of the question. I am very sorry that the mountain of evidence is not enough to deal with my ex-husband’s unequal power, influence and influence. I was even more frustrated with what this decision meant for other women. It’s a disaster. Time; It comes back to a time when a woman who speaks, says what she thinks, can be publicly embarrassed and humiliated. It dispels the notion that violence against women should be taken seriously. I believe Johnny’s lawyers have been able to get the jury to ignore the core issue of freedom of speech and ignore the evidence that we have won in the UK. I’m sorry to lose this case. But even more regrettable is the fact that I seem to have lost a right that I thought I had as an American – the right to speak freely and openly.
Johnny Depp, on the other hand, shared a post from his Instagram account after his ex-wife’s remarks and wrote:
Six years ago, my life, the lives of my children, the lives of people close to me, as well as the lives of those who supported me and believed in me, changed forever. Everything happened in the blink of an eye. Six years later, the jury gave me back my life. I’m honored. The purpose of bringing this case from the very beginning was to reveal the truth irrespective of the outcome. I am indebted to my children and to those who have supported me in telling the truth. I feel at peace knowing that I have finally made it.
We will compensate
After losing her defamation suit against the Amber Hard actor, it was decided that in addition to the 10 million in punitive damages, Depp would have to pay an additional 5 million in damages; However, the figure was later reduced to 350,000, the state’s limit for such compensation in the state of Virginia.
The jury also agreed to one of Herard’s defamation charges through Johnny Depp’s lawyer and decided that Depp should pay the actress $ 2 million in damages.
The verdict raised questions about whether there was enough income to pay such a large sum.
Confirmed receipt of fee
Amber Hard also claimed in her statement that her legal battle with Depp had brought her career to a standstill; He also confirmed that he was paid $ 1 million for ‘Aquaman’ and $ 2 million for ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ based on his box office performance.
If the actress fails to meet her payment obligations and Hard is found to have the necessary earnings, the court may forfeit some of the celebrity’s wages.
Johnny Depp, 58, may decide to waive any compensation his ex-wife has to pay; However, the actor has not said anything about it so far.
Lives in California
During the trial, Hard further revealed that he lived in a typical home in the Yuka Valley, California, about 120 miles east of Los Angeles.
The title of the house in question is not that of Dold Heard, but of an unknown person associated with the actress. The mysterious owner of the deed bought the house in 2019 for 570,000. Built in 2015, the private home has a three-car garage and approximately 2,500 square feet of living space. The three-bedroom property is set on six acres of land.
After the case was settled and he was ordered to pay millions of dollars in compensation, Amber Hard now faces a boycott in Hollywood.
According to the New York Post, a Hollywood producer says, “Has Amber really worked in Hollywood? Has she starred in any major production other than the movie ‘Aquaman’? This has made Johnny Depp an interesting herd.”
Known for her ‘hiccup blonde’ looks, Hard wasn’t a very familiar name when she started a relationship with Johnny Depp.
“It will be very difficult for him.”
Regarding Hard’s return to Tinseltown, a source working at one of the top studios told Page Six, “I think it’s going to be very difficult for him.”
“Johnny will definitely work again,” the unnamed source added:
Amber might work again, but I think it will be more in terms of independent film. I’m not sure if the studios want to take on the responsibility of working with it.
He is expected to act in two movies
Although he took a break from the set to spend some time with his daughter Onagh Paiz, Hard is expected to star in two films, ‘Run Away With Me’, whose cast other than the actress has not yet been announced, and ‘In the Fire’. ‘, Where he is the most recognized name in the cast.
Another source said the following about Amber Hard:
Many people think that he is abusing the #MeToo movement so it is a dangerous way for studios to hire him. Even after everything was made public in court, there was no sign of hard remorse.
He claimed to have taken the role without help
Johnny Depp, on the other hand, has joined the top three Warner Bros. He said he spoke to his manager:
At the end of our conversation, I can say that Amber got involved in the movie … so I thought I had some control over Warner Bros. concerns about Amber.
Hard, on the other hand, said earlier that he played the role of ‘Mera’ without Depp’s help.
Then by Hard’s team; Following the actress’ decision to fire Depp, the message that actor Amber Hard sent to his sister about dismissing him from the movie ‘Aquaman’ was also raised.
According to a court message, the actor told his sister on June 4, 2016, “I want to replace Amber in the Warner Bros. movie!” Wrote. Depp denies it and wants to “review” Warner Bros. Hard. He said he had reached out to his directors.
“Amber Hard is not a movie star”
At another hearing, Warner Bros. Director Walter Hamada testified that Amber Hard’s fee for ‘Aquaman 2’ was not influenced by the statements made by Johnny Depp and his team.
Hamada, president of DC Comics Films; He revealed that Warner Bros. is considering replacing Hard because of the lack of chemistry between him and lead actor Jason Momoar. Hamada added that Hard is not the star of ‘Aquaman’, which he sees as a friendship comedy between the characters of Studio Momoa and Patrick Wilson.
Actress; He asserted that his confession had been obtained through torture, and that his confession had been obtained through torture.
“Not an actor suitable for comparison”
In the next minute, Richard Marks, an entertainment lawyer, said Hard’s witness, Catherine Arnold; Opposes the actress’ claim that she lost $ 45 million to $ 50 million in potential earnings after Depp’s alleged defamation statement.
Marx stated that there was no basis for Arnold’s multimillion-dollar calculations, and that the actors he compared to Hard were his own superhero movie stars:
Jason Momoa is not an actor for this comparison. He played the character of ‘Aquaman’, not a side character like Hard’s ‘Mera’.
However, during the interrogation, Hard’s team admitted to Marx, who had previously signed series and movie contracts for famous names, that he had never signed a superhero movie like Aquaman.
Objections to statements about his career
Speaking later, social media and intellectual property expert Doug Bania explained to the judges that Amber Hard could not be compared to movie stars like Gal Gadot and Anna de Armas, despite what his team witnesses said.
Bania Heard’s witness, Katherine Arnold, argued in a statement that actress Johnny Depp would have had a career like Gadot and De Armas if not for her public court case. He said he needed to think about how it might affect his expectations.