We all know what happened in the Johnny Depp defamation trial. There were lots of meme moments, and Depp won the case. Amber, on the other hand, made whiney faces and spoke about her dog stepping on a bee.
While the entire thing seemed like a big joke, one thing was for sure among all those who tried to stay away from this case – that we couldn’t go anywhere without hearing about it or seeing it.
Finally, we’re done…or so we thought. Yet, unfortunately, it seems as though Amber hasn’t heard that she lost the case against The Captain.
Unsatisfied with the decision, which was drawn out and took weeks to complete, Amber filed for an appeal. I guess she wasn’t done telling us about her dog and that bee. “The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I’m heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence, and sway of my ex-husband,” she said regarding the decision in a statement.
With words like that and money to toss around, you can bet that she’d try to return for a different outcome. However, a Virginia Judge denied all seven of the post-preliminary movements she documented while trying to fight the jury decision.
She also said that she felt that her rights to fair treatment and to ‘speak freely’ were taken away during the trial, but a judge also met those words head-on. Judge Penney Azcarate said in a court request documented Wednesday that Heard’s freedoms to fair treatment are not impacted because no misrepresentation or bad behavior happened in the jury selection process.
“The juror was vetted, sat for the entire jury, deliberated, and reached a verdict. The only evidence before this Court is that this juror and all jurors followed their oaths, the Court’s instructions, and orders. This Court is bound by the competent decision of the jury,” he said.
Azcarate added that if Amber and her team had heard of the jury selection process and had an issue with it, they should have spoken up and acted on it then. It’s not like they didn’t have time to do so; the trial took weeks to conclude.
Lawyers for Depp documented a response memo against Heard’s post-preliminary movements last week in front of the adjudicator’s choice, calling the legitimate contentions silly.
“While Ms. Heard slings an exceptional amount of mud at the wall in the hope that something might stick, the jury’s verdict on damages was perfectly reasonable and supported by the evidence and testimony in this case,” the memo stated.
The entire thing seems silly and like something you’d see on a movie or TV show at this point. It almost makes you wonder if something was or is going on while all eyes and ears were glued on this clown show, but who knows.
Agents from both Heard and Depp declined to make any remarks or speak about the matter further when asked by news outlets on the judge’s orders. Heard’s appeal of the conclusion is presently still pending.