Johnny Depp against Amber Heard: the actress changes lawyers


– Posted on August 16, 2022 at 09:54

Amber Heard is already preparing her appeal of the verdict of the Johnny Depp libel trial. For this, she decided to change teams and hire new renowned lawyers.

It was hands down the trial of the decade. In court, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard tore each other apart, and we can say that all shots were allowed. This lawsuit, which opposed the two ex-spouses, demonstrated how toxic their relationship was. And after six weeks of making headlines, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor won the lawsuit against Amber Heard. The actress was therefore sentenced for defamation to pay more than 10 million dollars in damages to her ex, whose reputation had been tarnished.

And if all this sordid story could have stopped with the announcement of the verdict, Amber Heard had not planned it that way. In effect, the Aquaman actress has decided to appeal. She is already thinking of confronting Johnny Depp again in court, and she has even taken a radical decision. Faced with her first failure, Amber Heard therefore made the choice to hire a whole new team of lawyers to defend her.

A new team for Amber Heard

As reported People, Amber Heard therefore changes legal counsel for her appeal of the verdict of the Johnny Depp libel trial. This Monday, August 15, a spokesperson for the 36-year-old actress announced that she hired David L. Axelrod and Jay Ward Brown of Ballard Spahr to run the business, with Ben Rottenborn as co-lawyer. Elaine Charlson Bredehoft, who represented Amber Heard during the six-week trial in Virginia, is stepping down.

The two new attorneys successfully defended The New York Times against Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit earlier this year. But then, will this strategic choice allow Amber Heard to win her appeal? Verdict in several weeks. One thing is certain is that Johnny Depp and his team have not said their last word.

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