The controversial getup got here greater than a 12 months after Depp, 60, took Heard, 37, to courtroom over an essay she penned for the Washington Post wherein she described herself as a “public determine representing home abuse.” Through the weekslong trial, each Depp and Heard testified that they were abused by the other over the course of their marriage.
A jury in Virginia in the end sided with Depp, awarding him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, which was later decreased to $350,000 per the state’s restrict. In the meantime, Heard was awarded the actress $2 million in compensatory damages as a part of her countersuit towards Depp.
Although Heard—who wed Depp in 2015 and finalized their divorce 2017—initially filed an appeal, she introduced her choice to settle the defamation case in December. “I make this choice having misplaced religion within the American authorized system, the place my unprotected testimony served as leisure and social media fodder,” the Aquaman star mentioned in an announcement on the time. “In settling this case, I’m selecting the liberty to dedicate my time to the work that helped me heal after my divorce; work that exists in realms wherein I really feel seen, heard and believed, and which I do know I can impact change.”