According to his lawyer, the jury would have been influenced by social networks: “I was opposed to the presence of cameras in the courtroom!”
The fight between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp may not be finished yet. While the actressAquaman was condemned by the jury, which agreed with her ex-husband, her lawyer ensures today that Amber Heard will appeal the verdict.
Elaine Bredehoft appeared on the American show Today to announce that Heard wants “absolutelyto appeal the jury’s decision in his libel suit against Johnny Depp. “She has excellent reasons for this”, she says before explaining:
“Amber has been demonized here! A number of things have been allowed in this court that shouldn’t have been allowed, and it confused the jury. We weren’t allowed to tell them about the Kingdom judgment. -United” she clarifies, referring to the libel case lost by Depp across the Channel, after he lost against The Sun who called him “abusive husband“. Amber Heardat the time, testified.
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This time, she lost and was ordered for defamation to pay $10.35 million in damages to Johnny Depp, following his column published in the Washington Post in 2018 alluding to domestic violence. Meanwhile, the jury found the actor also defamed his former partner during the legal battle and the jury found the superstar paid $2 million in compensatory damages to his ex.
For the lawyer ofAmber Heardsocial networks played too important a role during the trial and Elaine Bredehoft believes that they most likely had an impact on the jury, as evidenced by the viral trend of mockery towards the actress on TikTok:
“Absolutely it had an impact! Jurors weren’t supposed to watch social media, but how can you not know? They went home every night. They have families. Their families are on social media. We had a 10-day break in the middle of the trial… It’s impossible that they weren’t influenced by that. It was horrible. It was really, really unbalanced. I was opposed to the presence of cameras in the courtroom, due to the sensitive nature of this case. It made it a zoo!“