After the long bridge on Memorial Day the trial jury of Johnny Depp versus Amber Heard resumed work. The actor of “Pirates of the Caribbean” for the second consecutive evening awaited the verdict by treading a stage: he was at the Royal Albert Hall in London after having performed with Jeff Beck in Sheffield. Applause greeted the actor who again played with Beck their cover of John Lennon’s song “Isolation” and “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gay. Johnny Depp is also expected at the closing of Umbria Jazz on July 17th
The expectation among fans of both actors is very high and yet, even if technically a verdict could come shortly, it is highly unlikely that the jurors will find unanimity: the seven men and women whose identities will remain secret for a year must in fact, they review six weeks of testimonials, audio and video recordings, text messages and other images before issuing their opinion.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s reasons, here’s what they have to prove
On Friday, the lawyers’ arguments concluded, the jury met for a couple of hours before updating for the weekend. Their task is to rule on a double complaint: that of Johnny Depp against ex-wife Amber Heard for ruining his career with a Washington Post article in which she stood out as a victim of domestic violence; and Heard’s counter-complaint, after an attorney for her ex-husband, Adam Waldman, called her allegations “an invention” of her.
Depp asked for $ 50 million in damages. Heard replied with a request for 100 million. The jurors could agree with one or the other, both or neither. Whatever the final verdict in court, the one of the two actors who prevails in the court of public opinion will win: so far Depp seems to have been in advantage for the duration of the process.