Johnny Depp is going after Amber Heard's $2-million verdict

Richmond, Virginia - Johnny Depp is hitting back against Amber Heard's small victory in their explosive six-week defamation trial.

Johnny Depp has hit back against Amber Heard's small victory from their six-week bombshell defamation trial.
Johnny Depp has hit back against Amber Heard's small victory from their six-week bombshell defamation trial.  © Collage: EVELYN HOCKSTEIN / POOL / AFP & STEVE HELBER / POOL / AFP

Depp v. Heard is clearly still an ongoing matter as, on Thursday, the New York Post obtained documents filed by Depp's lawyers which show his attempt to overturn the $2 million awarded to his ex-wife.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor won the explosive court battle and was given a hefty verdict of $10.35 million.

But the seven-member jury still ruled in the Aquaman star's favor on one count over her claims that Depp defamed her when his lawyer, Adam Waldman, said in an interview that her allegations were fake.

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Following the verdict, the 36-year-old immediately filed an appeal after a judge denied her request for a new trial.

In Depp's latest filing, his lawyers insist that the 21 Jump Street star shouldn't be legally held responsible for Waldman’s remarks.

"As a matter of law, Mr. Waldman is an independent contractor, whose allegedly tortious conduct is not automatically attributable to Mr. Depp," the 44-page doc read.

His legal team further stressed that Heard's claim, which was deemed "fatally flawed," should've been tossed by the court during the case.

While the embittered exes continue their tit-for-tat drama, Depp has stuck to career revival plans while Heard has been keeping a low-profile.

Cover photo: Collage: EVELYN HOCKSTEIN / POOL / AFP & STEVE HELBER / POOL / AFP

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