Johnny Depp would be ready to give up the millions of dollars Amber Heard owes him in compensation if she gives up challenging him again on appeal. This was suggested by Ben Chew, one of the lawyers who assisted the actor in the six weeks of the defamation trial from which Depp emerged victorious. “We have to be careful what we say, but from the start what was at stake was his reputation. It was never about the money,” Chew told ABC, answering a question about a possible out-of-court settlement in which the former Pirate of the Caribbean could renounce to collect the 8.35 million dollars that is due to him if she renounces to reopen the case. “Johnny managed to get his reputation back on its feet. It was the only thing that mattered to him,” the lawyer said.
Depp was awarded $ 10.35 million in compensation from the Fairfax Virginia jury for being slandered by Heard in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed, but was in turn sentenced to pay his ex-wife two million dollars. dollars because his lawyer had called his allegations “a scam.” “Amber is absolutely unable to pay,” said the woman’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, in the aftermath of the verdict, announcing the appeal accompanied by “a mountain of evidence”. Meanwhile, while his lawyers make the rounds of talk shows, Depp has remained in England where he is recording an album with his friend and mentor Jeff Beck. The actor is committed to emerging from the media exile that the battle in court had forced him to and has opened a TikTok profile which in two days has gathered eleven million followers. With cameras allowed in court, the courtroom saga proved to be an overwhelming success with the public and the Discovery + UK channel announced a sequel to the documentary made on the occasion of Depp’s challenge against the “Sun” in 2020 at the High Court in London. Entitled “Depp vs. Heard”, the documentary will be in two parts: each episode will present one side of the saga through interviews with the lawyers, friends, family of the two contenders and key witnesses. The documentary is part of a series entitled “Vs.” (short for against) dedicated to recent court cases including “Coleen vs. Rebekah” and “Britney vs. Jamie”. The first hinges on the battle of the ‘Wags’ (wifes and girlfriends of famous footballers) Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy that the British press dubbed “the Wagatha Christie trial” after Rooney publicly accused Vardy of telling the tabloid stories. on his account. “Britney vs.
Jamie “will also see at the center the clash between Britney Spears and her father Jamie over the legal custody that for 13 years held the ‘princess of pop’ under the paternal yoke.