The jury in Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard’s heated defamation trial is expected to reach a decision in the coming days after six weeks of testimony.
Jurors weighing the dueling allegations of sexual assault brought by Heard and Depp adjourned their deliberations on Friday without reaching a decision, with the highly anticipated conclusion likely when they reconvene on Tuesday. multimillion-dollar litigation
On day 24, after many weeks of dramatic scenes, attorneys for both sides made their final statements, and the jury began deliberations. It’s unclear when they’ll make their choice.
The trial started on April 11 and has already seen the ex-couple testify, as well as witnesses such as Kate Moss, Heard’s sister Whitney, and Depp’s former bodyguard. The court heard the Edward Scissorhands actor swear at the outset of the proceedings that he had never hit a woman in his life.
He took the stand again last week, alleging that the Aquaman actress assaulted him when they were on their honeymoon in 2015.
After both parties’ final arguments in the multimillion-dollar case, the judgment in the Depp v Heard defamation trial is likely in the coming days.
Experts argue that Depp is winning in the court of public opinion, which might be more significant than whether he wins his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard.
“I believe [Johnny Depp] has won based on his notion of victory when he went off the stand,” Texas civil attorney Katherine Lizardo said. Because he had already won the court of public opinion’s favor… once he had revealed his narrative.”
Jurors have been sent off to contemplate their judgment after six weeks of evidence, which included testimony from both Mr. Depp and Ms. Heard, as well as others such as British supermodel Kate Moss.
Judge Penney Azcarate told jurors that they must weigh all of the evidence before making a decision.