Amber Heard files appeal against Johnny Depp over bombshell trial

Richmond, Virginia - Johnny Depp and Amber Heard may be returning to court once again, as Heard has filed a new appeal against the bombshell defamation case that she lost.

Amber Heard and her legal team have filed an appeal to overturn the verdict of the defamation case filed by her ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Amber Heard and her legal team have filed an appeal to overturn the verdict of the defamation case filed by her ex-husband Johnny Depp.  © Collage: ANDER GILLENEA / AFP & Dia Dipasupil / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

As planned, Heard's appeal sternly argues against the verdict reached by jurors back in June that ordered her to pay her ex-husband $15 million in damages for defamation.

"Heard requests that this Court reverse the judgement against her, and either (a) enter judgement for her or dismiss Depp's claims without prejudice, or (b) remand for a new trial," the filing states.

The appeal says the defamation case "should never have gone to trial because another court had already concluded that Depp abused Heard on multiple occasions."

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The case also awarded Heard $2 million in a countersuit, which Depp filed his own appeal against in early November.

In August, Heard reportedly replaced her previous legal team with attorneys from the Washington DC based firm Ballard Spahr LLP.

While Depp has been busy living his best life since winning the case, Heard has instead maintained a low-profile overseas.

Despite having the support of many feminist groups, trained doctors, therapy professionals, and public figures, a lot of the public has seemingly rejected and shamed Heard following the trial.

A group of judges will now decide on how to proceed after reviewing both Heard and Depp's proposed appeals.

Cover photo: Collage: ANDER GILLENEA / AFP & Dia Dipasupil / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

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