Amber Heard’s Attorney Says She Plans To Appeal Defamation Verdict

According to her lawyer, Amber Heard is planning to appeal the verdict reached in Johnny Depp‘s defamation lawsuit against her.

Elaine Charlson Bredehoft, who represented Heard, 36, revealed on the Today show early Thursday morning that her client’s battle with the actor isn’t anywhere near over.

Amber Heard’s Attorney Says She Plans To Appeal Defamation Verdict

When asked by co-host Savannah Guthrie if Amber plans to appeal her loss, Bredehoft said, “Absolutely, and she has some excellent grounds for it.”

She went on to share how there were a “number of evidentiary issues.” The attorney said, “There was so much evidence that did not come in. We even had tried to get the U.K. judgment in to dismiss his case, because [Depp] already had his shot,” Bredehoft added.

Earlier in the week, Depp, 58, won all three defamation claims in his case brought against his ex-wife over her 2018 op-ed about coming forward with domestic abuse allegations.

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The jury awarded Depp with $15 million in damages. However, Heard will only have to pay $10.35 million due to Virginia law capping punitive damages. The judge reduced the amount from $5 million to $350,000.

In regards to Heard’s countersuit brought against Depp, he was found to have defamed her on one of three claims. She was awarded $2 million in damages. Bredehoft noted during her appearance on the show how Heard does not have the means to pay the $10.35 million.

“No way. Absolutely not,” she said, when asked about the actress paying the money that is now owed.

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Heard released a statement right after the verdict was reached on Wednesday. “The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I’m heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence, and sway of my ex-husband,” she began.

“I’m even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It is a setback,” Heard continued. “It sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated. It sets back the idea that violence against women is to be taken seriously.”

“I believe Johnny’s attorneys succeeded in getting the jury to overlook the key issue of Freedom of Speech and ignore evidence that was so conclusive that we won in the U.K.,” she said. “I’m sad I lost this case. But I am sadder still that I seem to have lost a right I thought I had as an American — to speak freely and openly.”

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