Amber Heard’s legal team has formally stated its intention to challenge the verdict in its libel trial against Johnny Depp.
On June 1, a jury found the Aquaman actress responsible for defaming her ex-husband in a 2018 Washington Post editorial and was awarded more than $ 10 million (£ 8 million) in damages.
At the time, Heard’s legal team said it intended to appeal the ruling, and her attorney Elaine Bredehoft formalized her intent in court in Fairfax, Virginia on Friday.
According to Deadline, Judge Penney Azcarate told Bredehoft that Heard would have to pay a $ 8.35 million (£ 6.8 million) bond with 6% interest per annum for any appeal to formally go forward.
Bredehoft told the court that his client doesn’t have the money to pay the Pirates of the Caribbean star or bail. Your legal team has about 21 days to appeal.
During the hearing, the final sentence on the case was filed, signed by judge Azcarate. Many had speculated that the actors, who got married between 2015 and 2016, might have found a deal before the final judgment was made, but that wasn’t the case. The ruling reflected the damages granted at the conclusion of the trial.
The jury also found Depp accountable for defamation Heard with a statement released by her former lawyer and was awarded $ 2 million (£ 1.6 million).