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Amber Heard’s legal team filed a motion to have the verdict of her blockbuster defamation trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp thrown out.

Lawyers representing Heard, 36, filed the motion on Friday on the grounds that the verdict that she had defamed Depp, 59, were not supported by evidence. They also alleged that a juror had not been properly vetted, and questioned whether that juror was even supposed to be allowed on the jury.

The article goes on to state the following:

In a 43-page memorandum Heard’s lawyers argued that the verdict – and the $10million in damages she now owes Depp – should be tossed out on the grounds that during the trial Depp ‘proceeded solely on a defamation by implication theory, abandoning any claims that Ms. Heard’s statements were actually false.’


Heard also claims that one juror who served during the seven-week trial was not properly vetted by court officials because their listed birth year was 1945.

The filing states that Juror 15, “was clearly born later than 1945. Publicly available information demonstrates that he appears to have been born in 1970.”

“This discrepancy raises the question whether Juror 15 actually received a summons for jury duty and was properly vetted by the court to serve on the jury,” the motion adds.

Ben Chew, Depp’s lead attorney, dismissed the motion as “what we expected, just longer, no more substantive.”

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Her lawyers are grasping at straws. If they had done their job properly they could have weeded out the Juror out. I have been called for Jury duty where they had my DOB wrong, but the Judge still made me serve anyway. I’ve also had traffic ticket were DOB was wrong and the court didn’t through the case out, but I won on the merits of the case.

    More likely she’s going anger the court, with this third kick at the can, ( court has already gone from $8.35 million to $10.35 million since initial verdict) and it would not surprise me if they increase the damages awarded to Depp including legal costs when he wins.

  2. This makes no sense. Didn’t her attorneys get the opportunity to cross examine the potential jurors during the jury selection process? If they had and the court recognizes this angle, it might open up a real can of worms for other cases. If an attorney reads this, I’d really appreciate your insights.

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