Amber Heard has fired her lawyer Elaine Bredehoft who represented her during the libel case against her husband Johnny Depp.
In June, actor Amber heard lost the case for defamation against her ex-husband Johnny Depp. The trial lasted six weeks and Amber was ordered to pay Johnny $10.35 million. Now Amber has fired the lawyers who represented her at the trial and hired a new set of lawyers as she appeals the verdict in the high-profile case. Also read: Amber Heard appeals $ 10.35 million verdict in favor of ex-husband Johnny Depp: ‘We believe the court made mistakes’
According to a news report earlier this week, Amber’s spokesperson announced that the actor has hired Ballard Spahr’s David L Axelrod and Jay Ward Brown to lead, with Ben Rottenborn as co-advisor. Elaine Bredehoft, who represented Amber in the libel case, will resign from her position.
According to People, the spokesperson said in a statement: “When it comes to protecting the fundamental right to freedom of expression, we don’t consider the jury’s decision – to paraphrase a famous quote – as the beginning of the end. , but only as the end of the beginning.’ A different court justifies a different representation, especially since so much new evidence is now coming to light.”
Johnny Depp’s Witness, an ex-TMZ employee, Morgan Tremaine, recently took a dig at Elaine Bredehoft on social media. Morgan had tweeted: “So bestie was fired and replaced by lawyers from the same company that didn’t stop me from testifying. Do I have that right?”
Johnny and Amber married in a secret ceremony at their Los Angeles home in 2015, after nearly three years of dating. In May 2016, Amber filed for divorce from Johnny and was given a temporary restraining order against him. She said Johnny had physically abused her during their relationship, most often while he was high on drugs or alcohol.