The opinion piece on the middle of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s explosive defamation trial obtained an replace following the decision earlier this week.
As you probably know, the jury unanimously decided that the 36-year-old actress defamed her ex-husband 3 times in her op-ed printed by The Washington Put up in December 2018 – regardless that Depp’s title was by no means talked about within the article. Whereas the Pirates of the Caribbean alum was awarded $15 million in damages, the quantity was diminished to $10.35 million resulting from state legislation. However Amber, who was awarded $2 million in her countersuit, nonetheless plans to attraction the decision.
And though the court docket discovered statements in her op-ed that had been defamatory, The Washington Put up nonetheless stored the piece up on its web site. Nonetheless, there’s now an editor’s notice included to the digital model following Johnny’s authorized win! On Thursday, the publication dropped a message to the highest of the article detailing which elements had been discovered defamatory. The edit learn:
“In 2019, Johnny Depp sued Amber Heard for defamation arising out of this 2018 op-ed. On June 1, 2022, following a trial in Fairfax County, Va. Circuit Court docket, a jury discovered Heard liable on three counts for the next statements, which Depp claimed had been false and defamatory: (1) ‘I spoke up in opposition to sexual violence — and confronted our tradition’s wrath. That has to alter.’ (2) ‘Then two years in the past, I turned a public determine representing home abuse, and I felt the complete power of our tradition’s wrath for girls who converse out.’ (3) ‘I had the uncommon vantage level of seeing, in actual time, how establishments shield males accused of abuse.’ The jury individually discovered that Depp, by his lawyer Adam Waldman, defamed Heard in certainly one of three counts in her countersuit.”
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Authorized analyst Emily D. Baker advised Folks that it was a “good transfer” on so as to add the notice as an alternative of simply eradicating the op-ed from the web site, explaining:
“As a result of this case is so watched and commented on, I feel the op-ed remains to be wanted for context. I admire that they put up the discover slightly than take the op-ed down. And I admire that they included, with specificity, precisely the statements that had been discovered to be defamatory. It could have been simpler to only take it down and say nothing. However I admire they’re saying, ‘Anybody who’s studying this, that is what occurred.’”
She has some extent right here! However what do YOU suppose, Perezcious readers? Are you stunned The Put up stored it up on the location? Sound OFF within the feedback.
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