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Amber Heard Files Appeal Against Johnny Depp’s US Libel Win Ruling
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Amber Heard Files Appeal Against Johnny Depp’s US Libel Win Ruling 

The two have appeared in court three times; the first time, a UK court sided with Heard; the second, a US court sided with Depp.

By Omotayo Olutekunbi

The American actress Amber Heard wants to sue her ex-husband Johnny Depp again for slander.

The 36-year-old actress reportedly filed the appeal earlier this month, claiming that the previous trial was unfair since treatment documents in which she was allegedly assaulted were excluded.

The evidence was previously deemed hearsay by Fairfax County, Virginia, Judge Penney Azcarate.

“The trial court improperly prevented the jury from considering several separate instances in which Heard reported Depp’s abuse to a medical professional,” Heard’s lawyers wrote in the 68-page document.

They added,“If not reversed, the trial court’s exclusion of contemporaneous reports of domestic abuse to medical professionals will make it more difficult for other abuse victims to prove allegations of abuse, and likely deter them from coming forward.”

“This case also should never have gone to trial because another court had already concluded that Depp abused Heard on multiple occasions,” According to Heard’s attorneys, the actor was found guilty of assaulting his ex-wife in a separate defamation case brought by Depp, which was decided by the United Kingdom High Court of Justice.

After arguing that his ex-op-ed wife’s in the Washington Post, in which she claimed to have experienced domestic abuse, was defamatory, Depp won a $10.35 million judgment in June 2022.

Despite winning the majority of the charges at trial, the actor was required to give his wife $2 million after the trial and the one count of defamation he was found guilty of.

The charge stems from a claim made by Adam Waldman, one of Depp’s attorneys, that Heard and her pals wrecked her flat and lied about it. a statement that was later proven to be untrue.

Depp appealed this month, saying that the one defamation claim that Heard had prevailed on at trial was “erroneous.” He said that he shouldn’t be held responsible for his attorney’s remarks.

A panel of judges will now evaluate the merits of both appeals in line with Virginia law.

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