The legal professional who led Amber Heard’s authorized group in her defamation case towards Johnny Depp says her shopper is “completely not” in a position to pay the $10.4 million in damages awarded to Depp and plans to enchantment the decision.
Elaine Bredhoft appeared on TODAY on Thursday morning to debate the decision, the place a jury of her friends discovered the actress responsible of defamation towards her ex-husband, Depp. Requested to clarify why the jury dominated towards her shopper, Bredhoft contrasted the end result to the decision in Depp’s 2020 defamation swimsuit within the UK towards The Solar, the place a decide concluded that Heard’s claims of abuse had been “considerably true.”
“Properly, you recognize, actually what occurred right here is it’s a story of two trials. Johnny Depp introduced a swimsuit within the UK for a similar case,” Bredhoft mentioned. “The burden of proof was simpler for him there, The Solar needed to truly show that it was true. And the court docket discovered there — and we weren’t allowed to inform the jury this — however the court docket discovered that Mr. Depp had dedicated not less than 12 acts of home violence, together with sexual violence towards Amber.”
“So what did Depp’s group study from this? Demonize Amber and suppress the proof. We had an unlimited quantity of proof that was suppressed on this case that was within the UK case. Within the UK case when it got here in, Amber received and Mr. Depp misplaced.”
Bredhoft additionally believes that the jury was influenced by clips of the case that they noticed on social media. “How will you not? They went residence each night time, they’ve households. The households are on social media. We had a ten-day break — there is no such thing as a method they couldn’t have been influenced.”
As such, Heard has “glorious grounds” to enchantment the decision, in line with Bredhoft.
A part of Heard’s motivation to enchantment is probably going tied to her lack of ability to pay the $10.4 million in compensatory and punitive damages awarded to Depp. Bredhoft confirmed to TODAY that she doesn’t have entry to such an amount of cash. It was beforehand reported that litigation insurance coverage was masking many of the Heard’s authorized charges.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 2, 2022