Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard defamation suit goes viral: Jury decides

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A Virginia jury found that both Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard defamed each other in a seven-week long trial. After less than 2 full days of deliberation, the jury ruled on Wednesday.

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Cameras were allowed into the courtroom for an up-close and personal view of the legal drama.  And the trial was covered by a myriad of both pop culture and legal experts. With wall-to-wall press, the drama took social media by storm. And all the details were covered ad infinitum.

Both parties were deemed liable, but there was a very telling difference in financial compensation. Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages for her countersuit from her countersuit. 

 Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million dollars in punitive damages. The punitive damages were reduced by law to $350,000. Depp’s total award is $10,350,000.

Heard received no money for punitive damages.

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