Deliberations Begin in High-Profile Defamation Battle Between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Who will win the high-profile
defamation case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard? That’s the question that jury members have begun deliberating after six
weeks of trial in Virginia. The former couple, who were married from 2015 to 2016, are embroiled in a $50m (£40m) defamation
battle over an article that Ms Heard wrote in which she claims to be an abuse victim. Mr Depp, 58, sued his ex-wife for $50m
(£40m) last May over the article that she published in the Washington Post just days before their divorce was finalised.
Deliberations began in a high-profile defamation battle between actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard on Wednesday. Mr Depp
sued his ex-wife for $50m (£40m) over an op-ed piece she wrote alleging that he was abusive towards her during their marriage.
Ms Heard counter-sued for $100m, claiming defamation by implication. The case is a familiar one in Hollywood, where women
who have alleged abuse from A-list men have long been met with silence or dismissed by those around them - and where powerful