Amber Heard’s Attorney Says She’s ‘Absolutely Not’ Able To Pay $10 Million Judgement To Johnny Depp
After the jury for the defamation trial, Depp v. Heard reached a verdict favoring Johnny Depp last Wednesday and ordered his ex-wife Amber Heard to pay him $10.4 million in damages, Heard’s attorney Elaine Charlson Bredehoft said that her client is “absolutely not” able to pay the significant damages and touched on other points about the trial as well.
Bredehoft went on Today to discuss the Virginia trial. She said the main mission of Depp’s legal team was to “demonize Amber and suppress the evidence. We had an enormous amount of evidence that was suppressed in this case that was in the UK case.”
She claimed that pieces of evidence that were not allowed to be shown to the jury included, “medical records, which were very, very significant because they showed a pattern going all the way back to 2012 of Amber reporting this to her therapist, for example.”
Bredehoft said there were several aspects of the case “that should not have been allowed, and it caused the jury to be confused.” This included the fact that Heard’s team wasn’t allowed to know that a U.K. court ruled that there was enough evidence to prove that Depp abused Heard.
She also mentioned the effect that social media had on the developing case, which was streamed live in its entirety for six weeks. Even though they were supposed to be sequestered from social media, Bredehoft replied, “how can you not? They went home every night, they have families, the families are on social media. There’s no way they couldn’t have been influenced by it.” She added that the presence of cameras in the courtroom turned the trial into a “zoo.”
Bredehoft said that she and Heard “absolutely” want to appeal and that she “has some excellent grounds for it.” She also confirmed that Heard does not have the funds to afford a $10.4 million judgment payment.
You can watch Bredehoft’s full interview with Savanah Guthrie here.
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