Web response after decide denies Amber Heard’s request to have Johnny Depp’s trial victory overturned: “Hopefully it’s over.”
A Virginia court docket has denied Amber Heard’s request for a mistrial in her well-known defamation case in opposition to her separated husband Johnny Depp. The decide stated there is no such thing as a justification to overturn the $10 million judgment in opposition to her.
Following the decide’s revised choice, Johnny Depp supporters criticized the American actress on Twitter for opposing the movement. One particular person known as the decide’s choice “glorious” and added, “Hopefully it’s over for good.”
The 36-year-old actress’ protection workforce requested that the June 1 verdict be put aside in a transfer submitted on June 8 on account of allegations of a phony jury. They claimed that one of many seven chosen jurors didn’t get a summons addressed to them and that Juror No. 15 was really one other member of the identical family.
On July 13, nevertheless, Choose Penney Azcarate denied the appliance, arguing that Heard’s authorized workforce must have challenged the decision earlier. The decide additionally stated that the choice was appropriate.
“Defendant makes no claims that the jury’s choice of Juror Fifteen in any approach deprived her. The juror underwent screening, served on the jury as an entire, deliberated, and rendered a choice. The only proof in entrance of the court docket is that this juror and all different jurors adhered to their oaths, the court docket’s guidelines, and its instructions. The jury’s skilled judgment is binding on this court docket.
Reactions on Twitter to Amber Heard’s rejected plea
Supporters of Johnny Depp cheered the decide’s choice to reject Amber Heard’s plea, and a few even mocked her lawyer’s makes an attempt to attraction the ruling. One supporter claimed that Heard’s lawyer Elaine Bredehoft was conscious of the purportedly bogus statements.
What was stated concerning the allegedly phony juror by Amber Heard’s workforce?
Two folks with the identical final title lived on the house the place the summons was acquired in April 2022, in response to a court docket plea submitted on June 8. The summons was for a 77-year-old man, however when it got here time for jury service, the opposite native, a 52-year-old, turned up as Juror 15.
The general public has not been knowledgeable of the particular person’s identification as of but.
Heard’s workforce wrote the next within the paperwork:
“Because of this, the 52-year-old (redacted) who served on the panel for six weeks by no means acquired a summons for jury obligation on April 11 and didn’t “seem within the listing,” as required. On this occasion, plainly Juror No. 15 was not the particular person recognized on the jury panel. Because of this, Ms. Heard’s proper to due course of was violated. A mistrial ought to be dominated on this case, and a brand new trial ought to be scheduled.”
For an opinion piece she printed within the Washington Put up in 2018, Amber Heard was sued by Johnny Depp for $50 million. She recognized herself as “a public particular person representing home abuse” and claimed to have skilled home abuse within the article.
Though she didn’t particularly point out Depp, his attorneys claimed that the piece implied that Heard was referring to the actor. They demanded cash from his ex-wife in retaliation for damaging his popularity within the office.