The Johnny Depp and Amber Heard high-profile court trial had finally come to an end with a verdict by the jury. The jury found that Heard was liable for defamation and will pay a $10 Million dollar fine. However, Heard’s lawyer said the actress cannot afford to pay the $10 million judgment she owes ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Elaine Bredehoft said, “Absolutely not”
Heard’s lawyer Elaine Bredehoft said On NBC’s “Today” responded when asked whether Heard was able to pay the penalty, Bredehoft responded, “Oh no, absolutely not.”. Later, Elaine Bredehoft went on record saying that Heard will “absolutely” want to appeal the trial verdict.
Heard felt a setback for all the women
While telling about what Heard felt when the verdict came out, Elain said that Amber felt a setback for all women in and outside the courtroom and she feels the burden of that well. Bredehoft went on record saying that Heard will “absolutely” want to appeal the trial verdict. She also blasted the jury, claiming the group was persuaded in Depp’s favor because of the vitriol Heard received on social media throughout the trial.
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After the verdict, Amber Heard took social media to express her feelings and posted a photo that said, “The disappointment I feel today is beyond words,” She later wrote in a statement following the verdict. “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.”
Bredehoft: Courtzoom turned into a zoo
Heard’s attorney Bredehoft also said the intense social media attention on the case largely favored Depp and often disparaged Heard. It influenced the outcome of the trial greatly. She also fought against having the trial broadcast, which she believes turned the courtroom into a “zoo.”