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Actor Amber Heard to settle defamation case with ex-husband Johnny Depp

ACTOR Amber Heard said on Monday she would settle defamation claims that were brought against her by ex-husband and fellow actor Johnny Depp, ending years of legal wrangling over dueling claims of abuse during their marriage.

In an Instagram post, Ms. Heard said the decision to settle with Mr. Depp was “very difficult” and followed “a great deal of deliberation.” The actress said this was “not an act of concession.” In June, Mr. Depp had won a multimillion-dollar jury verdict for his defamation suit against Ms. Heard.

Mr. Depp’s co-lead trial counsel, Ben Chew and Camille Vasquez, said he would receive a payment from Ms. Heard’s insurers of $1 million and Mr. Depp has pledged to donate the funds to charity.

Mr.Chew and Ms. Vasquez, said: “We are pleased to formally close the door on this painful chapter for Mr. Depp, who made clear throughout this process his intent to bring the truth to light.”

Mr. Depp and Ms. Heard sued each other in 2022 for defamation, each claiming they were abused before and during their roughly two-year marriage.

Following a six-week televised trial full of graphic testimony, a seven-person jury ruled in June that Ms. Heard defamed Depp, and the Pirates of the Caribbean star was awarded $10.35 million. The jury also determined that Ms. Heard was defamed, awarding her $2 million.

In July, Ms. Heard filed an appeal to the Virginia jury’s decision that she defamed Me. Depp when she claimed in a newspaper opinion piece that she was a survivor of sexual violence.

Representatives for Ms. Heard did not respond to requests for additional comment after the Aquaman star posted her decision on Instagram.

“It’s important for me to say that I never chose this,” Ms. Heard said in her post. “I defended my truth and in doing so my life as I knew it was destroyed. The vilification I have faced on social media is an amplified version of the ways in which women are re-victimized when they come forward,” she wrote.

Ms. Heard went on to say she finally has the opportunity to “emancipate” herself from something she tried to leave over six years ago.

In the post, she also said she had lost faith in the American legal system and favors the UK legal system as more “robust,” “impartial,” and “fair.” Ms. Heard also blasted the US media, saying it favored “popularity and power” over “direct evidence.”

“In the interim I was exposed to a type of humiliation that I cannot re-live,” Ms. Heard said. “Even if my US appeal is successful, the best outcome would be a re-trial where a new jury would have to consider the evidence again. I simply cannot go through that for a third time.” — Reuters

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