Amber Heard Launches Appeal Over Johnny Depp Defamation Verdict

She won't go down without a fight

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The lawyers of Aquaman star Amber Heard have officially launched an appeal over the Johnny Depp defamation lawsuit verdict.

The saga of Johnny Depp’s various lawsuits against his former wife, Amber Heard, refuses to end. The first lawsuit related to the two was when Depp sued The Sun over an article that called him a wifebeater. He ultimately lost that particular lawsuit but won another for an Op-Ed Heard had published in The Washington Post. But she and her lawyers refuse to go down without a fight.

The Aftermath

After the verdict, Amber Heard’s lawyers made it clear that they intended to file an appeal. Before this they attempted to have a mistrial declared but ultimately failed. Now they are set to appeal Johnny Depp’s win.

In a recent statement, Amber Heard’s spokesperson revealed the decision to appeal the verdict:

“We believe the court made errors that prevented a just and fair verdict consistent with the First Amendment. We are therefore appealing the verdict. While we realize today’s filing will ignite the Twitter bonfires, there are steps we need to take to ensure both fairness and justice.”

Amber Heard is still expected to appear in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Here is the upcoming film’s synopsis:

When an ancient power is unleashed, Aquaman must forge an uneasy alliance with an unlikely ally to protect Atlantis, and the world, from irreversible devastation.

Directed by James Wan, the upcoming sequel stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Temuera Morrison as Arthur Curry, Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin, Vincent Regan as Atlan, Jani Zaho as Stingray, Indya Moore as Karshon, and Game of Thrones star Pilou Asbæk in an unknown role.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will hit theaters on March 17, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the ongoing legal drama between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Variety

Trey Griffeth

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