The Amber Heard versus Johnny Depp defamation trial went on for about six weeks in April-May 2022 and was held in Virginia, US. Johnny was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and about $5 million in punitive damages. Amber, on the other hand, was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages.
On Wednesday, Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos asked Johnny’s lawyer Benjamin Chew if Johnny would say yes to a settlement where Amber agrees not to appeal the case in exchange for “him waiving monetary damages,” Benjamin hinted that that might happen.
He said, “We obviously can’t disclose any attorney-client communications, but as Mr. Depp testified and as we both made clear in our respective closings, this was never about money for him,” Benjamin said on the show. “This was about restoring his reputation, and he’s done that.”
The previous couple struggled in court over an article Amber composed for The Washington Post in 2018, in which she portrayed managing homegrown maltreatment, without referencing Johnny’s name. Post the arrival of Amber’s article, Johnny sued his ex for $50 million in penalties.
Procedures of the preliminary started in April 2022 and the decision was out on June 1. The Jury found that Amber couldn’t uphold her charges against Johnny with any significant proof, and accordingly noticed that her cases of misuse were bogus when she distributed the article. Nonetheless, the Jury additionally found that Johnny had on one event maligned golden, subsequently granting her $2 million in compensatory damages.