The jury sided with Jhonny Depp in his defamation trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard and it seems as though the Aquaman actress might be broke now.
Johnny Depp ended up being awarded $15 million in damages.
The jury found that Ms.Heard defamed Depp on all three counts and awarded him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5m in punitive damages.
Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages, but no punitive damages.
This is a very big and actually quite surprising victory for Johnny Depp.
It basically means that Johnny Depp is going to be awarded close to $12 million in damages and that’s going to have to come from Amber Heard.
Now, it’s been previously reported that it is Amber Heard’s house insurance that has been footing the bill for her legal fees.
However, how will it work for the damages that Mr.Depp has been awarded by the court in Virginia?
Well, basically, Heard is going to have to find the money, and she really doesn’t have it.
Yes, she was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages, but no punitive damages, however, that’s not going to cover the $13 million that Depp was awarded.
Technically, before the trial, Amber Heard’s net worth was roughly about $2.5 million, so she’s really going to struggle to pay Johnny Depp the amount he was awarded.
After yesterday’s verdict, she’s now listed as having a net worth of -6million dollars.
I genuinely believe this could end up bankrupting the actor, and there’s also the fact that her career is certainly going to take a nosedive following this trial.