Johnny Depp wins defamation trial against Amber Heard

Depp, 58, sued Heard, 36, for $50 million over a 2018 op-ed published by the Washington Post in which Heard described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”


A Virginia jury on Wednesday ruled both Johnny Depp and his ex-wife, actor Amber Heard, were liable for defamation.


Depp had sued Heard for $50 million in damages. In a $100 million counterclaim, Heard accused Depp of damaging her reputation by dubbing her a liar following her allegations of sexual violence against him.


The jury’s decision brings an end to a star-studded trial that quickly swelled into a media firestorm.