Piers Morgan Says Johnny Depp Has Been ‘Vindicated’ By Court Victory
He also added that Depp’s win has “vindicated” the Hollywood actor.
This all comes after the jury in Fairfax, Virginia, ruled in favour of the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor.
Kate Moss even testified in defence of Johnny Depp.
The trial lasted six weeks and it was pretty gruelling.
Depp sued Amber Heard for defamation over an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post back in 2018.
In the op-ed, Heard claimed that she was a victim of domestic violence, yet she never named Johnny Depp by name.
Depp had demanded $50 million (£38 million) saying her domestic abuse claims had all but ended his career and ruined his reputation.
He was awarded compensatory damages of $10million (£8million) and a further $5million (£4million) in punitive damages.
Interestingly enough, Heard was awarded $2 million by the jury also for defamation, but in her case, it was to do with statements made by Johnny Depp’s lawyer.
Piers Morgan seemed happy about Johnny Depp winning his defamation case against Amber Heard
Here’s what Piers Morgan had to say about Johnny Depp’s victory on his new talk show (via The Daily Mail):
A disaster for Amber Heard because Johnny Depp has not only won on every count of this case and proved the defamation was done against him by his ex-wife but he has been awarded a total of $15 million, including $5 million in punitive damages. So this is a wipeout for Amber Heard. It is complete vindication for Johnny Depp.
Johnny Depp wasn’t actually in court when the ruling was announced.
He was actually in the UK and spotted in a pub in Newcastle just a few minutes after the verdict was read out in court.
At the time of the verdict, Morgan was interviewing celebrity attorney Lisa Bloom who is known for advising Harvey Weinstein amid his sexual abuse allegations.
Morgan said that Bloom “was not expecting this” and that she “didn’t think it was the right result” before asking for her opinion.
Bloom said: “Well I always have to respect a jury’s verdict, they were in that courtroom week after week listening to every detail of the evidence. I was not.
“We certainly don’t want false statements made about people but my heart really goes out to Amber Heard.
“I think there were a number of incidents where she appears to have been a victim. She’s in the courtroom having to take it.
“I have many clients who I represent, who get threatened with defamation cases if they speak out publicly so they are afraid to tell their stories publicly and I just think it’s a very sad day.”
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have their say on the defamation case ruling
After the verdict was revealed, Heard revealed that she felt “heartbroken” by the ruling, adding she was “sadder still” that she had “lost a right” to “speak freely and openly”.
She continued: “It sets back the idea that violence against women is to be taken seriously.”
However, Depp also had his say on the verdict.
He said that “the jury gave me my life back. I am truly humbled.”
He concluded: “The best is yet to come and a new chapter has finally begun. Veritas numquam perit. Truth never perishes.”
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