You’ve probably heard by now that Johnny Depp won his defamation suit against Amber Hard on Wednesday.
A seven-person jury awarded Depp $ 10 million in damages and $ 5 million in punitive damages, which the judge immediately reduced to $ 350,000 in compliance with the Virginia State ruling.
Hard was awarded $ 2 million in compensation, which is probably a small consolation for the actress, who now owes $ 8.4 million to her ex-husband.
It is often difficult to assess such situations, where the fines of well-known celebrities are assessed.
After all, Hard is a successful actress with a recurring role as Mera in the DC Extended Universe.
He has been appearing in film and television projects since 2004 when he landed a role in the CW series Jack and Bobby.
Along the way, he appeared in such popular movies Pineapple Express, Zombie LandAnd MagicMike XXL.
Some fans speculated that given the long, lucrative career he enjoyed, Hard could easily be able to carry the প 8.4 million payout to Depp.
It seems to be the case, however.
According to a new report from In contactAmber’s total assets are estimated at $ 1.5 million
Compare this to Depp, who enjoys a net worth of $ 150 million.
Depp Hard has been appearing in major films since before his birth and he was a very successful anchor of Disney Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise from 2003 to 2017.
A sixth installment of the franchise has been postponed indefinitely, and Depp claims that the delay – and possible cancellation of the project – is the result of bad press as a result of Hard’s allegations.
Depp insisted from the beginning that his case was “not about money” but in the strictest sense, like all civil trials, it was exactly that.
Despite all the controversy on social media about which party was “guilty”, it was not a criminal case and financial loss was always at risk.
The career losses of both the actors may be permanent, but it was not a matter of concern to the jury.
Hard’s attorney, Elaine Bradhoft, was present Today Show this morning, where he answers questions about Hard’s financial condition and reaction to the verdict
“Oh, no, not at all,” Bradhoft said when Savannah Guthrie asked if her client could afford Depp’s compensation.
The attorney reiterated that he plans to appeal the hard judgment, noting that Depp’s team was able to suppress items that could be used as evidence.
“They were able to suppress medical records, which was very important because they showed Amber a pattern to report to her therapist in 2012, for example,” Bradhoft said.
“We had a significant amount of text, in which Mr Depp’s aides said, ‘When I told him he kicked you, he cried, he was very sorry.’ That didn’t come. “
“It simply came to our notice then. I am heartbroken that the mountain of evidence is still not enough to stand up to my ex-husband’s unequal power, influence and influence, “Hard wrote in a statement issued Wednesday.
“I’m even more frustrated with what this ruling means for other women. It’s a shock. It sets the clock back at a time when a woman who speaks and speaks can be publicly embarrassed and humiliated,” the actress continued.
Hard welcomed her first child last year, and insiders say she lives in a compressed situation as a result of her never-ending legal drama with Depp.
The appeal means the matter is likely to be re-filed in the near future, but legal experts say Hard’s team will press for a ban on TV cameras from the courtroom at this time.