Amber Heard has asked a Virginia judge to overturn her losing verdict in the defamation lawsuit filed by ex-husband Johnny Depp, alleging the evidence doesn’t hold up.
Heard’s attorneys, who were found guilty of three defamation charges filed by Depp, argued in a 43-page motion filed last week that the verdict was not supported by the evidence presented at the blockbuster trial of the former couple.
The document claims that Depp “acted solely on a theory of defamation by implication, and dropped all claims that Ms. Heard’s statements were factually false,” the papers claimed Friday.
Depp, 58, sued his ex, claiming he had hurt his career in a 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post in which he claimed she was a victim of domestic violence — leaving little doubt that the reference to the franchise star was “Pirates of the Caribbean”.
Depp attorney Ben Chew emailed Courthouse News that Heard’s filing was “what we expected, just longer, more substantive,” The Guardian reported.