On Wednesday evening, what was probably the most spectacular court case of the year came to an end. These are the first statements from Amber Heard and Johnny Depp.
After the jury in the defamation trial between Hollywood star Johnny Depp (58) and his ex-wife Amber Heard (36) largely voted for Depp, Heard has shown himself deeply disappointed. “The disappointment I feel today cannot be put into words,” Heard wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. The fact that the jury largely did not believe her despite a “mountain of evidence” breaks her heart. She also sees the verdict as a “step backwards” for other women in a similar situation.
“I’m sad that I lost the case. But I’m even sadder that I seem to have lost a right I thought I had as an American – to speak freely and openly.”
Hollywood star Johnny Depp has already commented. “This jury gave me my life back,” Depp said in a statement on Wednesday. “The goal of moving this process forward from the beginning was to get the truth out, no matter what the outcome. Telling the truth was something I owed to my children and to all those who have always supported me. Now that I’ve done that, I feel an inner peace within me.”
A new chapter in his life has now begun for him. “The best is yet to come.”
The jury mostly sided with Depp – but also agreed with Heard on some points. According to the verdict, Heard now has to pay Depp $8.35 million in damages. But Depp also has to pay damages to his ex-wife.
The original of this post “”Can’t be put into words”: The first statements after the verdict” comes from Bunte.de.