Amber Heard is preparing a new legal team to appeal the verdict in the lawsuit against ex-husband Johnny Depp. According to new reports, Amber Heard is “replacing most of her legal team” for the next round of legal battles with Depp; Back in June, the highly publicized six-week trial between Depp and Heard ended with Depp being awarded $10.4 million by a Virginia judge. The jury also ruled in Depp’s favor on some counts on a wider list of wrongdoings the couple accused each other of—ranging from abuse (physical, verbal and emotional) to defamation (such as the 2018 Vapo op-ed). Hurd) indirectly referring to an allegedly abusive marriage with Depp.
Heard was reportedly unhappy with how his legal team fared in the Virginia case, with Depp’s attorneys taking on personal credibility by aggressively trying to paint Heard’s picture as a schemer and actress in the truest sense of the word. successfully focused. This tactic certainly had an impact, with Heard becoming the overwhelming focus of mockery and vitriol on social media during the trial, as trending hashtags such as “#JusticeForJohnnyDepp” “#AmberHeardIsALiar” are a regular repetition.
Court filings now show that Amber Heard’s lead attorney, Ellen Breedhoft, is out, and attorney David L. Axelrod and Jay Ward Brown of Philadelphia are in, with Ben Rottenborn of Virginia still onboard from the original legal team. The names of Axelrod and Brown have prompted legal experts to point to the fact that Hurd is doubling down on the First Amendment angle of his case, which – if successfully argued – would likely allow Hurd to claim that his The 2018 op-ed was a matter of freedom of speech and not a deliberate act of defamation to sabotage Depp’s career. Depp and Heard have legally gone back and forth over who was the abusive spouse in the relationship, and faced the concerning consequences of discussing it in the public domain. Obviously, the next round of that fight is about to begin…
“We welcome the opportunity to represent Ms. Hurd in this appeal as it is a matter with important First Amendment implications for every American,” Hurd’s new legal team said in a statement. “We are confident that the appellate court will properly enforce the law without respect for popularity, reverse the verdict against Ms. Heard, and uphold the fundamental principles of freedom of expression.”
It is now speculated that the ongoing legal battle between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp will lead directly to the release of DC and Warner Bros., the sequel to the billion-dollar Acumen film, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, This would create controversy over the next year’s two big DC Films releases; Aquaman 2 and The Flash, with recently arrested star Ezra Miller.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Hits theaters on March 17, 2023.
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