Following the verdict of the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, where the latter is mandated to pay the former, since she lost the lawsuit, questions have emerged as to whether or not Johnny Depp will squeeze the money out of Heard if he has to or if he would be willing to overlook the $10 million.
In any case, there are rumours that the actor might waive the money.
What’s more, he could now renounce the compensation that Amber Heard will have to pay, as her lawyers have pointed out this week.
A new stage of uncertainty has started. From June 1, when the jury gave its verdict in favour of the actor, to the date of June 24.
Why? After the jury delivered its verdict, it will not be until that date that Judge Azcarate will issue an instruction reflecting the verdict.
This would give both parties time to reach a hypothetical settlement agreement on the case in which Depp could waive the compensation, as long as Heard does not appeal any part of the case, according to various US media reports.
The payments Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are facing
Amber Heard was hit with a setback as she will have to pay 10 million dollars in damages and another 5 million dollars in fines, although the judge reduced the latter amount to 350,000 dollars.
For his part, Johnny Depp, according to the jury, was found to have defamed Heard on one occasion and will therefore have to pay her $2 million in compensatory damages.
Then came the fallout. Elaine Bredehoft, the actress’ lawyer, said that Heard “definitely” cannot afford to pay the millions of dollars in damages and that she plans to appeal the verdict.
The actor’s lawyers have also indicated that the suit is being appealed, whilst Depp’s lawyers have also stressed that Johnny Depp’s defamation suit against his ex-wife “was never about money”.
This article was first published by Tiramillas and adapted by Sam in Marca