A month after the jury verdict was announced in Virginia for… The Libel Trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, the actress’s lawyers are now trying to override the verdict, claiming it is not supported by evidence. According to reports, Heard’s legal team filed a 43-page document requesting the same in Fairfax County Circuit Court.
The Aquaman star’s petition comes after she was ordered by a jury to pay $10.35 million in damages to her ex-husband Depp after she was found to have suffered defamation for the 2018 opinion she was in. The Washington Post wrote. As reported by Variety, Amber’s lawyers have also requested to “investigate improper jury service,” claiming that public information indicates that a juror who served at the trial was born in 1970, despite court officials calling their birth year 1945.
The document questions the same saying, “This discrepancy raises the question of whether Juror 15 actually received a subpoena for jury duty and was duly vetted by the court to serve on the jury,” via Variety.
One of the key points raised by Heard’s lawyers seeking to quash the ruling is that Depp has provided no evidence, and the document states, “Mr Depp has provided no evidence that Ms Heard did not believe she was being abused. do not meet the legal requirements for actual malice, and the verdict must be quashed.”
After the lawsuit, Amber also posted a statement on Instagram calling it a backward move for women. The actress also appeared in her first sit down interview posted the trial verdict with Today and stated that she stands by her testimony and everything she said during the trial.