Amber Heard will appeal the ruling following Johnny Depp’s victory in the former couple’s defamation trial.
Judge Penney Azcarate delivered the ruling on Friday, echoing a ruling made June 1, Law & Crime reported.
The actors’ legal teams met in court on Friday but it remains unclear if they will discuss a possible solution.
Judge Azcarate gave the two sides until Friday to reach an agreement if they wish to do so.
Angelette Levy’s Law & Crime reported that the judge was “no nonsense as usual” and Mr Depp’s legal team had not requested an injunction, as was expected.
In a statement to The Independent, A spokesman for Ms Heard said: “As stated in a congressional hearing yesterday, you do not ask for a pardon if you are innocent. And, you don’t refuse an appeal if you know you’re right. “
Attorney Lisa Bloom believes that we have not seen the end of the trial and that the case will be decided on appeal.
Ms. Bloom, whose clients include Janice Dickinson (in the allegation against Bill Cosby), actor Mischa Barton (in a revenge porn lawsuit), and Harvey Weinstein (whom Ms. Bloom was an initial consultant before). resigned) spoke to BBC Newsnight after the verdict in the defamation case.
The judges on June 1 announced that they had reached a decision in the case against Mr. Depp and Ms. Heard in Fairfax, Virginia. They found that Ms. Heard had defamed Mr. Depp in three statements and that Ms. Heard had been defamed in one of the three statements at the center of her counter-claim. Mr. Depp was awarded $10.35 million in damages and Ms. Heard was awarded $2 million.
“I want to stress that this is not the end, because most defamation cases are actually decided on appeal,” Ms. Bloom told Newsnight, adding that she noticed “a lot of problems with the appeal” in the Depp v Heard case.
She called the ruling “contradictory” due to the way the jury found that Mr Depp and Ms Heard were both defamed.
Specifically, the jury found that Mr Depp had been defamed in Ms Heard’s article in which she described herself as a “representative of domestic abuse”, but also found that Mrs Heard was defamed in a statement by Adam Waldman (a former lawyer for Mr Depp) calling some of Ms Heard’s claims “a hoax”.
“How can Amber Heard be defamed when Johnny Depp’s attorney says her allegations are a hoax, and Johnny Depp is also smeared when she says she represents violence? family?” Miss Bloom asked. “I think that’s inconsistent and you can’t have an inconsistent verdict.”
Ms. Bloom also pointed out that one of the three statements found by the jury to be defamatory was the title of the article, which Ms. Heard “did not write”. “She retweeted it, but she didn’t write it,” Ms Bloom added. “I retweet articles all the time. Am I responsible if there is a false statement in that article? All in all, we think people shouldn’t be held accountable for that.”
Ms Bloom said she believes “in a year or two” the case will receive a “more definitive answer”.
Mr. Heard’s lawyer told Today shows that Ms. Heard “fully intends to appeal the verdict, arguing that ‘some things have been allowed in this court that should not have been allowed'”.