Johnny Depp verdict

Closing arguments in the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard $50 million defamation case wrapped up on Friday

as the six-week trial comes to a close in Fairfax County. Depp’s lawyers asked a jury Friday "to give Mr. Depp his life back" by finding that ex-wife Heard committed libel Releasing on 27th May 2022

Johnny Depp Amber Heard Trial

This case for Mr. Depp has never been about money," said Depp lawyer Benjamin Chew

Fans continue to wrap around the Fairfax County courthouse for a chance to witness the closing arguments in the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial set to wrap up

Fans come out to Johnny Depp trial for closing arguments

Heard’s lawyer, J. Benjamin Rottenborn, said the lawsuit is not about Depp’s reputation but is part of an ongoing smear campaign Depp launched after Heard filed for divorce

Depp is suing Heard for $50 million in Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia over a 2018 op-ed she wrote identifying herself as a victim of domestic abuse, which  he says ruined his reputation and career

Depp says he never struck Heard and that she concocted the abuse allegations to gain an advantage in divorce proceedings. He has said he was often physically attacked by Heard

Rottenborn told jurors that even if they tend to believe Depp’s claim that he never abused Heard, he still can’t win his case because Heard has a First Amendment right to weigh in on matters of public debate. The jury began deliberations