The jury just found unanimously in favor of Johnny Depp on his lawsuit, that Amber Heard calling him a sexual abuser was defamation. The jury further found Heard’s accusations in the Washington Post were malicious. The jury awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.
Now here’s the thing … Amber won her defamation countersuit and was awarded $2 million. The defamation was based on Johnny’s lawyer accusing Amber and her friends of concocting a story for the cops under the direction of her lawyer and publicist.
The judge reduced the $5 million punitive damage award for Johnny, because Virginia law caps punitive damages in these cases at $350,000. Net result — Amber owes Johnny $8,350,000.