Johnny Depp Records Victory in Amber Heard $50 Million Defamation Lawsuit
Although it a primary win, Johnny Depp did emerge victorious in his battle with Amber Heard over the $50 million defamation lawsuit against her.
According to court documents obtained, a Virginia judge ruled on Thursday that the case will remain there and not be transferred to California, as Heard had wanted.
The judge agreed with Depp that because the Washington Post op-ed in which Heard indirectly alleged she’s a victim of domestic abuse which led to the lawsuit was published in Virginia, the case should remain there.
In his lawsuit, Depp takes issue with an article Heard wrote for the Washington Post on December 2018, in which she referred to herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.”
Although Johnny Depp was not named, he claims the entire article “depends on the central premise that Ms. Heard was a domestic abuse victim and that Mr. Depp perpetrated domestic violence against her.”
He claims that Heard’s abuse allegations were “conclusively refuted by two separate responding police officers, a litany of neutral third-party witnesses, and 87 newly obtained surveillance camera videos.”
Depp is suing for defamation and asking for damages over $50,000,000.