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Amber Heard ‘Heartbroken’ Over Johnny Depp Defamation Case Verdict

Speaking out. Amber Heard is shocked after Johnny Depp was awarded $15 million in his defamation case in opposition to her.

“The disappointment I feel today is beyond words,” the 36-year-old actress stated in a press release to Us Weekly on Wednesday, June 1. “I’m heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence, and sway of my ex-husband.”

Amber Heard Is ‘Heartbroken’ After Johnny Depp Defamation Case Verdict

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp.
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The Aquaman actress continued: “I’m even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It is a setback. It sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated.”

A jury dominated in favor of Depp, 58, on Wednesday, calling for Heard to pay him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.

“It sets back the idea that violence against women is to be taken seriously,” Heard argued in her assertion. “I believe Johnny’s attorneys succeeded in getting the jury to overlook the key issue of Freedom of Speech and ignore evidence that was so conclusive that we won in the U.K.”

She concluded: “I’m sad I lost this case. But I am sadder still that I seem to have lost a right I thought I had as an American — to speak freely and openly.”

This story remains to be growing.

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