After her awful defeat, the audience is waiting to know the fate of Amber Heard
Six weeks into the defamation trial between Hollywood stars Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, and jurors heard more than 100 hours of testimony, the jury awarded Depp $10 million in tort and $5 million in punitive damages, while Heard awarded $2 million in damages. without any punitive damages in its favour. Which made many wonder how Heard would pay her obligations? And most importantly, what if you can’t?
Appearing on the “Today” show, Amber Heard’s attorney, Elaine Bredehoft said that Heard doesn’t have the funds to pay the over $10 million judgment. There’s talk that Heard will have to declare bankruptcy, but it may not do her any good. pic.twitter.com/RlFLKkJ4FK
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The worst is yet to come
At a time when the verdict came in Depp’s favor, Heard appears to be facing the worst that is yet to come, even after reducing the punitive compensation from 5 million to 350,000 dollars only, as this is the maximum punitive compensation allowed by Virginia law, and the total of what was awarded to Depp has $10.35 million, and after subtracting the two million owed to Heard, her debt is $8.35 million, which remains difficult for her to repay.
According to Amber’s lawyer, Eileen Bredehoft, her client does not have the amount required of her, as her total money currently ranges between 1.5 and 2.5 million dollars, which is not even enough to cover the costs of lawyers, especially since she had to change the legal representation during the trial, prompting her to use her home insurance to cover the costs of her current attorneys.
According to the New York Post, insurance companies pay attorneys’ fees and some costs of defamation cases, excluding damages for intentional wrongdoing, which is the case in the Amber Heard case.
Between the specter of bankruptcy and expulsion from Hollywood Paradise
Which justifies reducing the space of her role in the second part of the movie “Aquaman” to only 10 minutes, before DC canceled her contract completely, after the number of signatures on the petition that was submitted by the audience refusing to complete the series exceeded 4.5 million signatures.
According to Heard, her latest artistic project was an Italian independent horror movie “In the Fire”, for which she earned a salary of 92,000 dollars, which is a very small number compared to the wages she received for her participation in the movie “Aqua Man”. .
Almost 2.5 million have signed now!#JUSTICEFORAMBERHEARD involves her being cancelled, like she tried to cancel JD.
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The second solution before Depp, according to attorney Brett Turnbull in his statement to the New York Post, is to seize her property assets, seize her home in California and any other property she has of jewelry, vehicles, real estate or art collections, and then sell everything at an auction in order to pay off her debts. If the amount is not completed, the sentence can be extended for a period of up to 30 years, during which Deeb will continue to collect the funds until it is completed.
Of course, Heard can decide to declare and prove bankruptcy, and here she will lose a debt of 10 million dollars, while she will still have to pay the amount of 350 thousand dollars in punitive compensation, so that the last and magical solution before Heard is Depp’s waiver of his material right, content with his moral victory in front of the world.
Johnny Depp is back on the big screen
Unlike Amber Heard, and despite the material, moral and artistic losses that he has suffered in recent years following the accusations leveled by Heard, the biggest of which is that Disney abandoned him and lost his role in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series. Defamed by his ex-wife, they may help him reignite the desire of major studio owners to re-cooperate with him, especially since both his fans and his fanatics would be happy to pay their money at the box office to support him.
A good example of this is what happened recently with “Dior”, the only brand that maintained its partnership with Depp, and made it the face of its men’s perfume “Sauvage”, as an internal source announced that the company has witnessed a clear increase in sales since the start of the trial. After fans went out to buy the perfume to show their support for him.
It is reported that Depp has already succeeded in obtaining his first championship after a 3-year hiatus through the French movie “Madame de Barry” (Jeanne Du Barry), in which he will play the role of King Louis XV of France. The same story was told in the 1954 film Madame de Barry, which centered on Jeanne Picot, who was born as the illegitimate daughter of a poor seamstress in 1743 before succeeding within years to become the last official mistress of Louis 15.
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