Actor Johnny Depp on Wednesday released a lengthy statement celebrating his legal win against ex-wife Amber Heard, whom the jury found defamed Depp via a Washington Post op-ed she wrote in 2018.
The jury awarded Depp $15 million in monetary damages for Heard defaming him in an op-ed, published at The Washington Post in 2018. Heard was awarded $2 million over statements Depp lawyer Adam Waldman wrote about Heard allegedly intentionally messing up her apartment to stage a hoax against Depp.
“Six years later, the jury gave me my life back,” Depp said in the statement to Law&Crime Network. “I am truly humbled.”
Depp said his life was turned upside-down when Heard launched her accusations of domestic violence against him, fingering the media for perpetuating the lies.
“False, very serious and criminal allegations were levied at me via the media, which triggered an endless barrage of hateful content, although no charges were ever brought against me,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor said. “It had already traveled around the world twice within a nanosecond and it had a seismic impact on my life and my career.”
Depp added that he pursued the case in the first place to “reveal the truth.”
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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