Amber Heard’s lawyer was ‘overconfident’ ahead of Johnny Depp trial: source

An expert revealed why Amber Heard lost a libel case against Johnny Depp, which means she now needs to pay $15 million in damages.

Actor Johnny Depp won his six-week defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard today, with a jury ruling that Heard did indeed slander her husband in a 2018 Washington Post article that said she was the victim of domestic violence.
The ruling today in Fairfax County Court in Virginia provides that Hurd, 36, must pay $15 million (AU$21 million) in damages to Depp, 58. compensatory damages and US$5 million (US$7 million) in punitive damages. 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).

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.

Lawyer Hurd is ‘overconfident’

This was reported by a source familiar with Hurd’s legal strategy. New York Post they thought Heard’s lawyer Elaine Bredehof was “too opinionated”, which led to her client’s downfall.

“From the beginning, Elaine was very, very confident. They thought Depp’s “hot email” was enough to prove it.

“They were overconfident and screwed up – their team lost,” the source said. Mail.

They are referring to the message Depp wrote about Heard, presented in court, which read: “Let’s drown her before we burn her.”

There is no doubt that Heard’s legal team was overshadowed by Depp’s legal team led by Camilla Vasquez, who herself became a social media celebrity during the trial, reflecting how much the trial has become entertainment fodder for viewers. .

What’s up with Amber now?

Aquaman The actress declared losing the trial a bad luck for all women in a statement released after the verdict.

“I am even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women,” she said.

“It brings back the time when a woman who spoke and spoke could be publicly shamed and humiliated. It casts aside the notion that violence against women should be taken seriously.”

The very public lawsuit certainly hurt both sides, with the court hearing tapes of Heard admitting to “hitting” her ex-husband, and also revealing that she didn’t donate her US$7 million (AU$9.7 million) at divorce. charity, despite having twice publicly stated that it was.

As for her career, we already know her role in Aquaman 2 decreased significantly. Some reports suggest that she only appears for 10 minutes.

But Hurd said her career had already begun to suffer before the sentencing, saying Depp launched a “smear campaign” against her in the press, portraying her as a liar, which affected her options.

She revealed that she had only recently made one “small independent film” for which she was paid US$92,000 (AU$128,000).

This compares sharply to her $2.8 million (AU$3.9 million). Aquaman pay a check.

However, Heard now insists that the loss she feels most is the right to free speech.

“I am sad that I lost this case,” the statement said.

“But I’m even sadder that I seem to have lost the right I thought I had as an American to speak freely and openly.”

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