For weeks, Johnny Depp (58) and Amber Heard (36), who were married to each other from 2015 to 2017, fought in a US court, some of which went below the belt. It was about domestic violence, sexual assault and character assassination.
On June 1, the jury found Johnny Depp correct on most counts, ordering Heard to pay her ex-husband more than $10 million in damages.
But Heard was also right on one investment point. Because statements by Depp’s ex-lawyer would have damaged her reputation, Depp has to pay two million US dollars to his ex. If you offset the amounts against each other, there are still a good eight million dollars that Heard has to transfer to Depp. But there are doubts whether she can actually pay this amount, reports “dailymail.co.uk”.
Actually, Amber Heard’s financial resources could be at least partially sufficient. In 2017, after the divorce from Johnny Depp, she received a settlement of seven million dollars, which she said she wanted to donate to a good cause. The crux: In the defamation process, it came out that so far only 1.3 million US dollars have flowed into the donation fund, of which Heard has only paid a fraction himself.
The actress justified this during the process by saying that she was unable to donate the full amount “because Johnny sued me for $ 50 million in March 2019,” reports “focus.de”. Supposedly, according to “bild.de”, Heard is said to have spent up to six million dollars on legal fees alone.
It remains unclear what part of the money is still available. The severance pay isn’t the actress’s only source of income. As “dailymail.co.uk” further reports, it also came out in the process that Heard received a million dollar fee for her role in “Aquaman”. And for her performance in “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” which is set to hit theaters in 2023, she even got $2 million.
In any event, if Amber Heard does not appeal the verdict, her past and future fees would be confiscated unless she declared bankruptcy. She would then likely only have to pay the $350,000 in punitive damages, which the court awarded independently of the $10 million in damages.
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