The American radio host lashed out at Amber Heard on Sunrise, making some bold claims about the actress’ next move against Johnny Depp.
A US commentator lashed out at Sunrise this morning in a scathing interview about today’s trial outcome.
After Amber Heard’s legal loss, which the actress called “incredibly disappointing” due to its long-term impact on future victims of domestic violence in Depressive social media statement this morningCooper Lawrence appeared on Sunrise Express your thoughts on the verdict.
Calling Hurd’s reaction to the verdict “offensive” to the victims, Lawrence accused Hurd of being “obsessed with Depp”, predicting that she may intentionally evade redress for the actor “because she wants to see him in court again.”
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Depp sues Heard over 2018 Washington Post an article in which Hurd described herself as a victim of domestic violence.
The article was written more than two and a half years after Heard left her husband in 2016. Days after filing for divorce, Heard accused Depp of domestic violence and requested a temporary restraining order.
Today, after six weeks of explosive testimony, the jury announced that Heard “acted with real malice” when she wrote her infamous op-ed titled “I spoke out against sexual violence and faced the wrath of our culture. This must change.”
The decision will order Hurd, 36, to pay $15 million (AU$21 million) in damages to Depp, 58. in penalties.
However, Virginia law allows punitive damages of up to US$350,000 (AU$490,000), meaning Depp was awarded a total of US$10.35 million (AU$14.4 million).
Hurd was also awarded US$2 million (AU$2.8 million) after the jury found that Depp had slandered her after Depp’s lawyer called her abuse allegations a hoax.
If you subtract Heard’s award from Depp’s total, Pirates of the Caribbean the star exits with $8.35 million.
It’s a staggering loss for Heard, who called the verdict a “failure” for women in the post-MeToo era in a statement released shortly after jurors announced their verdict.
“The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I am heartbroken that the mountain of evidence is still not enough to counter the disproportionate power, influence and influence of my ex-husband,” Heard said.
Speaking to Channel 7’s Natalie Barr this morning, radio host and writer Lawrence asked if Depp would receive any damages from Heard.
Well, that’s a good question… Is this another lawsuit we’ll see in the future? Lawrence thought before making a startling remark about Heard’s character.
“She’s the type of person who won’t pay him because they want to see him in court again. There are a lot of people who become obsessed with other people so they sue them and write articles and do these outrageous things just to get their attention again,” Lawrence said.
“So I wouldn’t be surprised if she didn’t pay him just so they could see each other again.”
Ignoring the harsh response, Barr questioned Heard’s emotional message on social media, prompting another vicious swipe from Lawrence.
“They both made statements, Amber Heard’s statement was pretty compelling and said that other women would be afraid to come forward if they were abused,” Barr said.
“It’s really offensive because it goes to show that everything she came out with was the truth,” Lawrence replied.
“There is a reason she didn’t win a defamation trial and the fact that she categorizes herself as a woman who is really abused and really is being abused in the family is incredibly sad and I hope she gets the help she needs. . “.
Barr ended the interview with questions about the future of Depp’s film career, with Lawrence remarking that Pirates of the Caribbean the star is apparently “more than a cancellation culture”.
“If a smart producer decides they want to get asses in the seats, yes, you will definitely want to put Johnny Depp in something,” she said of whether or not we’ll be seeing Depp on our screens anytime soon.
“Johnny Depp is not so easy to cancel, there are people who are more than cancellation culture,” she concluded.
In Depp’s latest marriage-related defamation case, a British judge ruled that the actor, described as a “wife beater” in an article Sun was “essentially true”.
The 2020 lawsuit, which lasted three weeks and generated headlines around the world, revealed that Depp attacked Heard “at least 12 times” in their relationship.