On Wednesday, Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos asked Johnny’s lawyer Benjamin Chew whether Depp would agree to a settlement where Heard agrees not to appeal the case in return for “Depp waiving any monetary damages,” Chew hinted it was on the table.
“We obviously can’t disclose any attorney-client communications, but as Mr. Depp testified and as we both made clear in our respective closings, this was never about money for Mr. Depp,” Chew said. “This was about restoring his reputation, and he’s done that.”
For the uninitiated, the jury has awarded Johnny Depp USD 15 million in damages. Amber Heard has also won part of her libel case against Johnny Depp over articles in a privately owned newspaper, in which Johnny Depp’s former lawyer described her claims of domestic abuse as a hoax.The jury has awarded Amber Heard USD 2 million in damages.
Depp and Heard married in a very private ceremony in their home in Los Angeles in 2015. On May 23, 2016, Heard filed for divorce from Depp and obtained a temporary restraining order against the Oscar-nominated actor. She alleged that Depp had physically abused her during their relationship, and said it was usually while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
first published:June 9, 2022, 10:16 p.m.